In our five years of FBG, we’ve seen a lot of trends come and go. When we started, yo-yo dieting was more common (and accepted), there was less discussion about positive body image, and when working out you didn’t have near as many fun and creative (and bad-ass) options to choose from. Being vegan or gluten-free was “weird,” and finding any lower-calorie options when eating out was either hard to do or resulted in a meal that was lackluster and uninspired, at best. But these days? A lot of that has changed.
While there’s certainly more work to do and LOADS more people to help, we like to think we’re one drop in the healthy living ocean that is making a difference. And through our enthusiasm and support along with thousands of others, we’ve been able to watch as things like vegan and gluten-free cookbooks, mud runs and anti-diets have become not just a dream but a normal, everyday reality. Putting kale in a smoothie or doing a tri isn’t just a health-freak thing to do—it’s kind of cool.
Clearly, not everyone is on board with this whole healthy living thing—or may not be as jazzed as we are about it—but compared to five years ago, we are certainly going in the right direction. Which brings us to the real subject of today’s poll: Where should we all go in the next five years?
As always, leave your thoughts in the comments below. Let’s all dream of an even better, healthier world! —Jenn