If we take Game in the broadest sense and eschew what it started out as (getting pussy, mainly), it’s about providing men with the tools to improve their lives in ways that will last them their entire lives. It fills in a gap that the Blue Pill leaves. The tools exist, and it’s up to the men to find the ones that work for them.
Diet and nutrition are two of these tools. I’m not going to repeat what the other bloggers have said on the subject as there’s plenty. I wanted only to point out a good show to watch that can reinforce some lessons. Here’s the show.
The premises of the show are simple:
1. Pair a “supersize” (i.e., fat bastard, she-whale) and a “superskinny” (i.e., bag of bones, twig) for five days in a controlled environment while we all eagerly watch them like the voyeurs we are. (Reality TV at its best.) Both people are to learn a thing or two about each other, their diets, and themselves in the process. Most of the time, it’s quite enlightening. But, in the beginning, it can be revolting, especially concerning the women. (Yes, that was a true Manopshere slap in the face to the she-whales.
2. The “size” and the “skinny” each focus on how their bad diets have gotten them to where they are in life. It matters more, I guess, when you see yourself from the other’s vantage point. The “sizes” see their gluttonous portions from afar, while the “skinnies” see empty plates. Each is at the extreme.
3. The emotional porn sideshow of how the “size” and the “skinny” got to where they are. Of course, most often it’s emotional problems. Not to disparage them for their internal problems as it’s always crucial to do the “inner game” work to find out where you went wrong in your life and then change course. If nothing else, the “size” gets the shit scared out of them by watching (and later meeting) someone who went over the edge and is in 300 + Pound Land. The “skinny” sees health problems, too, and this is quite enlightening. (E.g., skinny people can have high cholesterol and look like concentration camp survivors.)
I particularly like the tube segment, where the “size” and “skinny” see, in all its calorific glory, each other’s diets in physical form, spaced out over a week. Of course, the “skinny” is usually gob-smacked (love that term) to see the sheer amount of food that the “size” is shoveling in. Sometimes, the “size” is, too. Yep, when you see it, you believe it all the more.
I’ve been watching this show since last November and it’s now in it’s sixth season, with a spinoff focusing on kids. (Parents out there, make sure you watch the kids show, too.) I got hooked on it, but it’s now starting to show its age and success. If nothing else, this series and the preceding series are spotlights on the US obesity epidemic. Did you know that Evansville, Indiana and McAllen, Texas are the two fattest cities in the US?
I’ve been very interested in diet and nutrition over the past two years because I realized that this is the way I’ll keep myself going strong for the next 20 years. Watch this show.