I'm going to try really hard to stay off my soapbox here, but I do have an honest question for an audience. Between the media, Tumblr, and Pinterest, I've come to realize that most people don't seem to know the first thing about their bodies. How exactly do those little words on the nutrition label work? What exactly are calories all about, and should we really be "counting" them?
Are carbs really the devil? Is it possible to lose 3 (or 5!) pounds in a day? Are juice fasts healthy? Is detoxing something we should do regularly?
Nutrition is something so fundamental to living; it's pathetic that it isn't taught in schools starting at kindergarten. Or even if it is taught in schools, it obviously isn't taught the right way, because questions like those above exist. And are abundant.
I'm not going to answer any of those questions or say anything else about it (except that if you're interested in a great website, check out the image link), but I do have a question:
What is it about nutrition and exercise that's difficult to understand? The basic concepts? Or do you think media has influenced the collective unconscious to the point that we have difficulty separating the truth, even when we know it's there?
PS: If you do have any specific questions about nutrition, feel free to email me and ask. This is my livelihood and my passion, and I'm always more than happy to explain far more than you ever wanted to know about your body and its fuel.