So you want to find information on dieting
Lately, I’ve been BOMBARDED with requests from people on how I design my eating plan.
Where do you get all your information from?
Where do you find the TRUTH about dieting?
How do you find the right information?
My answer used to be that I read a lot of books. Gary Taubes, Mark Sisson and Tim Noakes have been pumping out dietary advice for years now and I’ve read all of their stuff on health.
After the reading was done I made the switch to using Google as my primary go to advisor for all things health. Make no mistake, this is a double edged sword. There is only so much that you can do when you search through the Internet for advice.
So what’s a health enthusiast to do? How do you find the answers?
Yup, the big F has great information for find out where you should look. Many Facebook pages link to parent websites, but the reality is that many people who are on Facebook now share almost exclusively through the platform. This means that information shared through facebook is probably of higher quality if people do their research.
I’m not talking “Top 10 ways to burn fat” BS articles here either. I’m talking proper articles published by people who actually know what they are talking about when it comes to following a healthy lifestyle.
Here is one such high quality, health focused Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/thepaleodietza
On that page alone I’ve found some great information on following the Paleo diet, the differences between it and the ever increasingly popular “banting diet” brought back to life by Professor Tim Noakes from South Africa, and other, easy to digest information on what you are doing wrong. The author of the site looks like he is 100% committed to giving out no cost information for people wanting to get healthier. This is great for us knowledge seekers!
There are all sorts of information sources out there at the moment, but I really think that Facebook is going to become the new reddit of the Internet, if it hasn’t already. Reddit is regarded as the starting point of any Internet search, but more people are actively using Facebook these days I think.
Again, I might be talking out of my behind, but the reality is that I know of more people who use Facebook everyday, share stuff using it every day than I do people who use Reddit. Truth? Maybe not universal, but it’s my take on an ever changing world. What works today, might not work tomorrow and that’s the beauty of being part of this crazy world.
Keep well everyone!