When it comes to our weight, or disappointment in that regard, it is common to blame a slow metabolism. In fact, this could easily be in the top 5 of excuses (lies) we tell ourselves to avoid accepting reality and taking accountability for our current situation. The common thought is that our metabolism slows down as we age, and thus we tend to gain weight the older we get as a consequence.
Have you been on what seems to be a never-ending quest to lose weight? Or perhaps you are a die-hard gym bro that is always in a bulk pushing for dem gainz (lean mass). If either of these scenarios sounds familiar, you may want to rethink your approach towards progress. I ask that you consider that, at times, maintaining weight may be the progress you (and your body) need. I present to you my “case for maintenance.”
Wall-E syndrome (not a real thing) describes the fear of a future dystopia inhabited by oblivious people who are totally reliant on technology to perform even the simplest of tasks. The idea here is that AI-powered machines will attend our every need to such a degree that we become more like cows being herded than humans living freely.