Hey nerds, I'm almost exactly one quarter of the way through my nutrition course. I can't believe it's going by so fast...but it is.
If I could sum up what I've learned, I suppose it'd be these three things.
- Americans have mucked up pretty much everything when it comes to food. Our primary goal has become making money, rather than have concern about our fellow man. Case in point: they found arsenic in our brown rice and they put pink slime into ground beef as a "filler." Not to mention the diet industry that makes it's money by selling the "next big thing" by playing with our emotions. RUDE. A lot of our corn is genetically modified. Soy actually isn't the weight loss wonder that we were told it was. We eat too fast. We are picky eaters. We're addicted to sugar and simple carbs. Gah. Sometimes I get angry that it took me this long to figure it out. I knew the information was there but I didn't want to recognize or acknowledge it. We are in for a fight. I'm not even talking about the obesity epidemic. People suck
- I am lactose intolerant. Just thought you all should know. I'm pretty sure that raw food is what's best for me but I still have a ton to learn and different options to try
- I still don't love cooking but I do enjoy spending time in my kitchen. Even if I'm not cooking, maybe even just making a smoothie or a piece of toast, I *try* to make food about nourishment rather than comfort. Being mindful is key.
Why was it broken? Well, a myriad of reasons. Now that I can clearly see what needs to happen, it makes it easier to deal with. Having a plan always makes me feel better. It's the list maker in me.
My goals for the next 10 weeks include setting myself up a portable office, work on adding content to my sites, clean the house, and continue to learn about this whole thing called "being healthy."
Sometimes it feels like an uphill battle.
I'd prefer less of an incline please.