I Am A Not A Nutritionist, Trainer, Or A Medical Professional

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I am a not a nutritionist, trainer, or a medical professional. You should always consult with a professional before undertaking any new exercise regimen or substantive change in diet. What follows is not medical, fitness or nutritional advise. It should be read for inspirational purposes only. Please do not go to the gym, hurt yourself and then sue me. Seriously, I cannot stress this enough. I am not giving you professional medical, fitness or nutritional advice. End legal ass covering.

There is this weird dichotomy in contemporary American life. On the one hand, we celebrate eating by worshipping at the altar of high-calorie, high-carb, high-sugar, high-fat foods. If you’ve avoided looking at the ingredients list/nutritional chart on the packaged foods that you eat, it’s seriously time to put an end to that avoidance. It’s horrifying. Setting aside the laundry list of things I cannot pronounce, let alone guess what they do, there are the things I can identify. Sugar, corn syrup, partially hydrogenated soybean oil (don’t let the soy fool you, that shit is bad for you), regular old corn and a variety of dyes. Yet, when push comes to shove, we’ll cram that stuff into our mouths with barely a second thought. Even though it damages us in a variety of ways, not the least of which is a short trip to obesity.
On the other hand, there’s a lot of social pressure to be fit and/or thin and/or healthy. By the way, those are not the same things. I look comparatively thin, but am…

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