Dylan Spina – @DylanSpina61
Space has interested me since I was a kid. The vast emptiness. The unknown. Everything about it intrigued me. As I grew older and the more serious I got into training the more I dove into the nutrition aspect of things. The more I realize how relatable nutrition is to space. How were only truly discovering how things work in the past hundred years of mankind. And how much we truly don’t know about it.
I’m going into my second year of school to become a Registered Dietitian and currently in the middle of getting my certification to coach on nutrition through Precision Nutrition. And nutrition has never been as intriguing as it is now. But of course it’s just as confusing to understand.
The amount of variables that can go into what makes something do what it does is mind boggling. Something like leaning out is more then cutting calories and bulking up is more than adding carbohydrates to your diet. It’s not black and white, matter of fact, 99.999% of nutrition is pretty gray.
Most “experts” in the field are still discovering new things inside their wheel house. Making something the said the other day obsolete.
More importantly the human body evolves. What science says should work for you today may not. But it can work for the next person.
Your body can do well on carbs and horrible on fat. 200g of protein may be too much for you, but too little for me.
We’re all different. Not one thing works 100% of the time. It’s gonna take time to see exactly what works for you. I don’t have all the answers, your Coach doesn’t have all the answers, biochemist and doctors don’t have all the answers. But what all of them and all of us have in common is a will to learn. And that’s what matters the most. Keep testing what works and what doesn’t. Always ask questions, always read and always keep your ears open. One day you, we and I will fully understand the complexity of nutrition but until then there’s always a chance to be BETTER.
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