We’re at the six-week mark of my health coaching program and I still love it.
A few things that have really stuck out to me in the last few weeks:
- The USDA’s purpose is to promote agricultural interests and protect consumers — in that order.
- Statins reduce the number of heart attacks by about 25%; lifestyle and diet can reduce them over 80%.
- Diets are simply a way of eating, not a way to lose weight, a method of punishment, or a moral battle of “good” willpower versus “bad” food.
- Often when people think they are hungry, they are just thirsty. Some early signs of dehydration are fatigue and headache. Try a glass of water instead of a trip to the vending machine in the afternoon.
- “Relationships are never 50/50, they are 100%/100%.”
- Supermarkets are not social service agencies, they are businesses who want to sell as much as possible.
Some of the information is disheartening (really, a $24 million annual marketing budget just for Cheez-Its?), but so much is encouraging and positive (the amazing growth of farmers markets and grassroots food movements). This weekend ten current students in the area met up for brunch and it was great to connect with other similar-minded local people. Each student is assigned their own health coach/mentor and I had my second session with mine yesterday and am really pleased with where I am right now.
Which leads me to my dilemma. I didn’t start this blog as a health blog. I’m not sure I want it to be a “health blog.” I’m not going to stop posting dessert recipes no matter what, but I’m not sure how much health information I want to add. I don’t know how much health information you want to read.
Option 1: Posting more health and health coaching information. This would include links to articles, possibly some of my own writing, and most likely health information rolled into recipe posts.
Option 2: Keeping my health coaching separate from my food blogging. This would likely include a separate domain in the future.
Either way I will still be doing health coaching, it’s really just a matter of what I include on Little Blue Hen. Because the only thing I love nearly as much as lists are polls, let’s do that:Sorry, there are no polls available at the moment.
If you have additional thoughts or questions — leave me a comment, say something on Facebook, or send me an email. I really value reader feedback since that’s the only way I know what you want to see! If you have any requests for recipes (dairy-free, vegan, lunch ideas, specific ingredients) let me know those, too. It helps inspire me.
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