Thursday, May 26, 2016

Man's nourishing friend

I want to be your best friend.  Let's have a sleep over and paint our nails!

Okay, MAYYYBEEE I heard this line elsewhere (Adonis Hill on Elvis Duran - 5/26/16).  I thought to myself, "Yeah,  I want to be everyone's best friend, too!"  But, only when it comes to nutrition and health.

So, let's rewind a bit, soon to be BFF.

I am listening to this gentleman on my favorite morning show.  The gentlemen is Adonis Hill, and he has a story.  Everyone has a story, but his is very similar to mine when boiled down to its simplest components.

You feel lost in your circumstances.  You get overwhelmed and off track.  Suddenly, your health is in jeopardy.  Then, you begin to do something about it.  You feel wonderful.  You want to help everyone else who has a story like yours.  You want them to feel wonderful as well.  For him, his best friend made him feel this way.  He took him outside, got him to walk.  Adonis, literally back on his feet, is now planning to walk across America to raise awareness about obesity and suicide, two issues that once affected his life.  He wants to be your best friend and have you walk with him.  I think it's beautiful.

Sooooo....I want to be your best friend, too.  I am not walking across America for you.  You have Adonis for that (learn more about Adonis' walk here).

But, when it comes to nutrition and optimizing your health, I could be your best friend.  You already know how to do it.  You don't need me for that.  But, for all the doubts, the obstacles, the days you don't feel up to it, I could be your best friend.  I do my best to learn about evidence based methods and educate myself on current issues/topics so that I can translate it into useful, practical tools for others.

Like Adonis, I had my own battle with obesity and when I started to see changes within myself, I felt I had more control in my life.  Well, more like  I felt like I had my life back.  So, when I found dietetics, I found something that could help me help others.  It is a perfect mesh of things I love (counseling, science and FOOD).  It was kismet.

So c'mon, let's be NFFs (nourishment friends forever).