I remember lurking on a forum or Facebook group yonks ago. A guy asked the group for help with his problem.
He ate well and exercised often. Even though he was in his 50s, he was in better shape than many folk decades younger. He was slender and toned.
Except around the middle.
He was a skinny guy with a belly – and he shared pictures to prove it.
Wanting to get rid of it, he asked the group for weight loss advice.
(Some of you can already spot his mistake – that is, apart from asking randos of Facebook for health advice…)
Anyway, he asked for weight loss advice, and that’s what he got.
Including one helpful soul who simply posted “less bread, more meat!”
Generally, telling folk to eat more meat ain’t great advice. But, sure, doing that will help you shed a few kilos.
And so he upped the meat in his diet (he didn’t eat much bread, so that was easy).
It make his belly bigger.
He asked for weight loss advice, so that’s what he got. But it seems no one bothered to read his story and think… hmm, maybe this isn’t a weight issue.
The guy had, to put it in civilised terms, something of a block in his colon. What he needed was some quality toilet time, not advice on how to deflabbify.
It was pretty obvious based on his story, let alone the pictures. I couldn’t have been the only one to spot it, surely…
Anyway, long story long, he swapped meat for water, fruit and veggies. Lo and behold, everything starts flowing and he gets the flat belly he wanted.
It’s really easy to get terrible advice – especially if you ask for it.
That’s why it pays to know what you want and why. Only then can you ask how to get it and get a useful answer.
I know this all too well – which is why not one, but two modules of Monster Mind Edukaré focus on clarifying what you want. Many self-improvement programs ask you for your outcomes. They have a section right at the start telling you to “define your goals!”
With Edukaré, I go deeper than that by asking much better questions.
And then I ask them again later.
Because if your goals don’t change – even if you gain more clarity about what you want – then the self-improvement program probably hasn’t worked.
Other systems lock you into your first vague, poorly-informed thoughts.
Edukaré grows with you.
Anything short of that is robbing you of your real victories.
Anyway, enough tonguewagging.
Here’s the high-fibre link: