Looking at all the resources about the Ketogenic way of eating out there, it can be quite overwhelming to figure out what it all means. Information is abundant. It can also be contradictory, overwhelming, disparaging, or narrowly focused. With that said, information is vital for us to have as we take care of ourselves. While gathering valuable information, we ask, how do we become better informed? What can we do to keep from being overwhelmed by all this information in our health journeys?
When we become better informed, we’re able to evaluate information properly. We know how to choose which information is worth keeping and which ones aren’t. So it’s important that we learn how to be better informed if we want to continue exploring ways toward a healthy life and future. But the question remains: How does one become better informed?
How to be better informed?
Below are some things you can do to learn how to be better informed:
1. Find a trusted source of information.
Who do you trust? Are there doctors, researchers, journalists, and scientists you can trust? Are there podcasts, youtube channels, or other social media that you can trust?
If there’s no one you can trust, do some more research on the Internet. Find reputable and legitimate websites and sources. Read some books and check with people and the channels they refer to. It’s important to receive information from a trusted and credible source, so if you still don’t have a trusted source, find some.
2. Narrow down your studies and focus on one topic at a time.
What do you want to focus on? Do you want to focus on Keto, Heart health, Mindfulness, Hormones, Mobility, or Fasting?
Since information is abundant and there are vast resources available, one good way to avoid suffering from information overload is by narrowing down your studies into something specific that you would like to focus on. This way, you can allow yourself to delve deeper into your topic and learn more about it.
3. Get outside opinions to help you evaluate information.
Do you have a support system in place to discuss the information you’re collecting?
It’s ideal to have an outside opinion that could help you discern which facts you want to focus on. Evaluating your resources on your own can be exhausting and overwhelming. It’s nice to have a trusted voice weigh in on the information that you’re collecting. That way, you can listen to different insights about it and check yourself for any biases. Hearing other people’s perspectives can be helpful in deciding which information is worth keeping.
Now, you may think that all of these things are easier said than done. True, it can be quite challenging at first. Still, we owe it to ourselves to try and strive to become someone who is better informed.
Now that you know how to be better informed, you can start to evaluate information properly. When you abide by this guide, you slowly block out all of the noise and keep yourself grounded. You are now on the road to success. Kudos to you!
Knowledge is our power. But always remember to keep only what’s worth keeping and share only what’s worth sharing.
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