Does anyone think it’s funny (or mayhap pathetic, or just fake advertising?) that when I denote I’m going to blog to a greater extent than often, I truly spider web log less? Well, that’s what happened over the concluding several weeks. For shame.
I late reached out to Liz Wolfe, of CaveGirlEats as well as the other one-half of the dynamic duo behind the Balanced Bites podcast. She’s embarking on the adventure of a lifetime: homesteading! I wrote her a heartfelt e-mail wishing her luck as well as telling her that she is officially living my dream, as well as that I would survive living vicariously through her as well as rooting for her from afar. She wrote me the most beautiful reply, the takeaway signal of which was: I demand to survive writing. (In fact, the championship of this post is a straight quote from her reply.) She could tell from i footling e-mail (okay, it was a long email) that I mightiness possess got about sort of knack for this writing thing. (Or mayhap it was a combination of the personal e-mail as well as about of the creative writing. (Yes, Virginia, at that topographic point is a Santa Claus, as well as yes, they learn creative writing at my alma mater, fifty-fifty though it’s much to a greater extent than famous for engineering, architecture, as well as the performing arts than it is for novels as well as poetry.)
So hither goes: MORE WRITING.
They state “write what yous know.” I don’t know who “They” are, but They ever appear to come upward amongst a uppercase T, as well as I suspect They’re the same people who state things like, “Always travel amongst your start instinct,” as well as “Always hold off thirty minutes afterward eating earlier yous travel swimming.” Seems similar sensible advice, as well as hence I approximate I’ll trust them as well as stick amongst writing what I know.
· I dear writing.
· I dear food.
· I dear cooking.
(This trifecta right hither should possess got told me something. Or should I telephone telephone it a chapeau trick, since I dear hockey, too?)
· I dear learning nigh nutrition as well as health.
· I dear that about of the most delicious foods (red meat, butter, coconut) are good for us.
· I dear telling people (all people, but especially young women) that yous tin swallow full-fat yogurt, full-fat salad dressings, bacon, burgers (without the bun), eggs, cheese, as well as all those “naughty foods” they’ve been avoiding their whole lives—and lose weight!
· I dear geeking out on biochemistry, because molecules as well as bonds as well as formulas as well as all that other materials that scared the bejeezus out of me inwards high schoolhouse straightaway exhibit me, on a chemic as well as cellular level, why about foods are “bad” for us as well as others are beneficial. And this cognition preempts the confusion that’s all also tardily to survive sidelined yesteryear every fourth dimension a wellness headline comes out that completely contradicts the i from the hateful solar daytime before.
· I dear showing people that achieving a good for yous weight does not possess got to involve advanced mathematics inwards the grocery shop or the dinner table. No demand to travel on rail of grams of this, ounces of that, points, teaspoons, milliliters, inches, karats, horsepower, miles-per-gallon, or whatever other measuring designed to suck all the pleasance out of food. (And yes, I believe nutrient should be pleasurable. The selecting, the cooking, the serving, as well as the savoring. Food is fuel, yes, but it’s non only fuel. It’s nourishment for trunk as well as spirit.)
· I dear showing people that this just ain’t rocket science. When yous sympathise how the trunk uses fuel, how the dissimilar macronutrients (fat, protein, & carbohydrate) travel within us, as well as what tin travel incorrect when nosotros deviate from what our bodies aspect of nutrient as well as our environment, correcting many problems becomes naught to a greater extent than than taking out the problematic things as well as adding dorsum beneficial things.
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I had to larn a lot of this the difficult way. My finish inwards my nutrition practice as well as inwards my writing is to arrive as well as hence that other people don’t possess got to. I pass a lot of fourth dimension thinking nigh writing, as well as I’m oftentimes overwhelmed yesteryear the sheer number of topics that fascinate me when it comes to nutrient as well as health. That’s belike what holds me upward the most: deciding what to write nigh when there’s as well as hence much I desire to acquire to. It also doesn’t assistance that other people, similar Chris Kresser, Robb Wolf, Peter Attia, Diane SanFilippo, Adele Hite, as well as Chris Masterjohn, all already produce a fan-freaking-tastic undertaking of addressing issues across the board. It’s sort of like, “Really? Another nutrition as well as wellness blog? Do I possess got anything worthwhile to add together to this discussion? Anything at all?
And the answer, of course, is yes.
What produce I have? What, exactly, is it I mightiness convey to this table? What produce I possess got to add together to this cornucopia of awesome data as well as insight that isn’t already beingness churned out yesteryear seriously heavy hitting experts? Ah. Influenza A virus subtype H5N1 enquiry I’ve asked myself repeatedly, as well as i that has belike done to a greater extent than to halt me from writing than anything else. But I’ve realized I do possess got something to contribute. Namely, ME. My story. My perspective. My accept on what really constitutes “healthy eating” as well as goodness nutrition. And mayhap most of all, my voice. My combining things I love: writing, food, biochemistry, goodness health, as well as did I get upward writing?
So, assuming I tin survive a adult woman of my word as well as truly keep writing on a to a greater extent than consistent basis, I’ll survive sharing to a greater extent than of what I’m upward to inwards the kitchen (apologies inwards advance for what is certain to survive laughably amateurish nutrient photography); to a greater extent than of how I came to written report nutrition as well as why I’m as well as hence passionate nigh de-programming people from the low-fat, obsessive, calorie-counting mindset; I'll dissect as well as signal out the ridiculousness of supposedly "healthy" foods; as well as address about of the latest nutrition inquiry popping upward inwards newspapers as well as the eve news. Whew! Sounds similar a big plenty charge for now.
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