Humans like to categorize things because it helps us learn better. The problem with this is that categorizing things dilutes the ability to see the big picture. For example, a client is overweight. He goes to see his eye doctor and the eye doctor says that the client’s vision is going because it’s genetic. The dentist tells the client that tooth decay is happening because he’s not flossing enough. The family doctor fixes the rash on his skin with antibiotics. The chiropractor says he has poor posture because of how he sits. Meanwhile, the real reason all of these things are an issue, is because he’s overweight and has gotten here from a lack of exercise, poor nutritional choices and the wrong mindset.
They don’t shop around for the right club.
They think learning is over after a course.
I always tell my trainers, “You hear, you forget. You see, you remember. You do, you understand.”
To understand nutrition, you have to study it from every angle. It’s a very controversial subject with a lot of financial interests involved. That’s why taking the opinion of one course is not enough. You need to constantly be studying wide to avoid being stuck in an information bubble. The information bubble is where you find vegetarians only reading from vegetarian authors never having the interest to dive into the paleo world. In order to get a true sense of what is right, you must read everything far and wide even if it sounds ridiculous. You need to take notice of patterns and experiment with yourself. Once you are certified the learning doesn’t end. It starts.