1. “When exercising, you burn carbs for the first 20 minutes and then hit the ‘fat burning zone'”.
That one is especially confusing because when I work out (weights, boxing, racing the dog up the hill, general goofiness), most of the time I work out in a fasted state. If I happen to work out in a non-fasted state, it is usually after bacon and eggs. I guess my question is where the heck are those carbs coming from I’m burning in those first 20 minutes? (disclaimer: My girly workouts rarely ever exceed 20 minutes anyways, but still, where is the exercising getting those carbs from???)
2. “Eat carbs before working out so you’ve got energy to workout”
See number 1. Maybe that’s the reason for the 20 minute carb burn? Who knows? I’m just a girl into general goofiness, still wondering where those carbs come from when I work out in a fasted state, because it’s common knowledge that I need them to work out in the first place, right?
3. “Since you are a female, above a certain age threshold, you just have to workout extra to keep from gaining all that weight naturally gained from your slower metabolism that comes from said age.”
Seriously??? Before I stopped eating sugar and starches, I truly believed that my fat was bestowed upon me by the evil metabolism regulators and I was way younger then. When I reached a certain age threshold, I stopped eating crap, stopped gaining weight, and even lost weight, tell me again is it wisdom or just conventional?
4. “It’s normal, everyone gains weight over the holidays.”
Blanket statements like that just bother me, I know a lot of folks who did not gain over the holidays, DON’T STEAL OUR SUNSHINE!!!
5. “(enter what-ev new diet miracle potion here) has helped millions to lose that unwanted weight, cue head-less before and after photos of random folks, order now!”
I just want you to ponder this one for a while. If you’ve ever ordered a miracle in a bottle, maybe you found that you lost a little. Maybe you gained it back. Maybe, like me, you’re thinking if there really was a “miracle in a bottle” that there would be no obesity epidemic.