The Futility of Despair
Endless hopeless threads on MFP. Desparately Seeking Answers; self-loathing, exhaustion, and resignation to futility.
"Why is this so hard," they ask.
People reply, "it is not."
Seeking empathy, they despair at apathy; no instructions, no solution.
Bona fide difficulty in a supposedly simple thing. It is not easy, thus the conclusion is existence of some fundamental flaw; a difference between Them and People.
2. Make good decisions.
4. Go to 1.
Good decisions are personal and relative.
Alice wakes and eats breakfast, she's satisfied until a reasonable lunch. Bob eats breakfast, hunger pangs cause a binge. Charlie eats nothing but breakfast and loses self-control at dinner. Dave skips breakfast and doesn't notice hunger until dinner; eats the right amount for him, then sleeps.
Which are you? Why ask People? People don't know.
Quantity and proportion of cardio and strength. Optimal macronutrient ratios. Meals or snacks. Infinite, highly personal calibration which defies definition.
There are no solutions in despair. Like calibration, it is infinite; there is no bottom and certainly no answers on the way down.
Success is a function of patience, consistency and tailoring.
"Why is this so hard?"
"It is not."