“It depends,” is the answer to most nutrition questions. In a world looking for absolutes, I’m here to remind you that nuance matters a whole lot.
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Why “It Depends” is Usually the Answer
You’re going to start seeing some shorter (I think I’ll call them “punchier”) episodes on Friday’s as I address some topics that I’ve maybe shared on social media, but I don’t want to ramble so much about. It’s my show, I do what I want.
The title of this show is “It Depends.”
Let me paint the daily picture of a nutrition or fitness coach in the online space.
- Q: “Is HIIT good or bad?” A: “It depends.”
- Q: “Should I count macros?” A: “It depends.”
- Q: “Should I eat MORE carbs, or fewer?” A: “It depends.”
Where it gets EXTRA dicey is when it starts getting painted in terms of absolutes when dealing with food, training, etc. When terms like “always, never, everyone” get thrown around.
- “All sugar is bad.”
- “My friends husband lost a ton of weight on Keto and says it’s the best for everyone.”
- “Coconut is a miracle food.”
- “More cardio is better.”
Look, we all want the secret sauce, the one universal absolute that will solve all our problems. But micro-focusing on one area is probably causing you to lose focus on other bigger areas and overall you may be missing the bigger picture.
On Today’s Episode
- The appropriate types of questions to actually get answers and direction
- Why the “secret sauce” approach just isn’t realistic or dare I say, healthy
- Why considering working one-on-one with someone might be a good idea
- Why “it depends” is usually the answer
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