Given the state of the country and the extremely high percentages of overweight and obese people, nutrition is obviously an area that many people could stand to learn something about. But even if you’re not a registered dietitian, it doesn’t mean people can’t learn a thing or two from you.
It can start with something as simple as a New Year’s resolution to lose weight this year. It’s fairly common knowledge that documenting things make you more likely to stick with them, as well as having an audience can help with accountability. Given these things, you may be interested in starting a nutrition blog to document the process of you learning how to eat a healthy diet and your overall weight loss journey.
It’s easier than you think to start a blog, you don’t really have to have any expertise, you just have to be dedicated to updating it and being honest with yourself and your readers. You could simply start a nutrition blog by posting a picture of each meal you eat and what was in it. That way you have the accountability of other people seeing what you’re putting into your body and you’ll also have a built in support system to help you through the tough time and keep you on track. You may even serve as inspiration for other people to get their diet’s on track.
Just because you don’t have a formal education in the nutrition field doesn’t mean you won’t be able to share information that could help other people. In fact, one of the best ways to learn is from other people’s mistakes. By sharing your experiences in a blog, you could save someone from having to learn a tough lesson on their own. You can just share your day to day findings and that kind of honesty could help other people be more honest with themselves and take back control of their diets.
Documenting the process can be invaluable, not just for other people, but for you to look back on and reflect, as well. For example, maybe you have been feeling sluggish and have decided to see if there’s a certain food or food group that’s been causing the issue. One by one, you can take out and add back in various components of your diet to help identify the culprit. By having written documentation of your findings, you’ll more easily be able to identify which foods make you feel bad and which are fine. In addition, it can be a great way for you to look back on your journey and see how far you’ve come. In the event that you start to back slide a little bit, you’ll have documentation of your feelings to remind yourself how much better you feel when you’re eating well.
Even if you don’t have an education in nutrition, you still may want to think about starting a nutrition blog to share your experiences and journey with the world. You never know who you could be helping.