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you would have stayed at home and luke would have came home from dinner with the boys and he came in with takeaways from the restaurant they had eaten at and he even offered to heat the food up for you just because he wants to so really how can you say no???? when he brings you the plate of food he doesn’t stop and give it to you though he drags you to the couch and made you sit down and watch tv because “he hasn’t seen you away from work at all today since he left the house” so you just lean your head against his shoulder and thank him because he is practically ready to feed you if you’re not gonna eat the food that he had brought for you and you just love him so much for this because this just shows how much he cares 

donniehasawaywithmashines asked:

"Not hungry Mikey," Donatello said pushing away a plate of food as he worked.

The orange banded turtle frowned at this, watched as the food he had worked hard on making got rejected.. Again. He stood still for a while, staring at him, before he turned on the heel and walked towards the exit.

“Ya know what? Fine.. Ya can make your own dinner from now on.. I’m done..” He muttered, as he exited the lab, walking towards his room. He entered and slammed the door shut behind him, looking around his room for his skateboard. He needed to get out, he needed to use some energy. 

She says she loves me.
She says she loves me
So she clings to me even when I want to be left alone
But she’s beautiful
Like sometimes when I have things on my mind she’s the perfect person to listen
And she only gives advice.
She says she loves me
And she only gives advice
She says she loves me
Like when I wake up in the morning she’s sitting with a plate of food wanting to feed me
She says she needs me

Harvard Food Plate Disses Milk.

Harvard University nutritionists have decided to tweak the USDA’s new “My Plate” chart in a move that is sure to piss off the dairy industry.

In June, the USDA updated the old food pyramid and put out a healthy eating pie chart called “My Plate.”  The chart depicted a relatively positive diet but almost as an afterthought, tossed a glass of milk on the side urging eaters to have a glass with every meal.  The problem is that almost any reasonable nutritionist will tell you that a serving of dairy with every meal is far too much and Harvard nutritionists agree.

The Ivy League school decided to release their own My Plate which shows a glass of water in place of the milk.  They urge eaters to drink lots of water, tea, or coffee, and avoid sugary drinks while limiting their dairy. Their defense of such a non-traditional move was this:

“High intake [of dairy] can increase the risk of prostate cancer and possibly ovarian cancer.  Plus, dairy products can be high in saturated fat as well as retinal, which at high levels can paradoxically weaken bones.”

The human body is made of about 70% water so telling people to drink more of it does seem more important than telling them to drink more milk.  

Hyper-Realistic Food Drawings By CJ Hendry

Since February 2015, Brisbane-based artist CJ Hendry began an ambitious project, which demanded the artist to create 50 food drawings in 50 days. Every piece was posted on Instagram daily. Set on an ornate French plate, every food item displays Hendry’s immense talent and artistry. Composed with amazing depth and a stunning realistic quality on a black and white scale, Hendry’s shading technique is refined beyond imagination, which gives each image a 3D quality. 

via CJ Hendry

Ten Ways To Bring Mindfulness Into Everyday Life

Many people think that meditation is a practice which involves emptying your mind of thoughts. This misconception can leave beginners feeling like ‘bad’ meditators. Mindfulness meditation is not about emptying the mind, but rather stabilizing our attention and training our minds to be more focused, effective and skillful in everyday life. You can bring mindfulness to everyday activities simply by tuning in to your senses which helps you to actually be present to what you are doing, rather than lost in thinking.

Here are ten steps to bring mindfulness into your daily life.

1. Be mindful in conversation

Use listening as a meditation. Pay attention to the whole person speaking. Notice the sound and rhythm of their voice and their facial expressions. Notice your mind drifting off into fantasy or thinking whilst the person is speaking. Notice your urge to speak, is it easier for you to listen or talk?

2. Be mindful when eating

Notice the food on your plate, pay attention to colours, shapes and smells. Bring awareness to the sensation of chewing and the flavours, textures and temperatures in your mouth. Notice any urge to eat quickly or swallow your food without chewing it completely. Be aware of the mind being hijacked from the experience of eating and gently bring it back to the food.

3. Be mindful in supermarket queues

Tune in to the body. Notice your feet on the ground, the sounds, and your breath. Check in with how you are feeling, notice any irritation or impatience in the body and using the breath, see if you can let it go.

4. Be mindful on social media

Before checking in to facebook or twitter, bring a conscious intention to the amount of time you are intending to spend engaging on social media. Notice the urge to keep checking and scrolling through the feed. Notice any emotions that arise as you experience other peoples lives.

5. Be mindful while driving

Notice your hands on the wheel, feel your posture. Notice any tension in the body and actively relax the body, let your shoulders be soft, perhaps turn off the radio and be in silence. Notice any urges to use your phone.

6. Be mindful in confrontation

Tune in to the body, notice any sensations that come with anger or fear as you are in a difficult conversation: heat, tightness, a rapid heart beat? Notice your urge to defend or react in some way. Anchor your attention to sensations in the body as you negotiate.

7. Be mindful at the gym

Tune in to the sensations of your body while exercising. Notice the kind of thoughts that arise when you are exerting yourself. Take a moment to be grateful for the capacity of your body to so miraculously function.

8. Be mindful in bed

So many people use digital technology, whether laptops or phones in bed. Phones are commonly used as alarm clocks these days. Notice how you relate to technology in the bedroom and whether this impacts on your ability to fall asleep.

9. Be mindful in the shower

Choosing something you do regularly each day can be a helpful way to remember to practice mindfulness. Tune in to the sensations of water and temperature on your skin. Notice when your mind wanders off and gently bring it back to the sensations of your body.

10. Be mindful when walking

These days we often do many things while walking – we listen to ipods, text message, speak on our phones. Try using walking as a mindful practice. Feel your feet making contact with the ground. Notice what it feels like to walk a little slower if you’re not actually in a rush. Take in your surroundings, the smells, the colors, the sounds. Use mindful walking between meetings to create a moment of mindfulness in your day.

By: Dr. Elise Bialylew

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CJ Hendry’s “50 Foods in 50 Days.”

The incredibly talented CJ Hendry, who uses just pens and squiggly lines to draw with, just finished a huge project wherein she drew a brand new drawing every single day (Ouch! My hand…) for 50 days of different types of food on gorgeous Hermes plates.  The end product is absolutely impressive body of work.

Continue below to see even more of the photorealistic drawings:

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Screw the Food Pyramid; let’s switch to the Food Plate instead!

Meet the worst graphic ever created. You may have heard about this thing. It’s called the MyPyramid. There’s some random dude running up it to remind people to exercise, which it’s honestly never done for us. But there aren’t any numbers, no good explanation, and few details to explain what people should eat. It’s one of the greatest travesties the USDA has ever created. It’s as terrible as the 2012 Olympics logo, except worse, because it’s meant actually teach people how to eat healthier; that hasn’t happened. And it might finally get replaced by a completely different shape. Finally. About time. A little history:

  • pyramid In 1992, the USDA introduced the Food Pyramid as a way to explain to people how much food they should be eating. It wasn’t considered a success.
  • pyramid In 2005, USDA officals replaced the pyramid with “MyPyramid,” a vertically-oriented chart derided for being even more confusing than the original version.
  • plate? Perhaps hearing the cries of those who want to see a simpler food graphic, the USDA plans to launch a version of the graphic that revolves around a simple plate. source

» Why this is a good idea: Simply put, the basic idea behind this graphic needs to be as simple as possible, and while the original graphic wasn’t terrible, its replacement was. What we’d like to see is a shape that looks like a cafeteria tray, with compartments for each piece. However, the independently-produced Power Plate (which notably doesn’t include meat products at all) is also a worthy option, too. Let’s hope they don’t screw it up.

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Have you seen the new Food “Pyramid” that was released today? The USDA’s new website www.choosemyplate.org has an interactive version of this plate, which users can click on to learn more each food group.

In addition to the plate, they suggest the following:(This is all stuff you know, but just in case..)

Balancing Calories   ● Enjoy your food, but eat less.   ● Avoid oversized portions.     Foods to Increase   ● Make half your plate fruits and vegetables.   ● Make at least half your grains whole grains.   ● Switch to fat-free or low-fat (1%) milk.     Foods to Reduce   ● Compare sodium in foods like soup, bread, and frozen meals ― and choose the foods with lower numbers.   ● Drink water instead of sugary drinks.  

USDA Replaces Food Pyramid With Food Plate

by: Mary Elizabeth Dallas

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has come a long way over the past 95 years. First Lady Michelle Obama and Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced losing the pyramid (now considered outdated and too complicated) and replacing it with a new initiative building on a familiar food image: a plate.

What is message behind the new guidelines? What is the criticism/concern?

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Can we talk about the BS that is the “food plate”? I’m glad they changed it to protein but it still specifically says dairy. Which technically means that they’re telling you that you need ice cream and all that junk. C'mon.. Non-dairy milks have 50% more calcium. And what is natural about drinking milk meant for baby cows? *sigh*