I would like everyone to take this health quiz. Nevermind who made it up, or what it's a quiz for. Nevermind that some of the things aren't really X number of times per whatever types of things. Just answer the questions and note your score to yourself.
How often do you experience the following
(0) never (1) weekly (2) daily (3) multiple times a day
Yes, this is a repeat.
I'm not sure I could put a score on "normal" here, because from time to time most everyone has some or another of these "symptoms". Some are not the least bit worrisome for most, others are cause for concern if they even occur monthly. I'm pretty irritable right now just thinking about this list ;-) and I've had a hankering for pickles the past couple of days. But those times (low carb) when my heart raced and I couldn't quiet it down no matter how I tried to relax ... no matter how slowly I breathed or tried to calm myself? Well, that wasn't pleasant, and I took it as a sign that something I was doing wasn't working right for me. It's what got me to look into things a bit further in terms of low carb eating over the long haul.
So there are 39 things here. Let's do a little math for someone who scores a 38. A 38 could mean that someone experiences all but one of these things weekly. ALL but one. WEEKLY. Alternately, the same score could be achieved by experiencing 19 -- roughly half -- of these symptoms DAILY. Or, one could achieve this score by experiencing between 12 and 13 of these symptoms multiple times a day -- about one-third of them. Of course there are infinite other combinations to achieve that score, I'm just providing some options. Nonetheless, one cannot get such a score without significant presentation of an array of these symptoms.
A healthy person does not score 38.
While I suppose one could put together a combination of the most innocuous of the things on this list and still not have major cause for concern, it would be rather difficult to do so without overlooking something potentially important.
I'll have more to say about Jimmy Moore's recent self pity party, but it seems that only in the IHC does someone REPEATEDLY tell you about how unhealthy they are, yet still feel no shame in preaching about the dietary lifestyle that got them there.
40 Eating disorder ---- (3) Multipile times a day ;D
Anyway, lists like this are an effective tool to make almost everyone feel bad about his or her health and hence to increase people's emotional susceptibility if you want to sell them something (a product or an ideology) that will allegedly improve their health.
for background, i am about 85lbs overweight, with weight gain caused by years of eating a ton of crap. there have ben times when i would have scored much higher, but highcarb, wholefoods (including a of of fruit) can kill off most of this list in a matter of a few days
shame that JM is so financially invested in that which is killing him
When I was eating a SAD I was probably a 20 on most days
On a high fat diet I had almost constant GERD
I should add that I also exercise (just brisk walking). Even if Jimmy will argue that it won't help him lose weight, I'm sure it would help with the anxiety, depression, muscle weakness and poor sleep.
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