Sat in a doctor's office today for an hour and half, while my Mom had a routine checkup. I neglected to grab a book before I left, so I resorted to reading the few available magazines in the lobby. I've had email offers lately to a women's fitness magazine, including one email asking what types of articles I would find relevant regarding workouts, nutrition, etc. - and the same magazine was sitting on a side table.
So, I picked up the copy to check it out. Several articles were vaguely interesting (ok, I was bored) , others like the multiple pages on shoe comparisons and ratings ... not so much. Truthfully, there was very little meat in the magazine for my tastes. (Literally !)
Glossy pics, ads and more ads .... but the confirmation on why I don't waste my money on subscriptions on these things came with the diet and nutrition pages (ok, on the workouts too .... )
I suppose I shouldn't be surprised with the pointers for "healthy" eating .... with the premise of exchanging an unhealthy food for one that is "healthy" .....ex.: exchange white bread for healthy whole wheat bread, include more whole grains, etc. .... holy crappola. I didn't miss the little 'ad' touting canola oil as a "safe, healthy" alternative either .... gimme my coconut oil, bacon fat, tallow !
Just frigging pisses me off to see publications that claim to be all about health and fitness polishing up the same misinformed mainstream bullshit and throwing it out there as if it is the answer to all. Total sell-out.