People persist in what does not work all the time. They read an article, or a book for the learned types, and keep pressing on in a direction that produces less and less.
Look at the low fat dogmatists. When I was growing up, our entire family went low fat, and all of our healths, and waistlines, detiorated significantly. Yet we persisted in buying skim milk and lean meat for years as we all got fatter and less vital.
You could also look at the HIT Jedis, the Yoga fanatics, the “No Pain, No Gain” Nazis or any one of a dozen fitness cults out there.
Can you honestly tell me that these people seem sane, sober, measured? People who prescribe one size fits all madness on the rest of us, and then, when it inevitably fails for a large number of people, call the failures lazy.
More of what does not work, does not work. Just because it works for somebody else, does not mean it will work for you. Use your head. Use your judgement.
Also, not everything works indefinitely. If something works for a little while and then stops, try something else.
Be sane about your diet and training. If you know that something requires more time and energy than you’re prepared to give, try making a change that you know that can do. Over time, I think you’ll find that your beliefs about what you can do will grow bigger. But forcing yourself into some preordained box is a recipe for failure.
Don’t drink the Kool Aid.