Have you ever heard of "Occam's razor?"
It's basically a rule that means:
The simplest answer is often correct.
How does this apply to health & fitness?
People like to complicate their own situation.
Especially when they are not getting results.
I often have people tell me that they don't understand why they can't seem
to lose any weight.
Then they'll try to describe how much they are eating (but not show me any
And that they are "active enough" (but don't have a sense of total energy
They conclude that it doesn't make sense that their body fat does not drop
even though they are "clearly in a calorie deficit."
So, it must be something else like their slow metabolism.
Or it's just part of the aging process.
Maybe they have some sort of special condition (without any medical testing
to prove it).
What does Occam's razor think about all that?
This person is not actually in a calorie deficit.
Notice how each point they made had no actual proof to back it up.
Instead of really digging into if they are ACTUALLY in a calorie deficit or
not, they justify the lack of change with everything other than the simple
This applies more than just weight & body fat.
Energy levels, strength, stress management - and so much more.
It's easy to feel that the problem is more complicated than it is.
Because you are trying hard, so it must be something other than your hard
What's not easy is to take a step back and question if you can tell the
That's why it's often best to have someone else do that for you.