As you may have noticed, I’ve taken a short break from blog posting recently. A lot of family stuff has been going on, which prompted me to visit the doctor to get myself checked out. Unfortunately, I wasn’t all that happy with what I found out. Like millions of other Americans, I have high cholesterol. I was a little shocked to find this out. At only 28, I hadn’t ever really considered having cholesterol issues. Yes, I know I need to lose a few pounds, but I count calories and I try to watch my carb intake. Cholesterol was really the last thing on my mind.
As a food blogger, this is particularly hard for me to deal with. I enjoy going out to eat and trying new recipes at home all of the time. My passion is to cook, my wife’s is to bake and when I heard the news I initially felt that this was going to be the end to our foodie adventures. After thinking about it for a while, I’ve come to the realization that good food doesn’t mean it has to be unhealthy. A real chef can take on the challenge of creating dishes that provide short term enjoyment without a long-term negative impact on your health.
Instead of giving-up on the blog, I’ve decided to embrace that challenge. That’s why over the next few weeks you’ll see a shift in what we write about on Luvs2Eat.com. Does that mean we’ll stop eating out completely? No. I’m not giving up enjoying the occasional trip out to a new restaurant (and we’ll still write about it). Does that mean we’ll stop creating delicious desserts? No. A dessert every now and then is OK. Moderation is key, right? What you will see is interpretation of our favorite dishes with twists to make them more heart healthy. An attempt to continue to enjoy the foods we luv, with a more health conscious focus. It will be a journey and learning experience for us, and I hope you’re willing to join us for the ride.
If you’re interesting in learning more about Cholesterol, here are a couple of helpful links from the American Heart Association to get you started:
What Your Cholesterol Numbers Mean
I’m not sure how the misconception that good food is inherently unhealthy took hold. Some of the most delicious food I’ve eaten has been made with fresh, wholesome, healthy ingredients. Kudos to you for shifting your focus to healthy food that also tastes amazing!