Bathing suit season is right around the corner, leading to many a mirror-induced panic attack, lowered self-esteem and a sudden urge to believe every new food study to hit the news.
But hold off for a minute, girls – and guys – before you dive into the mumbo jumbo of the highly politicized world of nutrition. Just because you read it doesn’t mean it’s actually true.
Take the latest diet-related study to come out of the University of California Los Angeles, which indicates that eating too much sugar can affect your brain’s ability to function correctly.
If they’re to be believed, that means we can add sugar to the long list of other food dos and don’ts, right alongside of coffee, eggs, carbohydrates of just about any stripe, pork, salt, aspartame, coconut oil, soy, water… etc., etc., etc., etc., ad nauseam.
The only problem with that lengthy list is that there are no real conclusive studies proving which is which. It seems that every other day, there’s some new research claiming to be all-inclusive and conclusive about what we should and should not eat.
Yet just give it a few years or even a matter of months before some other study supposedly disproves it. Back and forth and back and forth and back and forth they go until it becomes fairly clear that these so-called nutritional experts are either incompetent or they’re getting paid off by the various food industries and/or the government.
So this is my personal non-bribed conclusion on the matter: Forget the studies and use common sense instead.
That way, chances are that bathing suit will fit nicely in no time and you’ll still have the brain power to enjoy it properly.