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I really don’t care who you are or how old you are; this is not a question of whether or not you’re religious, BUT DO YOU EVEN REALIZE HOW ACTUALLY HILARIOUS VEGGIE TALES IS?!

Water Fast FAQ

What is a water fast? A water fast is where you abstain from eating food and consume only water for a specific amount of time.

Is there a particular water that I should drink? No. Any water will do, as long as it is just water with noting added.

How long should I go for my first fast? I suggest 3 days for your first fast to get an idea as to what you will be facing.

What was your longest fast? 30 days.

Why do you water fast? Health reasons and weight loss.

What are the benefits of water fasting? Water fasting is a great way to jump start your new healthy life style, because generally speaking it reboots your system and rids all of the poor things you have been putting into your body. People use water fasting to cleanse their system for things such as becoming vegetarian or vegan or simply making a drastic change in dietary plans. I’ve also encountered tons of people who have used water fasting to help/cure eye sight issues, eczema, other skin issues such as acne, bowel issues, stomach issues, and more. There have even been some cases and personal accounts of people water fasting and then having their cancer cells lowered or disappear. However the most common use of water fasting is for weight loss.

What is the difference between restricting/eating disorder and fasting? Generally speaking restricting is about control and stems from a mental illness or other psychological problems. Restricting is not about being healthy and strong and doesn’t have an end date. Where an eating disorder is a mental illness water fasting is about health and strength and is not a long term plan but instead a journey with an intended end date.

How do I start a fast? You want to start a fast by easing into it. Doing so prepares your body for the decrease in food which is to come. Thus I suggest 2-3 days of eating just fruits and veggies and then transitioning into another   2-3 day period where you juice. After doing so you may move into your water fast.

How do I end a fast? You want to end a fast the same way you started it, by EASING out of it. Doing so prepares your body for the reintroduction of food and prevents your body from assuming that food will disappear again. Thus I suggest 2-3 days of just consuming juice/juicing. After these 2-3 days, . you should move on to another 2-3 days of consuming just fruits and veggies. After this period of time you can add back in lean proteins and other non fruit and veggie items.

How do I juice? You have to buy a juicer to make your own juice. Sense these can be expensive you can also buy fresh juice instead.

What juice can I buy if I don’t have a juicer? I generally juice my own fruits and veggies, so I don’t remember the exact brands I bought. So I would go to a farmers market, juice bar, organic market, or whole foods store and look for organic fruit juices there.

When should I drink the juice? I honestly just drank when i would naturally consume food. SO maybe 1-2 cups of juice for breakfast. A cup for a snack. 1-2 cups for lunch. A cup for another snack. 1-2 cups for dinner. And maybe another cup for another snack.

When should I consume the veggies? Once again, I consumed it when I would normally eat. So breakfast, snack, lunch, snack, dinner, snack.

Is there any particular fruit or veggie i should consume while easing in or out of fasting? No anything will really do but leafy greens and things like watermelon (Which has a high water content) are especially good for you.

How much water should i drink drink on a fast? I suggest anywhere between 1-2 gallons a day. You should be drinking constantly the whole day. And peeing frequently. It doesn’t matter when your drinking the water just that it’s constant throughout the day. Sense there about 8 water bottles in a gallon, and I aim for 2 gallons (8 x 2= 16 water bottles)…I either carry around a water bottle and try to fill it/consume 16 bottles before the day ends. Or I carry around a gallon water bottle and try to drink 2 of those before the day ends.

Does it matter if the water is cold? I have been told by experienced people that drinking cold water is better because your body supposedly works harder to convert it to the temperature of your body, but I’m not sure.

How does water fasting work? Basically after about 3 days your body goes into something called ketosis where your body starts to metabolize/consume fat. This is why people use water fasting to lose weight.

Do you gain weight back after a water fast? Yes. Everyone will gain some weight back and it differs for everyone because water weight/water retention is different for everyone.When you start your water fast generally you will see an initial and quick 2-5 pound weight loss. This is because when you eat food you consume sodium (salt) which holds on to any water you consume. When you water fast you are not consuming food, which means no salt, SO there is no sodium in your body to hold on to the water you are drinking. Thus you lose what is called initial water weight.

HOWEVER

When you end your fast and start consuming food again you consume salt and will thus start retaining water again, which will cause generally a few pounds of water weight.

When I finish a water fast how long before I can start another? I have read and been told to wait at least 4 weeks, but I have broken that rule numerous time. Just saying.

Before and after pictures? Are they you? Were they from fasting? Yes they are me. Yes they were from doing a collection of 2 long fasts. You can find them by going to  http://smashingxteacups.tumblr.com/tagged/beforeandafter

Have you gained any weight back? Yes about 20lbs due to two traumatic deaths in my family which resulted in poor eating. 

Do you plan on doing more fasts in the future? Yes. One I’m actually starting tomorrow. 

Can you give a detailed example of what you ate after a water fast.

Should I exercise durring a water fast? No.

Sure but keep in mind this is only an example/ I experiment a lot with food and recipes and it’s impossible for me to remember what I ate because I constantly switch it up and am pulling from different online/book recipes.

Breakfast: Organic oatmeal with cinnamon and cut up bananas on top with a cup of almond milk. 

Snack: Apple and berries

Lunch: Salad with lemon juice and almonds, bits of lean chicken, carrots, cherry tomatoes and water.

Snack: fruit smoothie or maybe a carrots and dip.

Dinner: Stir fry in a kale wrap

Desert: Strawberries and light whip creme. 

What are some foods that are good for you? Nuts, almond milk, coconut, coconut water, coconut milk, fruits, veggies, leafy greens. The closer to the ground the better for your body. 

Do you smell on a water fast? No Can you brush your teeth on a water fast? Some people say no I do because it doesn’t effect weight. I know that a lot of people want to know exactly what i ate and juiced but i just cant tell you that because i didn’t keep track of it when i was fasting and i wing meals and experiment so much with it that i lose track. If you have any other questions feel free to ask and ill add it to the FAQ. Thanks!

Lunch today was good even though my avocados weren’t ready. 🙃 (I have three waiting for me!) I found some nutritional yeast at a health food store in Fuengirola yesterday so I used some in our sautéed veggies for a change! I seasoned them with 2 T nutritional yeast, 1 t each oregano, thyme, and paprika, along with 3-4 scoops of tomato paste. Delicious! 😋 For next week’s video I was thinking of showing you how I make my lunch bowls, showing you how I cook the veggies and rice without oil. What do you think? 💛

Had a bizarre day. I went looking for veggie burgers at the grocery store and couldn’t find them after having searched the burger sales display and the meat section and the frozen food section. So I asked an employee. That went like this:

Me: I’m looking for veggie burgers. Could you help me find them?

Her: *gestures vaguely toward the burger sales display*

Me: Oh, I’ve already looked there and there aren’t any veggie burgers.

Her: Is veggie a brand?

At this point, I’m starting to think maybe she doesn’t know what veggie burgers are. She thinks they’re just regular, beef burgers or something?

Me: No, they’re just burgers made without meat

Her: Without meat? Oh, you won’t find those in the meat section

She turns to leave after saying this, as if the initial query has been addressed in a satisfactory way. Yet I remain veggie burger-less. 

Me: That’s right; I’m just wondering if you know where they might be?

Her: Okay, let’s ask the butcher

She walks me over to the butcher and asks him where the veggie burgers are. I could have done this myself. The butcher assures me that they’re in aisle 7, and she leaves. I check aisle 7. It is full of meat burgers. There are many, many options – four different kinds with cheese in them, beef-pork mix, chicken and turkey. You name it, they have it. But none without meat.

I give in to my exasperation and break for lunch. The store has a wide selection of bento boxes, one of which fills me up so I can go back to my quest of finding meatless patties for grilling. This time, I decide to ask someone at the cash:

Me: Excuse me, do you know where I’ll find veggie burgers?

Her: You know, I don’t. Let me ask the service desk.

Again, something I could have done myself. However, I appreciate this new employee’s conciseness relative to the last one who attempted to help me. We approach the service desk and the cashier relays the query to the woman working there. Without missing a beat, she picks up her intercom phone and says for all to hear “MEAT DEPARTMENT TO SERVICE. MEAT DEPARTMENT TO SERVICE FOR ASSISTANCE”. I can’t keep it in now

Me: NO! No, not the meat department. I’ve been there already. I’ve spoken to three people now, how do none of you not know where or what the veggie burgers are? Is this bizarro world!?

The service lady looks at me, then her cashier counterpart, then back to me. It certainly feels like an episode of the Twilight Zone. 

Service lady: Okay, sir, let’s go find the veggie burgers

She leads me straight to aisle 7. 

Me: The veggie burgers are not here. 

Her: They’re usually here

Me: I believe that, but there are none here. I’ve checked.

Her: Let me just double check.

Sure enough, my eyesight has not betrayed me and there are no veggie burgers among the plethora of burgers in aisle 7. We go back to the service desk and she pulls something up on her computer.

Her: Oh, we don’t have veggie burgers right now. The next shipment is tomorrow.

Me, outwardly: Thank you so much for checking that for me. Have a great day.

Me, inwardly: 

Originally posted by mangabean

The store down the street had veggie burgers.

The life of a vegetarian

- Ohhhh I forgot you don’t eat meat.
- I might have some turkey , want a sandwich?
- chicken?
- so what do you eat then?
- oh but you eat fish right?
- so only vegetables?
- do you miss milk and cheese?
- what about eggs, that’s like baby chicken.
- ohh so you can have that , just nothing with a face?
- what about like clams?
- you want an Asian chicken salad without chicken??
- did you know jack n the box uses soy meat .. You could totally eat there.
- I could never eat just salads the rest of my life .
- wait so how do you get your protein ?
- ew I’ll never try a veggie burger
- goddd how do you not love bacon?
- they’re already dead though.
- you’re killing plants too you know.
- what if I dared you?
- for $20?
- you’d do it for $100.
- you wouldn’t even know if I slipped it in your food.
- so like what do you eat then?
- wait why can’t you eat marshmallows?
- what’s wrong with those?
-wait don’t tell me I love them too much.
- no wait tell me I want to know.
- gummy bears too??
- mmmm this meat is so good.
- you’re totally missing out.
- I tried being vegetarian once for like a month.
- are you one of those hippies?
- you’re just trying to be hipster
- have you lost any weight?
- give it a month , you’ll start eating meat again just wait.

Can someone tell me where people live that eating healthy is more expensive than eating unhealthy? Like unless you’re buying a bunch of overpriced ‘health’ foods it shouldn’t be more expensive. Unless your idea of health involves meat and eggs and dairy it really shouldn’t be more expensive to eat healthy. 100% the weeks I’m good about eating healthy are way cheaper for me. The weeks I eat crap cost me so much more and it’s something I’m actively working toward because I KNOW it’s better on my body and my budget when I eat well. Like idk maybe if you’re following some weird diet it gets expensive? Or you only look at those 'health’ recipes that have a million ingredients? But eating basic, real foods is honestly so cheap and there’s so much you can make.

Hey folks! Sorry this recipe is a few days late, I caught a viral infection a few days back and I just haven’t had the energy to make a post. But we’re here now, so let’s get started! 

This is a super cheap + easy recipe if you’re on a budget, and it’s decently healthy too. I’d also like to mention that this is by no means an authentic recipe - just something I threw together and decided it’s best called a stir-fry.  Hope you enjoy! 

Prep: 10 minutes

Cook: 10 minutes

Servings: 1-2

You will need:

  • 1 packet Ramen noodles. 
  • 1 egg (this is totally optional. The dish is just as good without it!) 
  • 1 small chicken breast, diced. (Tofu also works!) 
  • 1 packet frozen stir-fry vegetables
  • Soy sauce
  • Stir-fry sauce (if you have access to a Trader Joe’s, their General Tsao Stir Fry Sauce is to die for) 
  • Vegetable oil
  • Sriracha (optional) 

Steps:

  1. Follow the cooking instructions on the ramen packet. Do not add the flavor packet- we’ll add that in a bit! Once cooked; drain the noodles.
  2. In a small skillet, heat a tablespoon of oil over high heat. Add frozen vegetables. You don’t need the entire packet; ½ - 1 Cup should do, depending on how man veggies you want. 
  3. In another medium skillet over medium heat, heat some vegetable oil. Once heated, add your chicken breast and some soy sauce to taste. Saute for about 3 minutes. 
  4.  In a bowl, crack the egg and whisk slightly until well blended. Add to skillet with the chicken and scramble until the chicken is cooked thoroughly, about 2 more minutes.  
  5. Once the chicken is cooked, add your cooked noodles and vegetables to the skillet over high heat. Add 1 ½ teaspoon soy sauce and the ramen noodle seasoning packet and stir for a minute. Then, add stir-fry sauce to taste. Cook/stir until well blended. 
  6. If you want some spice, season with Sriracha!

Notes:

  • This is a super easy recipe to switch make healthier. You can use brown rice or quinoa and get the same result! 
  • When making it with rice, I usually double or triple the recipe and keep the leftovers for lunch the next day and usually the day after as well. It will last you about 2 days before I would suggest throwing it out. You don’t want to eat bad chicken. 
  • If you’re using tofu, it’s best if you saute it with some soy sauce and stir fry sauce so it can really soak up those flavors
  • Obviously, fresh veggies work just as well but they will involve a lot more prep time.
  • More college cookbook recipes
  • My pinterest board for easy/healthy recipes!

That’s all I have! Feel free to send me an ask if you have any questions/comments/concerns. I’d love to hear from you! :)

5bnbmewswtpsf4  asked:

I have two questions! 1. How often do Mia and Zeeby get out of their cage? 2. How do you keep their veggies and fruit fresh for long, and how do you store them? (Not sure if that counts as a 3rd question) I always find they (veggies especially) will wither away after just a few short days! I feel like I'm constantly buying them, but I only have one little 'tiel. Love your bird room, by the way. Can't wait to have one of my own!

Any time myself or someone I trust can supervise them they’ll be out of the cage, minimum 4 hours a day, preferably 6 if I can make it happen.  For their fruits, veg, and sprouts I usually make a chop once a month or so.  All the fresh foods get chopped up and mixed in to a well balanced bunch, majority of it gets put in a Tupperware container or ziplock bag in the freezer while a small portion (3-5 days worth) gets put in the fridge so it’ll be defrosted and ready to serve.  This helps maintain the nutritional value of the food, make balanced nutrition easier, and extend the shelf life of their food.

anonymous asked:

I just became vegans maybe two weeks now. I get some crazy headaches, I'm assuming it's my body releasing all the toxins? But Im afraid it's my body telling me I'm not receiving enough vitamins. How do I know how much grains, fruits & veggies I eat is enough? Do you have any Tips & tricks on daily intake of vitamins?

Congrats on going vegan!🤗 I’m sorry but I cannot give you medical advice because I am not a doctor, but I recommend that you eat until you are satisfied! Do not deprive yourself of healthy foods, and make sure that you eat vegetables, fruits, grains, and healthy fats. The amount is different for every individual, so just eat intuitively! You can also take calcium, B12, and iron (but I do not recommend this very much because too much iron in the blood can lead to hemochromatosis). Even a daily multivitamin may help. Best wishes!

astrila  asked:

Omgomgomg Camp counselor prompt with Djwifi? :D

Prompt: Camp Counselor AU
Pairing: DJ WIFI
Word Count: 
(I put them around college age here)

Alya had had a day.

It had been bad enough that she’d gotten into an argument with her boss, and that she was behind on proofreading an article for her shitty internship. Those things had been enough to push her into irritable territory. 

But now she’d been charged with picking the twins up from summer camp too. Which would have been fine. A twenty minute journey in an air conditioned train with nothing but music in her ears to calm her down. In actuality, that seemed like bliss.

If only her phone hadn’t run out of battery… and the train hadn’t been eight thousand years old with zero air conditioning.

So it was with hair twice it’s usual volume, sweat dripping down her back, and the flames of hell licking at her heels, that Alya stomped into the grounds of the school where the summer camp was run. The sounds of screaming children did nothing to quell her anger.

With eyes like a hawk, Alya scanned the small field where the summer camp activities were taking place. A few children, those who were staying later, were playing football with a coach, others were under a tent painting what looked like clay models though she couldn’t tell from such a distance. She sighed.

“Need some help?”

Alya whirled around with a start when someone tapped her shoulder. The culprit was a tall, dark skinned guy around her age, with bright brown eyes and a guitar strapped to his back. He smiled at her.

“Yeah,” she replied with a wary frown. She didn’t quite know if she trusted that smile. Maybe it was her bad mood but it seemed too innocent for her liking. “I’m here to pick up the tweebs- I mean my sisters.”

The helpful stranger snorted.

“Tweebs? Like twin dweebs?” he laughed. “Oh you mean the Cesaire siblings? You must be their older sister! They talk about you a lot. They’ll be over by the check out point.”

“Yay,” Alya mumbled sarcastically, but thanked the guy as he motioned her to follow him to a large green flag where a number of children were converging- most of them unwillingly.

“I take it from that yay that you’ve had a shitty day?” the guy inquired, twisting his guitar around his back so he was holding it, ready to play. “I could play you a song? DJ Nino always gets kids to smile when they’re sad.”

“I’m not a kid,” Alya snapped, then instantly regretted it. She sighed once more, placing her fingers on her forehead with a frown. “I’m sorry, you’re right, I have had a shitty day. Didn’t mean to take it out on you when you were just trying to help.”

Despite the fact she was making a lousy first impression, and the fact she probably looked like a swamp monster with her hair so unruly, DJ Nino beamed at her. 

Suddenly she felt a little better.

“No hard feelings friendo,” he chirped. “I get way worse from the parents some times. We call ‘em the mad mums. Compared to them you’re like a breath of fresh air. Anyways-” he came to a stop a few meters away from the pick-up zone and Alya stopped with him- “this is where I leave you. If I get any closer I’ll be swamped with kids and I’ve gotta go start a camp song session now.”

“I thought you promised me a song, DJ Nino?” Alya teased, delighting in how flustered he seemed to get. He began to stammer, the breeziness of his demeanor became a sandstorm and he fumbled over his words until Alya took pity on him. “Rain check?”

DJ Nino nodded in response.

“I’ll hold you to that,” she grinned, “the tweebs talk about you all the time, if you’re the guy with the goofy songs I’ve heard so much about.”

“Yeah, that’s me,” Nino rubbed the back of his neck sheepishly, but the smile on his face was proud, “DJ Nino- here to sing songs about brushing your teeth, how eating your veggies sucks but you gotta do it anyways, and the camp favourite ‘better out than in.’ I’ll have to play you one next time you come around.”

Alya laughed, the first time she’d laughed all day.

She ignored the stomach flip which joined in when Nino laughed too.

“I look forward to it,” she said.

10

Super Smash Bros. For Wii U

Princess Peach

“The Mushroom Kingdom’s princess isn’t just a pretty face - she’s also strong and crafty. She can dodge attacks by gliding through the air, and she’s hiding all sorts of stuff under that dress: a frying pan, a tennis racket, a golf club…even a Toad! If you’re planning to take on Peach, just know that she’s more than ready for you. Even though she normally sticks to tasks befitting a royal, her Vegetable special is pretty much farm labour! You can tell how much damage the veggies will do by looking a them. Happy/indifferent ones just do a bit, while the ones that just look sick of life do a lot. And the ones that look like Bob-ombs or Mr. Saturn aren’t veggies at all!”

You can’t even imagine how much I carved for them having an actual interaction (in the anime, since DOB provided one + the short story where Yata is with the blues). And this episode unexpectidly gave it to us, almost killing me in the process after just a few minutes of episode  XD.

Of course they had to talk about Fushimi… and it was damn perfect ! Munakata helps Yata to fill the gaps of understanding Fushimi, and makes his speech a way Yata’ll understand (though remaining subtile) and we’ll go saving Saruhiko. On Munakata’s part it really shows how he have faith in Fushimi, the whole “Do you think he would do that ? You’re an old friend and know him well, don’t you, Yata Misaki-kun” (after saying Saru would have better surviving chances if he really betrayed him), to me there’s a massive ‘but I know he won’t, and you ?” written all over Reisi’s face. Then Misaki realizing that yea he wants to believe in Saru once more. 

This part is so important and I love it so much, sorry for the rambling ! 

Boyfriends talking about how to take care of their precious Saruhiko/Fushimi-kun 8D

anonymous asked:

Do you have a favorite smoothie, if so what is it/how do you make it?

I love the fruit and veggie smoothies by Jamba Juice. You can get them at the grocery store. They come in a small bag in the frozen section. All you have to do is add apple juice and blend 😋

anonymous asked:

may i ask, how do you make your own veggie burgers?

i usually make mine with black beans, corn, red pepper and sometimes some brown rice or mushrooms. put the red peppers and mushrooms in the blender, half the black beans in the blender too. us it as a binder and leave everything else whole. garlic and oil and chipotle peppers to taste. then sear them in a pan. nomnomnomnom

cheeky-romantic  asked:

Your black bean burger looked awesome - I know you said you don't remember exactly how you made it, but do you have any tips on making veggie burgers? I've tried some recipes online with uh, mixed results :p

Okay, I’ve gotten a few asks about my black bean burger, so I guess I better try to remember the process. 

First, you get some black beans. You can get them dry and simmer them on med-low for about 4 hours, or you can buy them canned. I get mine dry because you get like five times as much for the same price as the canned. Once your beans are cooked (if they’re dry), mash them fully, or partially, or however you’re comfortable with. I usually just do a partial mash. 

Then add all your spices. Onion is essential. Either use a butt load of onion powder, or chop up a bunch of onion and put it in there. I find that this really helps develop the umami flavor. Saute the onions first if you’re feeling fancy. Then I usually add a little garlic powder, paprika, and black pepper. If you have access to vegan worcestershire sauce, I highly recommend it! (I found some once at a dollar store that didn’t have anchovy.) Failing that, throw in like 1/3 cup soy sauce, one tablespoon balsamic or cidar vinegar, two tablespoons brown sugar, a pinch of ginger, and a pinch of allspice. Failing all that, you can always dump some barbecue sauce in it. Then just a dash of olive oil (or whatever oil you have lying around). 

Now add some wheat gluten. I’m really not sure on proportions for this. If you have ½ a medium sized pot full of beans, I’d say maybe 1 to 1 and ½ cups of it. Mix it all together. If it’s still too sticky, add more gluten. If it’s too tough, add a bit of water. 

You should be able to form about 12 or so patties out of half a pot of beans, so do that and then put them on a sheet pan and bake them for about 10 minutes at 350F. 

This part, I think, is key. Take those patties out of the oven, let them cool, stick them in a bag and then into the fridge/freezer, and forget about them. I find that anything made with wheat gluten in it is always better if not eaten immediately after making it. When your’e ready, grab some patties, put a tiny bit of oil in the bottom of a pan, and fry them up like any other burger. 

I hope all this makes sense. Honestly, I rarely ever measure anything when I cook, so if something isn’t working for you, just try adjusting some of the proportions. 

anonymous asked:

Hey, do you have guides or tips re: basic cooking? Like how to cook various meats and veggies, and basic dishes? Or do you know anybody who might? I'm 21 and I've never cooked bacon or a chicken breast myself...

Not yet! I’ve mentioned this in the past, but at some point in the future, I’m going to branch out into a new feature where I’ll make videos teaching you folks how not to poison yourselves with your own cooking.

Until then, check out the cookbooks Anyone Can Cook from Better Homes & Gardens and How to Cook Anything by Mark Bittman. (And everyone can reblog with their favorites)