Confused By Conflicting Diet And Workout Information? You Do Not Have To

By | September 11, 2013

confused and frustrated by conflicting nutrition and training informationIf you’ve been researching information on diets and workouts for fat loss and muscle building for any period of time you may have noticed that there are lots of disagreements and debates regarding information about nutrition and training.

Many experts, trainers, writers and bloggers in the health and fitness community all have their own advice and recommendations that can sometimes be in collision.

For example, you may read tips on a certain website where the writer recommends or promotes a certain nutrition method as the best for getting lean or adding lean mass, then read an article on another website to see the writer there completely and brutally trash that same method as being useless or a myth?

There are many topics under fat loss and muscle building that are very confusing and complicated due to overloaded and inconsistent information. The problem is rarely lack of information, but rather too much conflicting information. As a result, people who are trying to learn about various topics in an effort to apply good methods in their diet and workout plan to reach their goals end up getting greatly confused, frustrated and misinformed.

If you’ve found yourself caught in the tag of war of nutrition and training information you can easily ease yourself out of the situation by keeping your attention on what matters the most – The basics

Why should you focus on the basics even if you need more than a generic approach to reach your goals? Let me explain

There are lots of different approaches used for getting lean and adding muscle. Most of these approaches would work as long as they are in line with the fundamental rules of nutrition and training.

People sometimes get so sucked in to fancy methods or products that are in circulation that we end up forgetting the basic, most important things. I’m not saying that you have to stick to the basics alone, but you should use it as your guideline always to avoid getting trapped with the conflicting information problem.

Just To Remind You Of The Basic Nutrition And Training Laws For Muscle Building And Fat Loss

  • You need a calorie deficit to lose fat
  • You need a calorie surplus to gain muscle
  • Resistance training and progressive overload builds muscle mass
  • Any type of physical activity burns body fat

Of course most people have specific goals, and therefore would need to use the right methods and strategies in order to achieve them. But whatever your specific muscle building or fat loss goals are it cannot take anything a whole lot more than the fundamentals to achieve them. What I mean is it’ll just require a certain addition, adjustment or tweak to get your desired results.

Many fancy methods and products in circulation may promise to help you get certain results faster, better or easier with different approaches, but if their claims are true they still have to be inline with the fundamentals in order to work. 

If these methods happens to be something new or exclusive it’s usually nothing to be over-excited about or feel that you’ll be missing something great if you do not use them.

I’m not saying that it’s not worthwhile to give certain approaches a try if they are interesting to you. What is not worthwhile is becoming confused and frustrated about which one(s) to choose and use, which ones are good and bad or which is myth or fact.

Most of those methods, strategies and products that are being talked about and recommended can be used for getting the results that they promise as long as they are based on the basic nutrition and training laws. But the real factors that determine success with them is suitability for the user and compliance by the user.

Despite the many debates and confusion out there about a number of topics under nutrition and training, everyone and everything must adhere to the fundamental laws to get any results.

There would be many approaches with slight differences that targets the same goals but it’s not worth hurting your head over the conflicts. Any approach will work if they are built on the fundamentals that are unchangeable, used by the right people and complied with properly. 

So the best thing to do is simply try the approaches you hear about that interest you, but always keep your options open so in case one doesn’t work for, you can simply try another without thinking that you are committing a sin for trying out any specific methods. Once something works for you, this is all that should matter.

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