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Who are you and why should I listen to you?
Before addressing who I am, I want to make it very clear that you should
NOT blindly believe everything I say in any of my work.
That sounds a little strange, but what I mean is that blindly accepting in-
formation just because some “guru,” “expert,” or “guy on the internet who
wrote a guide” says it doesn't mean it's always true, or true for you. Even
the biggest, brightest, most knowledgeable experts disagree on all sorts of
things and our knowledge of what works is always changing and expanding.
All I can do is share stuff that has worked tremendously well for myself and
literally thousands of others who have taken similar advice both in the “real
world” and in scientific studies, but that doesn't mean it will work for you or
is even what is best for you at the moment.
Not only that, but some of my recommendations will likely be updated as
more research emerges as we are always learning new things. This means
I'm not interested in debating whether something said is “right” or “wrong”
as much as to whether it is more or less practical and efficient in light of our
current knowledge of the human body and mind.
What I hope to do more than anything is inspire you to think and discover
your own solutions rather than have me “preach” to you about what you
should or shouldn't be doing, but that doesn't mean I won't try to give you a
kick in the butt every now in hopes of waking you up. Realize I only do it
because I care enough about you that I know it may help you get results.
It's always up to you whether or not you want to accept anything I present
or say that “this guy's full of it,” which you're more than welcome to do.
With that being said, let me introduce myself.
My name is Derek Doepker and I used to be unhealthy, scrawny and weak,
and I ate fast food every single night for years on end while REFUSING to
eat anything remotely healthy.
I'm not going to give you some sob story about how much my life sucked
because for all intents and purposes, things weren't that bad.