Hope everyone had a nice weekend!
I thought I would add some other myths to bust this week besides the usual yoga/food/eating issue stuff. I must say I love this myth busting kick. Be sure to check out the two previous installments here and here if haven’t already done so.
I can’t blog because I’m not a good writer: When I first started blogging I considered myself a horrible writer. English class WAS one of my favorite classes but I wasn’t one of those people who entered creative writing contests, and neither are most Bloggers. Blogging isn’t as much about being a good writer as it is about having something to say and not being afraid of saying it. You don’t even have to be a writer to be a Blogger. There are many examples of Bloggers who use video or podcasts as their primary medium of communication. Regardless of which medium you choose to go withgive yourself permission to suck at first. Over time you’ll get better. I read that former basketball superstar Larry Bird spent four hours per day, every day practicing his shots when he was a kid. He became good because he was willing to practice and get better. Give yourself permission to practice. Over time you will become better. The beauty with blogging is that it’s the people who produce the most quality content and who learn how to effectively market themselves who win, and not the people with the best writing / grammar skills. Otherwise, the best bloggers would be English/Grammar teachers.
Seafood is more likely than other meats to cause sickness.
According to the FDA you are 10 times more likely to get food poisoning from chicken than fish. However, fish still needs to be properly inspected and stored to be safe
Drinking coffee will stunt your growth: When you are a kid, the notion of being grown up seems so cool, which just proves how innocence and stupidity go hand and hand. Every parent started their day off with a nice fresh cup of joe. As you wanted something that made you feel more grown up, mom was there to mention coffee would stunt your growth. Back to cocoa we went, because being short was like being a kid forever! Coffee has never been responsible for stunting anyone’s growth. The reason behind the lie used by parents is to deter their teenagers from drinking the stuff because of the other side affect caused by caffeine. Caffeine is the most addictive drug in the world, and mom knows that. Having a lot can create anxious teens with too much energy.
If you need to gain weight to overcome an eating disorder, best to do it with healthy foods like extra nuts and whole foods: I’m not a dietitian, but I’ve seen many many people on weight restorations plans. Sure, eating “healthy” whole grains and “healthy” fats is good and all, but at the end of the day, a calorie is a calorie. If you need to restore weight to get healthy and functioning again, I dont care where it comes from and all foods will do the trick. Part of my treatments plan for my weight restoration was to include some “junk” foods like packaged cookies. I think if you love twinkies and deprived yourself for so long of them, eat an effin twinkie! Or eat five apples or whatever the caloric equivalent in apples is (and from my experience, a twinkie is way easier on the stomach than a few apples!). Whether you choose nuts, oreos, cereal, or funnel cakes, just get it in. The extra weight will not look different if it came from a churro or a veggie burger. And, guess what, the it might not even show at all.
When it comes to blogging, no comments mean my blog sucks: New bloggers often experience the “empty room” when getting started. They pump out high-quality content, all excited to see what kind of feedback they get, and then they sit anxiously waiting for someone to leave a comment. When nobody (except maybe their spouse) leaves a comment, they get depressed and wonder why nobody likes what they wrote. After a while, they start to feel like they’re talking to an “empty room” and so they begin to make excuses as to why they don’t have time to write the next Blog post. If you’re not getting comments on your Blog, there is a 99% chance that the problem is not your content but rather that you’re just not getting enough traffic to your site yet. And a lot of traffic doesn’t mean the content is all that great. If you’re getting five visitors to your Blog a day, don’t expect to be getting five comments. It doesn’t mean people aren’t reading either. Some people don’t even know you CAN comment (I think my dad is one of them). Most people spend a long time lurking before they ever comment on anything. Call it Internet shyness or whatever you want, but don’t let it discourage you from Blogging. Most of the blogs I’ve commented on I’ve read for a long while before I dared to leave a comment. And honestly, I read some blogs that get over 300 comments a post and I won’t usually comment on “comment heavy blogs” because I doubt the authors will take a second glance. But remember, comments don’t say anything about the content. Some popular blogs I find are really nothing special and some blogs have few comments but are true gems!
I totally forgot to pick a giveaway winner from the CSN giveaway. The winner is Coco! congrats and buy something cool!
I have a super simple “put together” recipe, all you will need is:
-1 acorn squash
-baby bella shrooms
-vampire poising (garlic power)
-salt n pepper to taste
cut the top off and roast the acorn squash for about 30 min. Then stuff with broccoli, shrooms, garlic and parm and let it go for 15 more minuets. Put the acorn lid or “hat” and enjoy!