Nobody wrote:Nice to see you are making progress.
Most people that I speak to about health/weight in general think I'm too skinny and politely say something like "...but don't lose any more weight". My wife recently indicated that my attractiveness as a male was laughable. So I'm now trying to gain some muscle, without adding too much fat. So that means more lifting, less cycling and less high density food restrictions. And yes I shouldn't let the general population and my wife get to me, but I doubt I'll be taking the muscle gain very far. Not that I can at almost 50 yo.
People who are overweight think everyone a fit or athletic weight are undernourished and a step away from disease.
Women are the worst at doing the 'slim shaming'.
A few weeks ago I had to cut yet another social acquaintance loose because she felt my paid consultative advice to her friend was dangerously extreme....and she shut me down in front of others. She has asked me for advice in the past on the side, and essentially scoffed at it condescendingly, with the understanding she knows better.
This whinger is obese and currently on a Euro hiking holiday, and her feet have essentially broken down due to her excess weight and under-preparation.
Meanwhile, her friend continues to lose weight and feel more energetic and healthy every week.
Women and body image.....there's something very very primeval about that relationship.
Nevertheless, I get paid to deliver evidence based facts, and won't be silenced by devolutionary pathological ignorance.
Most of those who carry on with this type of rubbish have a miserable future fast encroaching.
Nobody, if you can do 30+ pushups, 10 pull ups, and ride your bike fast for 10 minutes, then don't worry about lean tissue bulk.
It's cartilage failure that ends up immobilizing us, not lack of lean tissue....and that failure is due to diet fueled oxidative damage.
But this is a conversation 99.5% of people don't want to have.
BTW, today I was signed up to do a semester of talks at a Brisbane university to health sciences faculty students, about steps towards better health care in Australia. PBWF SOS studies are going to get a good plug!