Seems the buzz word right now is #fakenews,
complete with accompanying hash tag.
And to be honest, it’s probably no surprised.
Cause what you read in the media isn’t always the truth,
it depends on who’s side the journalist is on,
and whether their network, or publication, or even the journalist themselves, have a hidden (or not so hidden) agenda or bias.
Of course, they’re not all like that.
But it seems to be more prevalent today.
Anyways, the latest dose of #fakenews you may have come across just last week.
Pete Evans was copping a pasting again from the mainstream media about his nutritional views.
This time on fasting.
Or intermittent fasting to be more accurate.
Now, you can take or leave Pete Evans.
I like him.
To a degree.
One thing, he definitely doesn’t do himself any favours.
And I definitely don’t agree with all his stuff that he comes up with.
I guess no one could accuse him of being vanilla and not speaking his mind.
He sure knows how to get attention, that’s for sure.
And that attention results in more sales from those who are drawn to his message.
So in result, he wins.
Despite copping a flogging in the media.
It becomes “us vs them”.
Smart marketing in a way.
But the moral of this email today is that despite getting pasted last week for his views on intermittent fasting,
he is spot on.
I like intermittent fasting.
In fact, I do it myself 5-6 days a week.
If you’re not sure what it is,
basically I don’t eat breakfast.
Yep shock horror!
What will happen to my metabolism!
Well, to cut a long story short, it means I eat less in any given day.
Cause my last meal is dinner (or a dessert of nut spread and berries) and then eat my lunch about 14-16 hours later.
Works well when I get up early too.
Now, this isn’t for everyone of course.
And unlike old mate Pete,
I don’t recommend it for everyone.
It’s definitely not for beginners.
I’d rather have them start their day off by eating a DPM approved breaky.
Then, if they wish, they can explore the fasting thing.
Do I go the whole way and fast for a whole day or even the 5:2 way?
Nah, it’s not my thing.
I like my food too much.
Plus I think I’d be an angry old man if I could only eat 500 calories or whatever the limit is on the 2 days of the 5:2 plan.
And I don’t recommend it on a day when you train in the morning.
I’d rather you eat a feed after your early morning workout.
But each to their own.
So there you go, don’t believe everything you read in the news.
I like to dig a bit deeper myself and I encourage you to do the same.
PS – if you’re interested in the DPM plan and what I can help you with, come and check us out.
The first 2 weeks are on me if you want to check it out and get back into a good routine now that Spring is officially on us.
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