About this website
This web page harbours non-bullshit, nonbiased (I try my best), evidence-based knowledge about healthy eating. With that in mind, it covers the mental, social, as well as the physical aspect – to complete the picture.
The area of nutrition, in general, is lacking in good methodology. This probably partly explains why there is a multitude of lies and mistruths spread around the internet about this topic. However, basing our beliefs and knowledge on studies is still better than basing both on anecdotal evidence and “my ripped friend at the gym says” truths. These usually just lead to more misinformation about eating. Everyone seems to be an expert on this topic, yet few have the adequate knowledge to understand how scientific studies should actually be interpreted and explained.
This field is also abundant with scammers who exploit the emotional connection you have with your body image and only want your money. They realize that people will pay a lot to be healthier/thinner, as long as they do not have to eat healthier.
Apart from a few popular sciences websites about healthy eating that base their articles on non-bullshit evidence and consistently present pure facts with minimal bias, there is a ton of low quality, non-evidence-based pages that give straight out false information. I find that sad considering the responsibility one has when information about nutrition is publicly shared under the pretence of being evidence-based or just supposedly reflecting the truth.
Having said all that – the emphasis on this page is the mental aspect, the often neglected part of health which is usually very weakly covered on such websites.
My name is Sebastijan, I hold a BSc in psychology and am doing a master’s degree in Cognitive science. My formal education is also one of the main reasons why I am focusing on the psychological and social aspects of healthy eating. A big majority of diets fail. And it’s not because people are not familiar with the concept of healthy eating. This topic is so complex that it can be hardly talked about only from one perspective. By adding the psychological and social part, we get a more complete picture of health improvement that might even reveal a pattern how we could help people.
In any case, my formal education hardly defines my knowledge and interests. As there is physical and mental health, so is there formal and informal education. I have self-educated in the field of nutrition through scientific books, papers, and online courses since 2008. Apart from that, I have a keen interest in learning and am curious regardless of the subject or scientific discipline – my most serious interests (apart from psychology) include neuroscience, (neuro)biology, programming, machine learning, and others … You might think I am a nerd but I’m a real cool cat.