Two Low-Carb Weight Loss Blogs Mentioned In Galveston Daily News

Filed under: In The News — @ December 31, 2006

The influence of blogging and those handful of people who are behind the blogs are actually making a genuine impact on modern culture as evidenced by Time magazine collectively naming them the 2006 Person of the Year. But blogs are not just about people’s personal lives, politics, entertainment, and sports anymore. Weight loss has gotten in on the act, too.

That’s the premise behind this Galveston (TX) Daily News story about the rise of blogging as an effective tool for losing weight. Sally Squires from The Washington Post wrote about weight loss blogs and whether they really work in a column in July.

Blogs have received a bad rap from much of the established media because they tend to look down on those of us who choose to make writing about what we are most passionate about because we are only mere amateurs in their eyes. To be honest, though, bloggers don’t care about acceptance by the mainstream because blogging has never been about that. Instead, it has been a way for those of us who have struggled with our weight to be held more accountable so we can be successful.

With that said, there are at least SOME media outlets recognizing the work of health and weight loss blogs to educate and encourage the public. One of the highest honors my “Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb” blog received in 2006 was being named one of the Top 10 health blogs on the Internet by I was totally surprised by that, but appreciated the recognition for the efforts I had put into my “amateur” web site. :D A recent Pew Research poll confirms that blogging is a trend that’s here to stay.

In the Galveston newspaper story entitled “Bloggers take dieting online” written by Sara McDonald, she discusses the rise of weight loss blogging as a tool for people who want to lose weight. Thanks to my friend and fellow CarbWire writer Connie Bennett from the SUGAR SHOCK! blog, I was interviewed extensively by Sara for this story as was Connie. Sara cites both of us–LOW-CARB BLOGGERS BY THE WAY!–in her story. Sweet!

Read more about Sara’s story that features me and Connie in it today by clicking here.


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