I have some very exciting news to share: I have been offered a position at Answers.com as their Low Carb Category Expert Writer! I'll be writing articles as an independent contractor for the website while I continue to work full time at the Veterans hospital as an outpatient dietitian. I'm required to publish between 10-20 articles a month (400+ words each) for the next year. This is such a fantastic opportunity to write about a subject I'm so passionate about! I'm still letting it all sink in.
Now the (sort of) bad news. Because I'm still working full time and will be writing at least 10 articles a month for Answers.com, I won't have much time to write my current style of blog posts, ie, voicing my own opinion on various issues. At least not if I want to have some kind of life outside of nutrition. I'll try to still write one blog post a month because I really enjoy the process.
I'm not much of a self-promotor, but I'm going to ask that when I link to my Answers.com articles that you please click on the link and (hopefully) read them. Most of the articles are pretty basic and will likely contain things you've heard before, but I would really appreciate your support on this.
One final bit of good news -- well, it's actually great news :) As of January, I will no longer be working at the VA hospital because I'll be going into private practice. While I will really miss talking to our veterans, I feel that I'm not really helping any of them get healthier. It will be such a relief to be able to counsel people and provide information based on my own beliefs obtained from reviewing current research rather than continuing to try to talk around our "Healthy Plate" handouts, to the extent I can without getting into trouble. My website will be updated to explain the services I'll offer. I'll also be developing some low-carb teaching materials for doctors and writing for Answers.com, of course.
At any rate, thank you to all my regular readers who have voiced your support for this blog. As I said, I'm going to continue to write my blog posts, just not as frequently for a few months.
Below are the links to my first three articles on Answers.com:
8 Benefits of Low-Carb Diets
How to Choose the Right Amount of Carbs on a Low Carb Diet
7 Healthy Low-Carb Snacks That Taste Great
Thank you so much for checking out those articles. Also, I won't have computer access for a couple of days, so if you leave comments, I promise to approve them once I'm able to.
Franziska Spritzler, RD, CDE