Imagine this scenario: you are a goalkeeper and the opponent is about to take the penalty. Within a split second you have to choose to jump to one corner or the other. In reality, there is no way to tell where the ball will go, and you have to choose completely at random. What are you going to do? The vast majority of professional goalkeepers in major football teams will choose one of the two goal posts. And this is the wrong choice. Because a study published a few years ago proved that the ideal is for the goalkeeper to stay put. But why does the goalkeeper choose to guard one of the two corners? And what does this have to do with nutrition? Let's start from the beginning. The logic of the goalkeeper is that if he jumps to one corner and the ball goes to the other, the penalty kicker scores a goal. Misfortune. The goalkeeper chose and lost. But if he chooses to stay in the center, and the ball goes into a corner then the goalkeeper will look stupid. Because "he didn't do anything". Professional soccer players who take penalties know this, which is why most of the time they send the ball into the center. They know that the goalkeeper will not stay in the center because he is subject to a mental fallacy called the "fallacy of action". The fallacy of action is a mental short-circuit that often causes us to do something when it is much better for us to do nothing. We feel compelled to do something when we are not sure that doing something is the best choice. But why are we subject to this short-circuit? Our brains have evolved over millions of years, and with the exception of the last few hundred years, for the rest of our evolution we've been associating the solutions to our problems with movement. Are we hungry? We must hunt or plow. Are we getting cold? We need to bring wood to light a fire. Are we thirsty? We must go to the river to fetch water. In the millions of years of evolution of our brains, action was associated with the solution of a problem. But today things are not like that. It is not always necessary to do something to solve a problem. Many times it is enough to wait without doing anything, knowing that many people will mistake our inaction for laziness or indifference. But we must resist. We should not do something just for the sake of doing something. We should do something only if we are sure that doing something is the best and that doing nothing is the worst. But what does this have to do with nutrition? Many people, in their effort to control their weight, often decide to follow grueling exercise programs without bothering to follow a proper diet. Considering that the right choice is action, i.e. the gym, while the right diet implies inactivity and laziness. But the scientific studies on this matter are clear. Exercise doesn't help with weight loss if it is not combined with proper nutrition. In the past I have spoken about this topic again and said that we cannot rely solely on exercise for weight loss. Proper nutrition is also necessary. If you'd like to see the related video, it's now on my right. Thank you very much.

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