I had a bit of back and forth with one of these self professed health nuts. I do mention on my profile, in the spirit of honesty, that I'm overweight and in the process of losing.
haps:i saw your in middle of losing weight, to reach your goal
haps:how is that going?
:Until this semester ends it's unfortunately at a standstill. I'm getting older and I can't rock the 18 hour days like I used to
:Next semester I'll be doing online classes so that should allow for more gym time
haps:so why is it on a standstill?
As though I didn't just answer that.
haps:are you still watching what you ear?
:It's at a standstill because I'm working full time and going to school full time. Something had to give and unfortunately it was gym time
:yes, I am still eating right.
haps:truthfully, if you just eat right, that itself will lose a lot of weight for you
This is when I realize that he's not as informed about health as he thinks he is. Not everyone's body works the same, for me if I don't work out hard and eat really well I don't lose weight. Not to mention losing weight without exercise just means the person is going to be skinny and flabby. That's not attractive. I chose not to call him out on it, hoping that eventually the subject would just change sooner.
haps:if you dont mind me asking, how much are you trying to lose?
:Umm, I think I have another 60lbs to go.
haps:its one of the hardest things, eating right
Because obviously I don't know that.
:I know :/
haps:its a mental thing
haps:if we could just "go crazy" for 2-3 months
haps:lose what you need to lose
haps:then learn how to eat properly
haps:it would make things easier
haps:like only eat what you are supposed to eat
haps:stop eating 2 hour before you go to sleep
haps:drink the amount of water that you need
haps:just go at it in full force
haps:and hit the gym for 45min to 1hour a day
haps:if i did that for 1 month...i would be ripped haha
:I like how you're lecturing me and you don't even know my program
Key word: "Try"
:Also that don't eat before bed thing has been disproved
:Most metabolism myths have
:like eating breakfast to "jump start" your metabolism. It's true that it causes you to eat less throughout the day, but that has more to do with feeling hungry than metabolic burn
haps:i could be wrong...but the theorys that i have learned
haps:(i am getting into personal training)
haps:still hold true to those 'myths;
:You could be wrong. But how much of that have you just been told and accepted and how much are studies that you read up on yourself?
haps:well everything we learn is just someone tell it to us
haps:based on their research
Before I could tell him how idiotic his statement was and how it didn't apply to this situation he covered his tracks. Yes, if you zoom way out to look at the picture this would be true. Since that's not how the real world works....
haps:of course i read up and do research
This disclaimer shows that he also realized his words were showing his dumb.
haps:but essesntially its all one mans research or opinion
:well since I don't have to bring up the actual study...
This site is run by a professional nutritionist that offers free advice.
This site is trying to sell you a book about how to lose weight "fast".
haps:the article you sent me does make a valid point...that not eating 3 hours before going to sleep wont make you gain more weight
haps:but at the same time it wont promote weight loss
:Haha, the difference in our sources is mine is a professional just giving advice and yours is trying to sell me something.
I went back to trying to be nice. Almost.
:Look, you've already made up your mind about what nutrition advice you want to follow and I understand you're just really excited about nutrition and whatnot, but I've lost 40lbs doing what works for my body, I didn't ask for your advice.
haps:i didnt bring it up to give you advice...i think it just kinda led into what i think....but it wasnt an attack on you
:OkayThat is when we stopped talking. I know I was being mean, but I really do have little patience for idiocy or deceit. It's okay to have standards when it comes to attractiveness. This whole stigma attached to appearance is so ridiculous! Society is trying to guilt trip people into having ugly children! That's not how evolution works.
I also could not stand the way he typed! UGH!
Maybe I am too picky?