anonymous asked:

idk if you can help me with this, it's pretty silly. a family member told me i'm a hypocrite because i allow myself to eat intuitively and don't try to lose weight, but i keep my cat on a specific diet to prevent her from gaining weight. i know there's a flaw in that logic somewhere but it kind of shook me. other than "humans are not cats" i couldn't think what to say back. any thoughts on this weirdness?

Ask your family if they would like you to start pooping in a litter box and cleaning yourself with your tongue, too, since humans are obviously exactly like cats.

i never wanna see this BS again god

Listen, no matter what your fave youtuber/”health guru” says, the following things are absolute bullshit:

  • Juice cleanses do not do anything health-wise! Except probably lead to you getting insufficient calories for the duration! There is nothing to “cleanse”, because…
  • Your body does not have a “build up of toxins” you can detox away. Either your liver and kidneys are sorting shit out, or you’re experiencing severe health problems and should see a doctor. In particular, the idea you have a build up of heavy metal in your cells is ABSURD. Trust me. You’d know. “Toxins” is a word with no legal definition which is therefore not monitored in advertising. It means nothing.
  • Detox/weight loss teas are just mild laxatives. I wish people would stop advertising these things. I know we’re all broke and want that sponsership, but they’re not good things.
  • Something being vegan, gluten-free, “all natural”, etc. does not mean it cannot be bad for you. It does not necessarily mean it is better for you. It just means… it is those things.
  • If you ingest more of a nutrient than your body needs, the rest is wasted. It isn’t used by the body. Unless you have a vitamin deficiency, taking supplements is useless. And expensive.
  • Oh, and for the record, it’s not dangerous but you don’t need “eight glasses of water a day”. A lot of water comes from the food you eat. Also, any liquid that isn’t as strong a diuretic as, say, alcohol? Works to hydrate you. I mean, staying hydrated is good, but the eight glasses a day thing isn’t true. Just drink when you need water.
Tea (and such)


Using Wild/Local Herbs

(please don’t go eating/drinking random things you’ve found in your yard or park, do the research and save yourself a hospital trip; a lot of these require special preparation so please look into that before potentially harming yourself)


Tea Supplies

DiY and Upcycling

Buy Herbs/Tea/Dried Flowers/Ect





This is what has come out of saving websites to my drafts for later use. 

A masterpost based off of tea.

A culture fixated on female thinness is not an obsession about female beauty, but an obsession about female obedience. Dieting is the most potent political sedative in women’s history; a quietly mad population is a tractable one.
—  Naomi Wolf, The Beauty Myth

Healthy tip

A chat with my husband (a professional sports coach) about my weight loss frustrations
  • Me:I was SO GOOD this month! Ate clean, kept my calorie count low, worked out 5 or 6 days a week, balanced out cardio with lifting, and I only lost half a pound after two months of plateaus!
  • Husband:I know! I've paid attention! It looks like you've lost more than that, though. You look great and I can tell your energy is way up!
  • Me:Thanks hon... It's just frustrating to work so hard toward a goal weight and make so little progress.
  • Husband:You've been doing this for about a year and a half, right? And how much weight have you lost?
  • Me:22 lbs
  • Husband:Ok, so, that's about 1.5 lbs a month, yes?
  • Me:Yeah, sometimes more than that, sometimes nothing, but on average, yeah.
  • Husband:Do you like working out at the gym?
  • Me:Yeah, I do! It's my me time!
  • Husband:And all that running you do to train for that marathon, are you enjoying that?
  • Me:Oh you bet!
  • Husband:Are you planning to quit eating clean or were you just doing it temporarily?
  • Me:I don't feel like I need to ever go back to eating junk. I've found a good groove!
  • Husband:So how many pounds do you think you need to lose to get to your goal weight?
  • Me:22, I'm halfway there.
  • Husband:So let's say your metabolism is slowing a bit and a half pound a month is about the average of what you can expect. That means it could take 4 more years to get there.
  • Me:Oh no! Oh my god! That's too long!
  • Husband:Oh so all this effort was just temporary? You were planning to give up after a while? Stop exercising at some point? Eat junk again someday?
  • Me:Of course not!
  • Husband:Well, do you see yourself enjoying running, getting your "me time" at the gym, and eating clean foods for another four more years?
  • Me:Sure do!
  • Husband:So what's the problem then? You're having a blast, you look GREAT, you're feeling better than ever, you're making progress... What's four more years?
  • Me:I see now why you're such a great coach 😊

I actually liked this one better than the garlic bread popcorn! It’s so good, but it doesn’t have a strong pizza flavor. This has a very mild flavor, and it’s slightly spicy. I really liked this one and I’ll definitely be making this one again!

Pizza Popcorn
• 1 c. Air Popped Popcorn
• 1/8 tsp. Basil
• 1/8 tsp. Oregano
• ¼ tsp. Red Pepper Flakes
• 1/8 tsp. Garlic Salt
• 1 tsp. Parmesan Cheese
• I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter Spray
Servings: 1 Cup
Calories: 45, Fat: 2.3g, Carbs: 10.5, Sugar: 4.1g, Protein: 2.9g

Single-pan dinners make me so happy. Roasted asparagus, onion, red pepper, and green pepper (from Mom and Papa Bear’s pepper plant) with garlic and herb chicken sausage. Chop everything into bite size pieces, season, and throw it all on a pan and into the oven. Done. And if you use enough tinfoil, you don’t have to clean the pan. 😁😂 #dinner #easy #easydinner #healthy #veggies #chickensausage #roasted #healthyfood #healthyeating #healthylifestyle #healthyliving #healthychoices #diet #dieting #food #foodporn #instafood #cleaneating #eatclean #homemade #recipe #weightloss #weightlossfood

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Sick of the same ‘ol stuffed pepper? Try this on for size: Taco stuffed peppers topped with sour cream and my homemade guacamole. The stuffing has ground chicken, black beans, onions, rice medley, Mexican cheese, and my own taco seasonings. Deliciousssss. 🌮👌 #dinner #easy #easydinner #healthy #veggies #healthyfood #healthyeating #healthylifestyle #healthyliving #healthychoices #diet #dieting #food #foodporn #instafood #cleaneating #eatclean #homemade #recipe #weightloss #weightlossfood #stuffedpeppers #tacos #tacostuffedpeppers #guacamole

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A cooler weather favorite 🍃🍂 Homemade tortellini tomato soup with chicken sausage and organic spinach. 🍲 #dinner #easy #easydinner #healthy #veggies #chickensausage #tortellini #soup #tortellinisoup #healthylifestyle #healthyliving #healthychoices #diet #dieting #food #foodporn #instafood #cleaneating #eatclean #homemade #recipe #weightloss #weightlossfood #organic #fallfood #autumnfood

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Hey guys! Here’s my second recipe that I’ve tried for you all :) I tweaked this recipe to be a little healthier and I hope you guys try it because it is simple, delicious, and a definitely crowd pleaser.

Cameron and I made this chicken when we had our friends Emily and Kyle over for dinner. Kyle is a football player for OU and he ate 3 chicken breasts! I would’ve too if I wasn’t sticking to my plan lol. It was a hit with everyone though, even Emily who is a super picky eater. Can’t wait to hear your success stories with this chicken! 

Each chicken breast is about 7 WW points. Paired with veggies or salad, it’s the perfect dinner!

Prep time: 10 mins

Cook time: 40 mins (in oven though, so don’t let that number scare you away!)

This recipe makes about 2-3 chicken breasts


- chicken breasts

- ½ cup panko bread crumbs

- 1/3 cup grated parmesan cheese

- 2 tablespoons parsley (dry works fine!)

- pinch of salt

- pinch of pepper

- ¼ cup melted butter (this will not be completely used in the recipe, so don’t let the butter scare you away!)

- 3 tablespoons of lemon juice

- 2 garlic cloves minced (I buy already minced garlic, if you do also just use 2 teaspoons of minced garlic)


1. Preheat oven to 350*

2. Mix bread crumbs, parmesan, parsley, salt, and pepper in a plate.

3. Melt butter in microwave and then add lemon juice and garlic in same plate.

4. Coat both sides of chicken in the butter/lemon/garlic mixture. Make sure the garlic is sticking, sort of press it in

5. Move chicken to bread crumb/parmesan/parsley mixture and coat it in that. Make sure it’s fully coated, again pressing it into the chicken so it sticks.
6. Place chicken on non-stick pan or glass baking dish. When putting chicken on cooking pan, do not let them touch.

7. Bake for 40 minutes

8. Enjoy and send me a message letting me know your thoughts!

I changed this recipe a bit, but the original is from