A few years later, in my own attempt to lose weight, I discovered the world of “Internet fitness” which was then still in its infancy. In 2003, it was impossible to find online fitness communities that did not involve an unnecessary array of shirtless men and supplement popups. Needless to say, a geek like myself found this world to be a strangely fascinating but intimidating place. It was the first time I saw people successful in their fitness endeavors. The strangest part was that, within these walls, people blatantly ignored most doctors’ fitness recommendations. Those with the most success actually ridiculed FDA requirements and turned a deaf ear to medical professionals.
Huh? How could one ignore the fitness advice of doctors only to achieve better results? It wasn’t until years later that I understood the answer.
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