Sunday, November 30, 2008
With all the information available to us at our fingertips today, it is important to educate yourself on ALL angles in order to make an informed decision about what is right FOR YOU.
Last summer, I was watching my SIL feed her daughter "baby cereal" and I was totally disgusted and confused. I presume she wants her child to grow up loving fruits and veggies and other healthy food, wouldn't it make sense to start her off with those foods instead of a processed white carb? But knowing my SIL, she probably was feeding the baby the cereal because she read it in a book and didn't really think about whether it made sense or not.
Or you join the gym and start off with the weight machines because you've been told it's "safer than free weights", but you're bored out of your tree and not seeing results.
An Atkins-style low carb diet may help SOME people improve their blood chemistry, but I know I would not be comfortable with putting large amounts of saturated fat in my body.
If something doesn't ring true in your gut, examine all options and choose the one that makes sense to you. The conventional may work for many people, but it may not work for you! Just make sure you don't do things for no reason - what you're doing may not make sense to others, but it has to make sense to you.