That is a very good question. There is so many answers to this question, and I decided to get this blog going, this would be my first post. A rabble on why make a blog.
I have so many random thoughts and opinions about so many topics, especially in Health and Fitness and of course all the diets and lifestyles that comes with that. There are so many!! Even as a fitness professional you can get confused some days about what and who to believe in. New research, old research and especially research sponsored by the people who wants to look good in the research done (read; a glass of red wine a day is good for you – who do you think paid for this outcome? Could it be the wine producers themselves?).
I am a Personal Trainer by trade, am very interested in nutrition and passionate about food. In the end of the day, we spend a lot of our time every day eating. Some people swear to eating every three hours and even get up at night to eat to avoid losing muscle. Others choose to have fasting periods throughout the day, say 18 hours without food, and then feast for 6 hours. Then there’s the mindless “I’ll eat when I’m hungry” attitude or the “I’ve already eaten my 1200 kcal today, so even if I’m starving I will not eat”.
Diets. Don’t get me started on diets. The African Mango Diet, Lemon Detox Diet, The Four Hour Diet, The Atkins Diet, The Soup Diet, The Dukan Diet, The Chocolate Diet (Really?!) and the list goes on and on. One thing that is generally true about all diets are; If they sound to good to be true, they probably are. Anyone who promises you to lose 10 pounds in a week and keep it off for life, is lying to you. Suck it up! What are you going to do the week after you finish the miracle cure? Go straight back to what you did before the diet and PUT IT ALL BACK ON again (plus more, most likely).
Unfortunately there is no quick and easy way to fat loss (mark my words, fat loss, not weight loss – weight loss is easy. If I don’t drink water for a whole day but do a lot of cardio or simply sit in a sauna for hours – I can easily lose 3-4 kilos – but not of fat – of water)! Well there is one easy way I guess, go under the knife and get some liposuction! Good luck with that, I’m sure it’s a lot of fun.
Now I am just rabbling along. What I really meant to say was; why a blog? Because it is a great way of getting my opinion across. Of sharing great recipes and other health tips. Of getting to know more people who share my opinions or simply wants to convince me otherwise. And along the way, I hope I can make you laugh – or at least smile and possible inspire you to do something for your own health today. Every little bit counts.