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“There’s something about your first piece”: Over-Identifying with American Pie (and Rushmore)

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American Pie came out in the July of 1999. It was primarily about an awkward Jewish kid who was about to graduate high school. In July of 1999 I was an awkward Jewish kid who had just graduated high school the month before.

We can see where this is going, right? Well, not there, if that’s what you’re thinking! This is not the post in which I confess to dessert defilement.

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The Lean Physique And Why It’s Dangerous

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I’ve noticed something lately.  I’ve noticed a lot of commenters either applauding authors for having awesomely lean physiques and wondering how they too can get to 12% body fat. On the flip side, I’ve also noticed many many commenters blasting bloggers/fitness professionals for not being super lean or totally cut, because isn’t every fitness professional supposed to have a body like this?


Gorgeous, yes. Realistic for most people? Nope. 

The piece of this puzzle that really makes me want to scratch my eyeballs out is that there are so many people out there who believe that one must be incredibly lean, tan, and “cut” in order to really know what you’re talking about when it comes to fitness. And also that it’s healthy and sustainable for the general public to reach this level of leanness as well.

In reality, nothing could be further from the truth. First of all, and…

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