If the world today was as abundant in brotherly love, kind thoughts and world peace as it is in weight loss ‘advice’, it would most certainly be a perfect place! Every day we are bombarded by the latest, greatest, headline newsworthy ways to be lean, ripped and free from the ‘muffin top’. Everyone has their opinion whether it’s the gym rat with the huge pipes working out next to you or the Grandma behind you in queue at the Starbucks. These days everyone is an expert (and their dog too).
My advice? Be cautious with the advice you actually heed. Although you can’t judge a book by it’s cover you may want to take a second look at the package in front of you that’s offering an opinion. For example…when I go for a hair cut and color I want to see a hairstylist with a great cut. I don’t want to see someone with an unkempt rats nest of 2 inch black roots that hasn’t seen a shampoo bottle in a week. When I get a checkup at the dentist I expect to be greeted by a Doctor with a full set of clean, healthy teeth and fresh breath. If I hire a personal trainer I want them to be fit, fairly lean and in good shape with a physique they can be proud of. What I’m saying is that no matter what service I’m buying, I want the professional providing it to walk the walk…to lead by example.
While a profession should be left to the professional, when we speak of exercise, or diet and weight loss advice you will hear it from everyone and from everywhere, whether you want it or not. Your buddy who has slightly larger arms than you will label himself an expert in the field, and will try to tell you what the best pectoral exercises or lat exercises are. It’s up to you to make good judgments as to who should be listened to. Before you jump on the bandwagon of the next diet craze or you take the advice of good ole’ Mr. ‘chest and bi’s guy’ at the gym, ask yourself….does this person walk the walk? Does it look like they know what they’re talking about? Use your own judgment but under all circumstances take any advice with a grain of salt, or in certain circumstances…the whole darn shaker!Found this post useful and want more? Subscribe to our Blog feed
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