I might be accepting a job to work on a county coalition to promote healthy lifestyles, community outreach, write some articles and tackle issues like childhood obesity by working with local elementary schools.
I'm excited but also a little nervous. Okay, make that VERY nervous.
1) For those that work in a field that focuses on health, do you ever feel pressure to "look the part"? I'm afraid that I'm going to be silently judged because I don't look a certain way. Of course, I am working on my health, but my body isn't going to change that drastically in a short time. I'm just going to feel ridiculous lecturing on health when I look the way that I do. Has anyone been in this sort of situation, and how did you deal with it? And be honest. When you see someone lecturing on health, do you take note of how they look? I'm sure you guys do, because there is a lot of critique on how DurianRider and vegans look physically or how Dr. Oz looks and how freaking awesome Mark Sisson looks. Well, I'm not exactly the picture of perfect health, and I'm going to be that annoying person lecturing and...just, ugh.
2) I currently IF (first meal late in the afternoon). If I start the job, I think I'm going to change my schedule. I don't want to be the oddball of the office and figure that lunch is a time when people form some social bonds. What I am currently doing now works the best for me, but I also don't want to draw too much attention to myself. Unlike some of you here, I don't having raving magical stories about paleo's benefits that show on me...yet. Is there anyone out there who IF who also works with nutritionists that tend to follow CW in terms of eating small meals throughout the day?
Regular PH member going anonymous because of paranoia because of possibility of new job...and embarrassment:)