Dairy is bad- you hear that all over the place, especially from the vegan community. But is that really true? As with everything in life, there is no right and wrong, it’s a question that can only be answered in context and that’s why I dislike people or articles especially in the fitness industry that put out bullshit just to either boost their marketing or simply are not able to put information into context. Or what I love most: they cherry-pick studies to support their biased belief. With this in background they go out and misinform people and make them buy their story.
Important here is. If you want to get the right information in this industry, you need to follow unbiased and trusted people and organizations. There ain‘t many on this planet, that‘s for sure ad it takes years of experience to filter out who is a trustful source and who is not. For example: whenever someone popularizes some diet or whatever to be magic, just run away. We all know life doesn’t work this way. It’s all marketing bullshit. There will never be a magic food nor will there never be a shortcut for weightloss or muscle gain. (at least not on a natural basis)
Because I’m so fed up with so much misinformation in this industry, I’m really thankful when I first heard from Precision Nutrition some years ago. Why? It’s very simple, they follow a 100% scientific approach and always put everything in context. At the end they leave it up to you to decide what’s right or wrong for you.
Here are the 20 most important points and facts about dairy, straight from one of the best and top scientific article that exist out there:
There’s no “right choice”. There are only choices that work more or less for you.
Your body is unique. Your life is unique. You don’t need dairy in order to be healthy. As the evidence currently stands (read: not yet definitive), the known health benefits of dairy most certainly outweigh the suspected harms, on average.
To read the full article in its length, click here:
Well, let me first tell you this: I’m not here to preach what you should or should not do. You are always the captain of your own ship, the master and commander, the general, the emperor or the king of the world. Yeah, just like Leo was screaming it loudly from the bow of the Titanic. Remember? Of course you do.
So, then why am I writing this article if there is no real intention behind it? It’s simple because you do need to invest in your health. One way or another. This doesn’t really mean that you need to hire Personal Trainers or Coaches. You could though… Even more when you face the situation of not knowing how you could reach your goals the most efficient way possible. Sure, there are ways you could do it on your own. Research, go through the internet, ask friends for advice or whatever comes into your mind, just do something. Fact is, this will take you a lot of time and in the end you don’t really know if this works out for you in the long run. Don’t you think? We are all somehow lazy by nature and always want to save every buck, don't we ? There are costs and expenses all over the place and sometimes you think you are just here to pay bills.
And why should you then even think of spending and investing money into Personal Training/coaching? I know what you think now and I can somehow relate to this as well, also because I know how it is being a self employed Coach. Nevertheless, our health is the most important thing we have, we should cheerish it and do the best we can in order to be able to pursuit our dreams. Think about it!
Soon, another year passes by and everyone is running around and stressed out all over the place. You run from one business apero to the next, have drinks and superficial chats almost in a 24/7 rhythm and in the end you think: when did I last do something for me, for my health, for my person? You think this year it will all get better and by January you will restart paying more attention to you and your goals? Well, it doesn’t really work that way? When we have something as important as our health, we cannot afford to procrastinate it, because in some cases, it might be too late. Looking at the current statistics in relation to how healthy we truly are in Switzerland, then we discover some surprising facts:
So, just like I told you at the beginning, I’m not here to motivate you to move your body, it’s all up to you. But when you decide to move yourself out from your sofa and bring your health back again and take care of the most important part, which is your health, then I may be come into play.
And yes, if you decide to go for a Coach to bring you further towards your goal, there are some quality guidelines that you should check before you hire a coach or trainer.
Depending on what you look for, you will need to check various aspects but as an overall rule, you are pretty fine if you follow the guidelines below: