I don’t post too often mainly because what I’ve got to say gets said by someone (or many someone?s) well before I can hit reply! This time is probably no different but here goes anyway!
LIFE STORY ALERT!
I am FFB who developed an eating disorder that nearly cost me everything. I was always a fat kid but by the time I was 20 I was 120kg with a skyrocketing BP. Then like magic (absolutely no training or dieting) it started to drop off.
Now it was probably what is referred to as puppy fat. Maybe change in metabolism or some such. But anyway this sparked a new lifestyle. I started to care more and more about looking lean. I joined a gym and read everything I could get my hands on and of course, I found this site.
This is where I think the “perception” comment made early makes the most sense for me. I became so obsessed with dieting. Every piece of info was more exiting/confusing than the next. I think I was taking the totally wrong message from everything I read. I almost stopped eating! I dropped down under 65kg and some pretty serious depression set in. At my lowest I crushed my thumb with a dumbbell during a 2-hour workout while on a 900-calorie (almost zero carb) diet. What a fucking dunce right?
What I am trying to get at (not very quickly!) is that while there is a lot of “paralysis by analysis” when it comes to fitness information. There are some (ME!) that will take everything they read mix it up in their head, apply a formula that sounds right, add the square route of the equation that some dude said once and guess what?
FUCK IT ALL UP. While I am probably the worst-case scenario I am sure I am not alone.
I am in NO way blaming this site. This site has inspired me to pursue a life in the fitness industry. I am currently 85kg at I don?t give a fuck body fat %!
I lift whenever I can and eat what I know makes me feel good, not what tastes good and definitely not because its low in calories.
My only suggestion is that this site publishes more ?common sense? articles. I believe that in this lifestyle it isn?t that fucking common!
Sorry if this was way too long winded!