No matter the plan... we all Blog to Lose!
Barbara Berkeley remains, by far, my favorite go-to voice on how to eat well, how to think about diet and nutrition, etc. Reading her blog today reminded me of some simple truths:
"We need to figure out what we want from a diet. No diet is able to deliver perfect health, a guarantee of longevity, or freedom from ever developing a cancer. So we should focus on what diet can do: keep weight stable, create healthy levels of cholesterol and lipids, reduce blood pressure and prevent high blood pressure. On a more global level,diet can make us feel healthy and give us a sense of well being. Every human being is slightly different and what may work for one dietarily may be completely ineffective for another. Each of us will find that we are able to make tweaks around the outlines of the dietary worldview we choose, but we can only do this if we approach diet with a keen sense of self-observation and purpose."
This is the mentality I hope to finally develop over the course of this year. Fingers crossed.