Short post today to start off 2013, and not really a typical entry for me. I just just wanted to make a few comments on the annual list of "Words to be Banished from the Queen's Enlgish for Misuse, Overuse, and General Uselessness" that was just issued by Lake Superior State University in Michigan:
Most of these words and phrases don't really bother me other than "fiscal cliff," for obvious reasons. And I'll confess to not knowing what "YOLO" means ("You Only Live Once," apparently). But I say good riddance to "guru." After the last few months of online wars between low-carb vs. very-low-carb vs. Paleo "gurus," I've definitely lost respect for many of them, and that word grates on my nerves. In my opinion, the most straightforward, balanced, and least hyped information to be found within the low-carb community are in the books and on the websites of Dr. Steve Parker and Jenny Ruhl. These two aren't self-promoting gurus; they're just honest, intelligent people who understand the benefits and limitations of carb restriction. I truly appreciate their work and forthrightness, and I look forward to hearing more from them in 2013 and beyond.
Wishing you all a happy and healthy New Year!
Franziska Spritzler, RD, CDE