Blogging has become a very popular thing nowadays. Either you are doing it as a hobby, as a job or as a hobby that turned into an income, being a blogger gives you a certain credibility amongst the ” non- bloggers”. Most of the people tend to believe anything they read/see on the internet, thinking that ” If it’s here then it must be true!”. Especially when they see words like ” recent studies”, ” study”, etc. But really, if there is no link attached to it, proving that there is actually a study about it, you should think twice before believing it. You can also ask the blogger that’s writing about it or try and find the study by yourself and see if it exists. Don’t just believe it because, without any doubt, social media/blogs/websites are influencing what we eat, what clothes we wear and eventually who we are as human beings so make sure you are following genuine people that tell the truth.
There is nothing bad about this naivety, we are all in the same boat. We don’t know until we know. I used to believe everything that was shared on social media or what I read on certain websites until I really looked into an article and found out that the study implied was actually an invented lie. Yes! People do that! I was once talking to my dad about a new diet he was following at that time. I asked him how did he found out about it, he said he found it on the internet ” recommended by the best cardiologist in the world”. Now, this might be true, but I strongly doubt it. The diet was very poor and lacking in lots of nutrients.
Today, you can find all kinds of websites with all kinds of people writing about all kinds of things. You can learn about almost anything from all the sources out there if first, you make sure they are the good ones. I am talking about it because I am mad and I want others to know that they can’t really trust everyone out there, even if that website looks credible ( professional photos, great writing, lots of followers, etc. ).
Don’t just believe it because, without any doubt, social media/blogs/websites are influencing what we eat and eventually who we are as human beings so make sure you are following genuine people that tell the truth.
My last conversation with a dear colleague from elementary school that offered to help me with my website ( how nice is that huh) inspired me to write this post. Somewhere in the mid of our conversation, I told her about my recent experience with a recipe I had tried, from a very ” professional” popular ” healthy eating” website. I am not going to give it to you because I just learned that if I do that it will benefit them and that is the last thing I want. The recipe is ” raspberry chia seed pudding”. Now, I have been seeing this recipe everywhere but never tried it so I thought since I am doing the Whole30 program ( a program for deconstructing unhealthy habits, find more about it) I can try something new that fits the diet I am following. The recipe is pretty simple, blend coconut milk with raspberries, add the chia seeds and leave it in the fridge overnight. So that’s exactly what I did! Nevertheless, on the website I took the recipe from, the photos are so amazing you can literally swear you can eat chia seed pudding forever every single day and not get bored. Too bad, photos are not real life. The taste of it was awful, actually uneatable and it’s not the first time this happens to me with these so-called “delicious recipes”; what they should really name them is ” beautiful recipes” because they really look better than they taste.
Not every ” recipe developer” out there tastes its own food.
I am not saying chia seed pudding is bad, I am just saying this one was bad and that not every ” recipe developer” out there tastes its own food. Also, the real problem is that there are people out there who will try it and then decide that ” healthy eating” tastes bad which is so wrong. Healthy eating is delicious, don’t give up on it because of some people that misguide and trick you. I will definitely try to make a chia pudding again and share with you my results.
Healthy eating is delicious
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