´ Advice about Advice -
August 9, 2016

The sheer amount of information is so overwhelming that many of us end up giving up on a topic. For me that was the case with food, exercise, money and probably other things I can’t think of right now. However what we end up doing in this confused state is absolutely never what is best for us. It’s often a weird mix between wanting to comply with what the mainstream tell us, followed by some inner rebellion, occasional successes and then guilt or anger towards ourselves or the stupid scientists who keep putting out contradictory information.

The thing is this: my body cares precious little about the fact that most people feel energized after running. More often than not my body wants to rest or even sleep. So consequently if I try to follow other people’s advice on this I will get frustrated because my results are different. Same is true with food: maybe you are intolerant to the next not yet discovered gluten-like ingredient. But because nobody talks about it you think it’s in your head.

Try things out several times. Observe the effects and look how an activity interacts with other aspects of your life. If you feel ill after eating kale there are still thousands of other foods that are good for you out there. Don’t dwell, keep on trying until you know what works. And then keep doing that for the rest of your life.

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