I wanted to read a magazine that wouldn’t confuse me into a lifestyle I didn’t want.Every magazine definitely has a point of view, but mainstream magazines specifically advertise an “ideal” lifestyle that consists of being beautiful, young, wealthy, and constantly buying things. They put out conflicting information to keep you coming back, issue after issue; one month the weight loss cure could be Atkins, the next it could praise fasting. The information is never thoughtful of an overall lifestyle of its readers, it just follows trends which leads to a choppy, disjointed picture of what an ideal life might look like. I wanted something more like a book that comes out in installments, where it goes deeper into each topic and can be used as reference through my whole life, not just snippets. I don’t want to try to be “fixed” by a magazine – I want something to complement the life I already have.I was a little sick of the “meat porn” in traditional food magazines, and all the supplements advertised in less meaty magazines.Even in the magazines I truly love and still buy to this day, the content is skewed to extremes – either centerfolds of big raw slab of meat, or every page advertising super processed foods and supplements. I want something that won’t push a product, I just want a whole foods/lifestyle kind of thing that I could make myself if I wanted to.