Hey guys. So I think I published this post on accident over the weekend in the middle of the night but meant to publish it to day. So I’m going to publish it again and I apologize to email readers who already got this in their inbox!
Like any blogger out there, I am always thinking of ways to grow and improve my blog. My main goal of starting this blog was to create a place where readers could see that eating balanced meals and living a healthy life does not have to be difficult or complicated. I always have big ideas for this little slice of internet heaven… they are still there even though life has gotten in the way a bit lately.
I’ve done surveys here before and the feedback I always get is that you guys wanted to see more posts about nutrition. And I definitely want to give those to you. But I never anticipated how much time would go into creating informational, nutrition-related posts. All dietitians follow a code of ethics stating you will only advise people of nutrition recommendations that are supported by scientific evidence. That is something that I take very seriously, and I think this is a big difference you will see between bloggers who are interested in nutrition and bloggers who are registered dietitians. There is so much misinformation floating around on the internet related to food, dieting, macronutrients, etc., and I would never want my content to be included in that. So instead of slapping my opinion on my nutrition posts, I really try to do some research first… it can be time-consuming.
Having said all of that, life has definitely calmed down for me these days and I’d like to steer this blog back in the direction that it was originally intended. I want to incorporate the focus of nutrition back into my posting while still being authentic and creating content that I love and enjoy.
So these are a few things you will start to see here around G&G:
“Ask a Dietitian” Vlogs: These are coming in September. My plan is to answer some of the nutrition-related questions I have gotten via email and surveys. It’s so much easier to talk about nutrition than it is to write about it. I’d like to keep these 5 minutes or less because I know we all don’t have time to sit at the computer and watch vlogs
I have a huge list of questions you guys have submitted/emailed to me this year, some of which include:
- Are diet sodas bad for you?
- Findings on the increasing trend of gluten intolerances: credible or not?
- The differences between good fats and bad fats (sources, composition, effects on the body)
- Are there great benefits to honey and is it really better than table sugar?
- Differences between simple and complex bars
- Nutrition advice for those following a plant-based diet
- TONS of questions about becoming an RD
- If you have any additional topic requests, they can be submitted here.
What I Ate Wednesday posts: I’ve been participating in this link-up for a while and to be completely honest, I get a huge influx of traffic from doing so. That is not the primary reason I participate, but it’s definitely something I considered when thinking about the future of my posting. I’m not sure what’s going on with the link-up these days because I fell out of blogging for a little while, but I noticed there are no link-ups on some Wednesdays. But anyway, I would like to keep these posts going but altering them to give you some ideas of what I eat on a weekly basis. So you will see these expanded to include more meals throughout the week as well as some insight as to why I choose the foods that I do. So while I will still be participating in the link-up (if it’s still going on), I’m really going to try to cater these posts to you and give you more info about making certain food choices.
Nutrition in the News: These will be coming to you on Fridays starting… soon I plan on just sharing the latest nutrition findings I come across by posting links to new studies and articles, as well as a little blurb with my thoughts on them. Fridays are actually my slowest day here on the blog, so much so that I considered not posting at all. So this will hopefully be a happy medium.
As always, thanks for reading <3