Question by FreeCheese: Why are people so sure of themselves when it comes to nutrition? Why are some people snobs about it?
I hate how when someone asks about dieting, suddenly everyone’s a guru. I mean, its really nice if people give advice or state something in a way that makes it clear that its an opinion, but it drives me bonkers when people act like they know that they’re way is the only way. People have this attitude. “I KNOW that Atkins is unhealthy.” “I KNOW that being vegan is the only way to lose weight.” I KNOW that carbs are bad.” But most often, “There’s no way you’ll be successful using….” Different methods work for different people. People get in these huge diet debates, but the fact is, they’re pointless. As long as everyone has a different body and different brain, there are multiple answers and solutions. The only thing someone should say that they’re confident in, is proven science. Not studies or surveys, not personal experience, but scientific facts. Such as, “If you consumer more calories than you burn, some will be stored as fat.” And, “Carrots contain vitamin C.”
Added details: I’m not annoyed with anyone for giving out helpful advice, but I hate when people go “You are such an idiot!” or “That popular diet is moronic!”
Answer by Aoife
People should learn to take everything as opinion, and wait until they have found it fact to belive it. There is always going to be “facts” thrown at you that at clearly untrue, but you as a person need to learn how to sort facts from fiction.
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