You may or may not have heard about the controversial Marie Claire article that hit newsstands this week titled “The Hunger Diaries: How Health Writers Could Be Putting You at Risk” by Katie Drummond. Feel free to read the article, the comments and the rebuttals for yourself (you can find links to all the rebuttals here). In my opinion, I am disappointed that Marie Claire would print such a one-sided story with twisted facts and an obviously negative agenda. If you read it for yourself, I think you will come to the same conclusion.
One of the main points of the article is that these “healthy living” blogs (mine falls into that category) can be dangerous because people may try to imitate the author and live up to the life that is being portrayed on the blog. I have to assume that you all are smart enough to know that Inspired RD only shows a small portion of my life. But let’s get it all out there, just in case someone is trying to live up to who they think I am.
-I am a registered dietitian and certified personal trainer
-I do love to cook healthy meals and share them with you
-I do get a little too excited over a basket of fruits and vegetables
-I could talk about health and nutrition all day long
-I try to work out on most days
-I don’t work out every day
-Sometimes I eat at In-N-Out
-No, we are not a vegetarian family (see above)
-I do prefer carrots to carrot cake but I also prefer chocolate to spinach
The point is, I am a real person with a real family who is trying to live a healthy life and inspire others to do the same. I am not perfect (wouldn’t it be annoying if I was?), and I don’t want to pretend that I am. I always want to be honest with you, and I hope you appreciate that about me and my blog.
Feel free to leave a comment, I always love reading them. And thank you so much for your support. You inspire me more than you know!