April 11th, 2021 | Pareto of health
Back in October, I decided that I wanted to get in shape again. I hired a personal trainer. Started sleeping better. Started working out again. And started eating healthier. The literature on sleeping and working out is pretty straight forward. There is some battle going on about how heavy to lift, how often, or how long humans need to sleep. But it's not like nutrition, where people are dogmatic and follow their preference as some kind of religion. Vegan. Carnivore. Paleo. Fasting. Omofageia. Vegetarian. You name it. Went deep into a rabbit hole and read some books. I also did the modern thing and watched multiple 3 hour Joe Rogan episodes with nutricians. In the end, after all the nuances and minute details, they gave away the blueprint: 99% of health benefits come from: - Resistance training 3-5 times per week - Low body fat percentage (10-20% for men / 20-30% for women) - Sleeping 7-9 hours per day - Hitting your total calories and macros in your diet (protein especially, carbs and fats can be distributed in any way) That's it! All the rest is people pontificating again. Like they always love doing. Like they do in business, or anything else. The people that are actually fit, successful in business, or whatever else in life never get stuck in the minute details. They use Pareto to their advantage. Disclaimer: I'm not a doctor or dietician.