Please nominate us, and help us dream big...
We have big news! Eat for Your Life has been nominated for a Weblog Award (aka, the "Bloggies," the biggest weblog award on the internet). We are so excited!!
HOWEVER...we are still a VERY new blog (we have 120 followers, but we are competing with blogs who have followers in the thousands). So we are humbly asking for help from you (and 500 of your closest friends) to make it to the final round.
Why is this important to us? Well, it's not the money...the winner will receive $20.12 (it goes up by one cent every year). Our mission is to help people and to change lives.
We are starting small with Eat for Your Life, but we're dreaming very big...
We just have two little items on our agenda:
1. To reach every family in America...and...
2. To change the way this country eats.
Diseases like Diabetes, Heart Disease, and Cancer are rampant. How much suffering could be avoided if healthy eating were to become the norm, instead of the exception? What if a simple nutrition plan with foods from Walmart could help people avoid disease, and maybe even save lives?
My Mom had both of her breasts removed last year.
NO ONE should have to go through that. Yes, genetics may have played into it...BUT... her junk food diet certainly didn't help. You can read her story here.
Here is a statement from the Cancer Center at MD Anderson:
You can reduce your risk of cancer significantly by making healthier food choices. In fact, some foods can actually help protect against certain cancers.
And there's something to be said about the number of people who die from breast cancer in the United States each year, vs. those who die from the same disease in Japan.
Here is a quote from the "Cancer Project" website, written by M.D.s:
Asian countries, such as Japan, have low rates of breast cancer, while Western countries have rates that are many times higher. However, when Japanese girls are raised on westernized diets, their rate of breast cancer increases dramatically.
Please help us dream big...
Getting into the final round of the Weblog Awards would help Eat for Your Life reach thousands of people. If you have found our blog posts informative, please help us to help others by nominating our blog (see simple instructions below). Thank you so much!
To nominate Eat for Your Life for "Best New Weblog"
-Click on the link below
-Select "new" from the gray arrow on the left
-Type in Eat for Your Life (and the URL) under "Best New Weblog"
-Here is our URL: http://www.eatforyourlifetoday.com/
-Enter two of your other favorite blogs (not ours) for any categories you like.
We recommend: "Best Food Blog:" http://globaltableadventure.com/
We recommend: "Best Science Blog:" http://www.geekmom.com/
After you vote, please ask others to vote. Whether you Tweet it, Facebook it, Ping it, Digg it, or email it to that quirky guy in the cube next to you, we would appreciate your help in getting the word out.
Thank you for your support! :)
Katie and Barb