Friday, July 12, 2013

The Great Calorie Race, and why you shouldn't do it.

Most people are on a diet. Most people, when they exercise, are attempting to balance their calories burned with their calories expended. This is the eternal concern. But, really, isn't this a depressing way to live? Constantly watching what you eat and moderating portions to match the calorie expenditure of a sedentary person takes the joy out of life. It's like being a diet zombie.

May I suggest an alternative? Don't exercise, train! Lift weights and get stronger. Tell your body to get better at something, and then eat to support the gains. Eating with a performance goal is much better than eating simply to maintain one's size.

Conan's goal: to crush his enemies.