“I’ve been having the two scoops of whey protein like you told me, what would happen if I had three scoops though??” 

-You’d DIE. 

“No seriously??!!” 

-Yes. Your body has something called nitrogen saturation point, when it hits a certain threshold of nitrogen absorption, it actually interferes with cellular respiration and triggers a shock response in the central core part of the brain. You’ll be dead within minutes if don’t get an epinephrine shot” 

-Thats crazy, wow, how many have died from that? 

-Zero. I just made that up right now. There is no upper limit intake how much protein the body can eat, it simply will take longer to digest because there is more to absorb

-wait…so you can’t die?

NO. I just used jargon to sound really convincing.

This is why you don’t trust people with dogmatic agendas. 

The above is a real conversation I had with a client years back. This gentleman was very dedicated, late 30s, worked in “Tech” (everyone in Silicon valley works in tech/startups, the new thing is working with startups) and was a perfect example of paralysis by analysis. Everything was analyzed to death, and his mode of perception was that everything had a complex answer. 

Paralysis by analysis is common. Aside from being used to create excuses, it also simply makes things harder than they need to be. People with such attitudes always need someone to lead them, because they are always second guessing themselves. 

As I try to teach people, The mindset to live by is one in which all problems seem solvable, not that all problems MUST be solved. This might seem similar, but there is distinction 

Person 1 embarks on a process, and addresses them as they arise. 
Person 2 looks for problems before they happen, and views the process as a problem. 

Person 1 will get things done, and if they slip up at times, they move on, as its part of the process
Person 2, assuming they do start, they’ll fail, and be stuck, as they view the whole as having ended in problem/failure


What does this all have to do with questions though? 

Your excessive, overly pedantic, overly analytical questions are causing you problems. 

I realized this training clients early on in my career. I always welcome questions, and people always have them. The people that would ask the MOST questions though, they tended to be slower to progress. Now, that’s not to say that questions are bad, but questions CAN be problem creation spoken aloud. 

To entertain myself, and make them realize the absurdity of their thinking, I started joking with people anytime they had the over analysis questions, that the outcome was DEATH. 

Ate 6 eggs a day? DEATH

Worked out 7 days in a row? DEATH

Had a protein shake with more than one kind of fruit? DEATH

Majority of the time, people believe me. And I don’t do this to maliciously make them feel stupid, but its serves its purpose to illustrate a point 

-not everything is complicated
-the body is extremely resilient (really, your body is incredibly tough, otherwise how else would it survive how shitty some of you treat it) 

Diet and exercise on an applied level follow the heuristic of Ocams Razor. 

What is most simple is most likely to work
What is most reasonable is most likely to be true
What is most practical is most economical
What is most effective is most obvious to appear effective


Now, this does require SOME knowledge obviously to distinguish what is simple, whats reasonable, etc, but once you have that knowledge, you should be better equipped to make more informed decisions. 

And not fall for bullshit. 

Questions, let me know, 

Talk again soon, 

Alexander