Nutrition [Thursday, Apr. 14, 2005, 7:28 pm]
Nutrition class is really an awesome way for a person like me to earn a science credit, because it's so practical. I'm actually looking forward to planning my own menu someday, when the time comes that I'm in charge of my own little place. I honestly think I'll be a good, healthy menu-planner.
And we also discussed something I've always known - your weight is simply a number, and a number alone can't determine whether you're healthy or not. Also, too many people are trying to lose weight simply because they want to look like a model, and they'll always fail because no one will be satisfied with their bodies if they view them in light of fake, airbrushed people. The goal in diet-planning and weight loss (if necessary) should simply be to become healthy. You'll never be buff if you can't be healthy first.
Another thing my professor mentioned a few weeks ago kinda scared me: many MD's have had little to no training in nutrition. That seems strange considering how many years you have to go to school to be a doctor. But I guess learning about medicine doesn't necessarily mean you know about nutrition. So see a registered dietician if you have diet questions, not necessarily a doctor.
This class has made me very extra glad that I've never smoked or drank, or done drugs of any kind. There are some things that we can all just do without, and the best way to steer clear of destructive habits is to simply not start at all.
So there's my nutrition spiel of the day.
(These statements have not been evaluated by the FDA.)
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