Continuing on from my last post
People in any kind of industry today often times follow these rules:
- position yourself as an expert in your field
- communicate to people that you’re here to help
- draw people in and garner an audience
- solidify your audience by continually communicating and engaging with them
Some people take this even further. They will:
- create problems that never existed in the first place
- insist that the audience has this problem
- insist that their answer is the only answer to the problem
- smack down any attempt by anybody who challenges that insistence
Hey presto, those people have made themselves a cult following.
The cross-noise caused in the nutrition industry is caused by many different people with different viewpoints insisting that their way is the only way.
We currently have on the radar:
- LCHF (low carb high fat)
- Intermittent fasting
- Carb cycling (or carb backloading)
I am not here to bad-mouth any of these diets because there is validity to each of them. But they all work in the same way.
They are mechanisms to put your body in an energy deficit.
This means that you will lose weight if your energy intake is below what you’re expending. So if it works for a person, they think it’s the ultimate answer. Woe betide anybody who speaks up against it.
It’s human nature to cling onto one idea as the best idea. If we find success in one thing then that is the thing we will continue to use.
So if any of these diets work, then you should try them all right?
Well, not really.
I’ll tell you why in part 3 of this post.
Have a great Monday guys.