- Never tell a non-immunizing mom to go get their kid a chicken pox vaccination.
- Never publicly admit that an essential oil, power smoothie, or juice capsule didn’t work for you.
- Never make it known if you co-sleep, cry it out, or cluster feed. (And if you don’t know what any of those are, to be safe, just never give anyone baby advice. Ever.)
- Never let it be known if you have found even one redeeming quality in Obama or WalMart. Be a secret admirer, trust me.
These things are just a given. Any good card carrying member of the women’s club know that these topics, if not handled with care, can be hazardous to your health. But there are a few that, in the writing of this blog, I have found to be approaching the same level of ferocity. I’m not saying you can’t talk about them - I’m just saying to tread lightly.
- Never tell a lifetime member of Weight Watchers that it just didn’t work for you.
- Never admit to a South Beach, Atkins, or Zone Diet follower that your daily carb intake exceeds 100 grams.
- Never tell a Zumba enthusiast that they have no rhythm, a P90x nutball that doing one armed pushups on a broken arm is a bad idea, or a marathon runner that you don’t like their tennis shoes.
Consider those a gift. There are more, but I don’t want to scare you.
Advice and opinions are everywhere. You are going to hear one person say that the ONLY way to go is (fill in the blank) and have an equally sincere and educated person tell you that the exact opposite is the only way to go. Family, friends, shows on TV, articles on the internet, and even doctors all have differing thoughts on what works and what doesn’t when it comes to YOUR health.
Take it all in, weight it against what feels right to you mentally and with your body, pray for wisdom and discernment surrounding your health and then make forward progress. The failure to succeed rarely is because we choose the wrong diet plan or exercise program. Our failure to succeed usually lies in the fact that we lose our determination, energy, and drive.
Find out what personally motivates you and build everything around that. THAT is the best diet advice I have heard in a long, long time.