Professor X wrote:
If you tell any kid to “eat big” suddenly this means completely disregard any common sense and gain 50lbs of body fat. What the hell?
After reading that “Refined Physique” discussion, I think that, yes, saying something like “Eat big” is way to general. If you remember that thread, Thibs said, “Don’t count the carbs from green vegetables.” There were then about a dozen follow-up questions about whether you should count the carbs from milk.
I am starting to understand why articles are written the way they are. Most people reading them are truly too stupid or too lazy to see nuance.
“Eat big” becomes, “Eat like the guy from SuperSize Me.”
Hell, there’s probably a reason we don’t see much from writers like Cy Willson. Could the current crop of fanboys even get his articles?
People were recently fawning over an article that only pretended to discuss two physiological principles I learned about my freshman year in college. “Man, my head is like totally spinning!” My head didn’t spin when I was 19, and it’s not spinning now. But people were tripping out over that BASIC stuff. Imagine what a real scientific article would do to people?[/quote]
But, hey, if the authors get to continue making ridiculous claims that they KNOW every clueless fan boy will take as the undeniable literal truth, then how can any poster here be held to an even higher standard?
I actually have to write, “the goal is NOT to become fat as a mutherfucker” after every post?
“Hi, I weigh 130lbs at 6’5” and I haven’t gained a pound in 5 years, what should I do to get big?"
“Eat until you gain weight.”
This will then be followed with several posts chastising me for telling some 130lbs bean pole to become obese.