What diet changes did he recommend?
The majority of her diet should consist of fruits, vegetables and proteins. A serving of protein should be the size of her fist with the remainder of her plate being filled with fruits and vegetables.
An idea for a food blog is born:
Almost immediately she began complaining about her new diet: fruits and vegetables were expensive, they spoiled too quickly, her husband and son wouldn't eat them, it was only week two and she was already tired of salads.
I came up with an idea for a food blog - The Savvy Diet - it would be based on meals consisting of vegetables, fruits and proteins. I began researching seasonal foods and planning healthy menus with families and budgets in mind. I took photos of my meals and jotted down post ideas. I began reading Dianne Jacob's book Will Write for Food: The Complete Guide to Writing Cookbooks, Blogs, Reviews, Memoir, and More (Will Write for Food: The Complete Guide to Writing Blogs,).
Why I'll never be a food blogger:
While reading about good writing and a food writer's voice in Will Write for Food I became overwhelmed with feelings of imposter syndrome not only for food writing, but for all writing. (Note my absence from this blog). I set the book aside.
Then while perusing a recipe for peaches and cream cake given to me by the above woman I noticed she had written in the margin next to the ingredients, "I use raspberry flavored peaches (Del Monte)." At that moment I knew I was not a foodie and would never be a food blogger. I would never, not ever in this life time, have thought to add a raspberry flavored peaches to this recipe or to any recipe. I returned my copy of Will Write for Food to the library without ever reading the chapter on food blogging.
What does this mean for my Career Reinvention Challenge?
According to James Altucher in his post The Ultimate Cheat Sheet For Reinventing Yourself to discover your "it" you should go to the bookstore and find 500 books about it. If you get bored three months later go back to the bookstore. As to my career reinvention I've ruled out food blogging/writing and I'm heading back to the library.
What qualities do you think make a successful food writer/blogger?
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