Hello, and welcome to my new Blog. Most of you are probably aware of my previous Blog, however, for those who are just joining me and aren’t familiar with it, you can find it here: http://nutridylan.blogspot.com/
I am currently in the process of translating all of my previous work over to WordPress. In addition to my Blog, you can find me on Facebook and Twitter. I try to have a new article or review up every couple of days/weeks or so, but that might not always be the case. Suggestions are considered, and I try to answer questions as fast as possible.
In the interest of time (for both you and me), I will re-post my first entry from my previous Blog so that you can better understand the purpose of this Blog and what I’m about. Enjoy!
My name is Dylan and I am senior dietetics student at Rutgers University. I have been interested in nutrition since highschool and am pursuing a career in dietetics. My nutrition interests mainly revolve around sports/fitness nutrition, weight management, and, more recently, energy metabolism and growth. For the purposes of this Blog I will stick closer to the sports and fitness realm, although I reserve the right to write about whatever I please.
I am by no means an expert on anything. What I write and say on here is purely opinion, yet I will try my best to back up anything I say with scientific evidence. Without science there is no foundation with which to make conclusions. Otherwise, it’s purely opinion that means nothing.
Which brings me to my goals of this Blog. First and foremost, I would like to add dialogue to the ever-growing nutrition world. There are a lot of nutrition misconceptions out there, especially within the sports/fitness crowd, so hopefully this will provide a resource for those who wish to learn a little or add to the conversation. Second, my goal is to take opinion or “common knowledge” and see if it holds up under scientific scrutiny. Too often have we heard things like, “Oh that’s bad for you,” or, “Nah bro, you can’t eat carbs past 6pm. You’ll store it as fat.” It’s comments like these that leave me to think that forums such as these are doing more harm than good. Hopefully I can be the alternative to such nonsense and lead people in a more sensible, less extremist direction.
I’ve been wanting to start a blog or website like this for quite some time now, I just never had the time or motivation to do so until now. I have a few topics for which I would like to cover right now, but I am open to suggestions for what you would like to know. I’ll give it a few days before I decide.
For now I would like to leave you all with a quote, which I believe embraces the true nature of how we should view food, as well as my own philosophy about nutrition and health.
“[L]abeling foods as “good” or “bad” is a false endeavor from the start, mainly because it ignores context. All foods in isolation can’t be judged without knowing their proportional contribution to the diet.” – Alan Aragon.