He suffered from paralysis by analysis.
There is a syndrome in sports called 'paralysis by analysis.'
Get out of your own way... stop the paralysis by analysis... dream your dream... then, WAKE UP and bring it to life!
But one thing is certain-in the case of nutrition and health, the science can be confusing and can lead to "paralysis by analysis" (a state in which you take no action because you're not sure what to do).
Analysis kills spontaneity. The grain once ground into flour springs and germinates no more.
Henri Frederic Amiel
Routine is not organization, any more than paralysis is order.