2 Words I Really Dislike, and a Long Overdue Roundup of Celiac, Gluten Free, and Nutrition News and Notables
“I know I should eat better.”
“I know I should sleep more.”
“Exercise? I know, I would like to exercise.”
“I know, I should floss every night.” (This one is mine.)
The “I knows.” We all have them. I know, I should, I could, etc. What those all mean, even though we don’t say it, is that we could, but we are choosing not to.
Yes, you are choosing it. I am choosing to floss less than daily. Some choose to eat poorly despite knowing better. Some choose to sit on their asses instead of move. Some choose to eat foods that they realize are hurting their health. We can all make excuses until we turn blue, but the bottom line is that they are choices.
Not good choices.
But choices none the less. Own your choice.
I know usually goes hand in hand with I can’t. And usually, I can’t actually means I won’t. I can, but I choose not too.
See where I’m going with this?
You have your choices. You can say “I know” and let another day go by, let your life and your health slip away.
OR, you can say “I will” and choose the path toward life and wellness.
- In that spirit, my friend and someone whom I admire greatly in the fitness industry (believe me, such individuals are few and far between) has developed a great challenge that you can take part in. This is much, much more than just a body transformation challenge. Leigh Peele’s “10,000 challenge” is about changing your life and the world we live in for the positive. I’m doing it. So can you. Check it out for more details.
- Keeping a little simpler? Check out Melissa at Gluten Free for Good’s Gluten Free Food Rules. Words to live by.
- On a budget? (Rhetorical question, aren’t we all.) Check out Fuel As RX excellent guidelines on how to get the best meat bang for your buck.
- Tamara Duker at the blog formerly known as What I’m Eating Now did an excellent post so I don’t have to on Gluten Free Energy Bars. Some of these are a bit too low in protein to be called protein bars, but some could do in a pinch as a meal replacement/snack protein bar. I ate several of the JayBar Fudge Brownie while we were on vacation. They are handy especially in warm weather since there is no chocolate coating to get all melty, gross, and messy.
- Work at a desk all day? Haven’t got your standing or treadmill desk up and running yet? Never fear, Mark Sisson is here with 16 Tips for Desk Jockeys.
- Chris Masterjohn, a very smart cookie with an insanely logical and analytical mind at The Daily Lipid, has been on an absolute tear of awesome posts. He can get a bit sciency, but these articles are very worth the read and slogging through with a medical dictionary if need be.
- Chris Kresser, at The Healthy Skeptic, writes about the power of acceptance. I’ve long said that one of the major keys to living well with celiac disease is an attitude of abundance, of looking at all the foods you can eat, not the few that you can’t. There’s really no need to burden yourself with suffering.
I have a much longer list of articles that I’ve saved for a roundup, but I think that’s enough heavy reading for you for a while. Plus, I ranted. And I’m going to go floss.
If you really want more reading…
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And that should give you enough reading for a while.
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