It's been a crazy week at work. You forgot to go to the grocery store, it's lunchtime and you're trying to eat better. But making a good choice, under those circumstances, is almost impossible.
Does this sound familiar?
In the world of marketing one of the goals is to make the message memorable. While this is helpful for the marketer it isn't always helpful for the audience.
One such instance is the notion that "Carbs are Bad." It's not that simple. This mentality comes from the "Low Carb" diet camp (which is who we would align ourselves with). The confusion comes in because of a failure to define terms.
There is a hierarchy of importance when it comes to nutrition. Most importantly is the quality of the food you eat. Secondly, it matters how much food you eat. Thirdly it matters what the ratios of protein, carbohydrate, and fat you consume. Then way down at the fourth most important aspect of nutrition is what is known as nutrient timing.
The Whole30 is a 30 day nutrition challenge with a goal of improving your overall health. With the standard food that most americans eat we develop chronic inflammation and sub optimal intestine function or leaky gut. Our intestines are one of our bodies major defenses against bacteria and invaders of any kind. If our digestive track isn’t functioning at 100% we have a higher chance of getting sick.
I don’t usually receive too many excuses when I plan a workout. It may not be easy or they may not like it but they’ll do it because it will only last a few minutes. But if I tell someone how they should eat I get every excuse imaginable. We hold our food choices so sacred. This reenforces in my mind that as a nation we have an unhealthy relationship with our food. Some of us may even have an addiction.
People are willing to jump through a lot of hoops in the quest for the body they want. Some of these hoops are a waste of time like many supplements, and others like Intermittent Fasting (IF) might be worth a look.
There is always an argument taking place online. Everyone has an opinion and they don’t have any qualms about sharing and defending it strongly. While it’s great to strongly believe in things, it’s important to realize that you could also be completely wrong. Belief and fact are not the same thing.