new zealand was the best thing ever

GROUND BREAKING Broad Study Proves Low Fat WFPB Diet is the best for weight loss & Health.

Published in the highly esteemed Journal of Nutrition & Diabetes, the Broad Study is the first ever comprehensive review of a low fat whole food plant based diet & the results VERIFY diets like WSLF & Starch Solution are THE BEST IN RECORDED HISTORY FOR WEIGHT LOSS / BMI / HEART / DIABETES & MORE.

http://www.nature.com/nutd/journal/v7/n3/full/nutd20173a.html

The BROAD study: A randomised controlled trial using a whole food plant-based diet in the community for obesity, ischaemic heart disease or diabetes

Conclusions:

This programme led to significant improvements in BMI, cholesterol and other risk factors. To the best of our knowledge, this research has achieved greater weight loss at 6 and 12 months than any other trial that does not limit energy intake or mandate regular exercise.

!!!!!!NO CALORIE LIMIT & NO EXERCISE JUST LIKE WSLF!!!!! & RECORD BREAKING WEIGHT LOSS.  BTFO Restricter Cal-in Cal-out debunked blood letters.

“The whole food plant-based (WFPB) diet is high in micronutrient density and the most frequently researched iterations are low in fat, which comprises approximately 7–15% of total energy.”

All my high fat zombies, trolls and haters who smear me in other slander hosting Youtuber’s & Instagrammers comment sections to spread your ill health and disease message please do me a favor and find your delete button & make up for your hater lives and actually feel what it feels like to help people and animals by getting a vegan message out there that everyone can benefit from, especially the poor, who were the focus of this study.  

The intervention involved patients from a group general practice in Gisborne, the region with New Zealand’s highest rates of socioeconomic deprivation, obesity and type 2 diabetes.

This diet helps the poorest & sickest people.  Shame on anyone who subverts this message, totally despicable.  Spiking my potato and doing my victory dance!  WORLD CHANGING RESEARCH!

A little more insight for those in disbelief;

We placed no restriction on total energy intake. Participants were asked to not count calories. We provided a ‘traffic-light’ diet chart to participants outlining which foods to consume, limit or avoid (Supplementary Table S1). We encouraged starches such as potatoes, sweet potato, bread, cereals and pasta to satisfy the appetite. Participants were asked to avoid refined oils (e.g. olive or coconut oil) and animal products (meat, fish, eggs and dairy products). We discouraged high-fat plant foods such as nuts and avocados, and highly processed foods. We encouraged participants to minimise sugar, salt and caffeinated beverages. We provided 50 μg daily vitamin B12 (methylcobalamin) supplements. 

THIS IS EVEN MORE INCREDIBLE

Minor changes to trial design

At the 6-month end point, we observed significant differences between the intervention and control groups, and we offered the intervention to the control group. Ethics approval was obtained to extend follow-up to 3 years total, and the protocol was updated.

Basically means at the 6 month mark they could not ethically not offer the control group the amazing benefits of the low fat WFPB diet!  

Not only that they measured Quality of Life, Self Esteem & Mental Variables, Food Enjoyment, cost of food & more!  Each was improved on the diet! 

Adherence was high & those keeping a food journal did the best;

Multiple intervention participants stated ‘not being hungry’ was important in enabling adherence. Intervention participants were highly adherent with the dietary changes, although this decreased with time. Diet at 3 months correlated with weight loss at 12 months, but starting diet did not. These findings suggest an audited diet diary may be useful to predict success with a WFPB diet, and that those starting from a typical Western diet could expect similar results.

The key difference between this trial and other approaches to weight loss was that participants were informed to eat the WFPB diet ad libitum and to focus efforts on diet, rather than increasing exercise.

Many patients are interested in making dietary changes, and the WFPB diet can be offered as a safe and effective option for losing weight and obtaining some reduction in cholesterol, without necessarily increasing exercise. The main advantage is in eating to satiation without restricting the amount of food eaten. 

THANK YOU NEW ZEALAND & everyone there who took park in this study!!!  

Strengths of this research include randomisation, and the ‘real world’ nature of the programme, which involved community-dwelling adults who were provided skills and education but were responsible for their own food choices.

Well this is pretty much the best thing I have ever read.

A CONVERSATION WITH A GIRL I ONCE LOVED || j.m

we were always an anthology of things to be feared
when it came to rural girls.
she was more wild than me, her braids always a little more crooked
and she was rooted so deeply to the land
the trees grabbed at her as she ran by.
everyone wanted to keep a part of her for themselves.

you’re lucky you got out when you did”

she’s marrying the son of the butcher
we never really knew him, as children.
we were feral girls from the farms,
the kind parents warned their sons about.
the kind raised on gun smoke and muddy water

i visited the lake yesterday. do you remember it?”

she still smiles like the world is a challenge
and she still laughs like cold water down your spine
and i guess i fell in love somewhere between
our hands clasped together as we both stepped into the cottage
and the time she pressed her fingers to my mouth with a sad sad smile

they found the body last week, are you sure you don’t want to talk about it?”

i try my best not to let my mind drift back
to that cold, rotting house at the end of the gravel road
where a small girl is still locked in the wardrobe she would hide in
until the darkness retreated

the darkness never left
and, i guess,

neither did i

I hiked the Routeburn track over the weekend and it was one of the best things I’ve ever done. The scenery left me in awe. This lake in particular took my breath away, and the photo doesn’t come close to showing what it was like to be standing there in real life! Being surrounded by nature and walking makes me so happy 🌿🏞🌲 Also met some lovely people in the huts and played cards with a group of them! I wish I could go hiking more often 🍃❤️🏔

Moana

so I finally got to see it today (in New Zealand it came out like a month later than the rest of the world) and I literally cried the entire way through.

Like, Moana is honestly just such a pure and strong girl, that part when her mum HELPS her to pack when she’s about to go WITHOUT EVEN SAYING A WORD and aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaashjsdhagsdjhg Maui wow what do I even say also the soundtrack was so good and

that shiny crab.

But what really got me: the representation of Polynesian girls in Disney.

I live in New Zealand right (which is in Polynesia, for those who aren’t good with geography) and while I have no Polynesian decent myself, I look after and mentor lil Samoan and Maori and Tongan and Fijian girls at a day care centre. They all love disney princesses so much, and honestly the thought that they can say “I’m being Moana, I look like her” when playing princesses is just THE BEST THING EVER. They’ll be singing the songs, and looking up to Moana as a role model who shares not just their culture, but also their looks, and ugh here I am crying again.

So yeah I loved Moana

Why Iceland is My Favorite Country

Pristine landscapes, enormous glaciers, powerful waterfalls, active volcanoes, amazing geothermal activity, and black sand beaches….what more could a nature lover ask for?

I had heard some pretty amazing things about Iceland before visiting, but nothing could prepare me for the actual experience of being there. My wife and I visited for 2 weeks during the month of July, and despite it being the height of the tourist season, there were hardly any crowds. Iceland is located just beneath the Arctic circle, so at that time of year it was light out 24 hours a day. Combine that with the fact that most of the attractions are outside (since Iceland’s primary allure is its natural beauty) and have no closing times or admission fees, and that makes for a pretty cool combination: you can go wherever you want whenever you want.

Iceland is an absolutely pristine country, which has basically no cities or tourist crowds. Even Reykjavik, the country’s capital, feels like a small town. There isn’t much to do in Reykjavik, so don’t spend too much time here. The best way to get around is to rent a car and drive around the country’s only main highway, which is referred to as the Ring Road. Two weeks is a good amount of time to see most of the highlights.

One of the best and most popular excursions near Reykjavik is known as the Golden Circle. This consists of 3 attractions: Gulfoss, a huge and gushing waterfall, Geysir, one of many geysers located in a large geothermal field (and after which all geysers are named), and Thingvellir National Park. The last one straddles two tectonic plates (European and American), and you can actually go scuba diving in between the plates!

Speaking of waterfalls, there is no shortage of incredible waterfalls in Iceland. These range from unnamed 300+ foot cascades just off the side of the road, to Dettifoss, the most powerful waterfall in all of Europe. In between, you have Skogafoss, a towering rectangular-shaped waterfall, Selandjafoss, a waterfall you can actually walk behind (and get soaked!), and Svartifoss, a picturesque waterfall surrounded by beautiful basalt columns. There are literally dozens of waterfalls to see driving around the Ring Road, and many are just a few short minutes hike.

Another highlight of Iceland is the glaciers. Glaciers consist of more than 10 percent of Iceland’s land mass, and the largest one (2nd largest in all of Europe) is Vatnajökull, located in Skaftafell National Park. I would strongly encourage anyone visiting Iceland to arrange for a hiking trip on this glacier. It is pristine, has beautiful blue colors, and a fantastic icefall. Nearby you can take a boat trip on the Jokulsarlon lagoon, which is filled with giant icebergs the size of houses!

Another one of the highlights of Iceland is the Diamond Circle, a trio of attractions located in the Northeast part of Iceland. These consist of Lake Myvatn, a hub of geothermal activity (mud pots, fumaroles, geysers, hot springs, you name it), Dettifoss, the most powerful waterfall in Europe, and Asbyrgi Canyon, which contains of some great but fairly easy hikes. If you’re in the the area, I would highly encourage you to make the short trip to the town of Husavik. This is one of the northernmost points in Iceland, and offers some fantastic whale watching. Just make sure that you dress for the weather, as it gets a bit chilly once you get off shore!

Speaking of wildlife watching, Iceland is home to a very large population of puffins, which are cute little black-and-white birds with unusually shaped beaks. Two of the best places to see them are Borgarfjörður Eystri in the Eastfjords and the Westman Islands in the south of Iceland.

One thing I would be remiss if I did not mention is Iceland’s prevalence of active volcanoes. Perhaps the best of these is the Snæfellsnes volcano, located in Western Iceland. This volcano is capped with a large glacier, and you can actually hike up the volcano! Nearby are also a beautiful coastal hike as well as a pair of towering basalt rock pinnacles.

Last but not least, the people in Iceland are some of the friendliest I have ever met in my travels. I have been to many countries with amazing people, such as Thailand, Bolivia, and New Zealand, but none can compare to the hospitality of Icelandic people. In addition, they all speak fluent English, which is great because Icelandic is basically impossible to pronounce.

Sadly, no country is perfect, and there are a few downsides about visiting Iceland. First, the weather: While not necessarily cold, it is extremely unpredictable. I had heard the expression, “If you don’t like the weather in _____, wait 5 minutes.” Well, Iceland is the only place I actually found this to be true. It would be sunny one minute, then raining the next, then warm, then cloudy, etc. In fact, it was often warmer and sunnier at night than it was during the day (and since it was 24-hour daylight, it was often difficult to tell night from day, which made for a very interesting sort of confusion). Second, Iceland is a rather expensive place to visit, in part because many things need to be imported. For example, plan on spending $100-$150 for a private room at a hostel. Lastly, if you are planning on doing much driving off the main highway, many of the smaller roads are unpaved, so it is best to rent a high clearance vehicle (especially if you want to visit the Westfjords or the interior highlands).

However, if you can deal with these relatively minor issues, I suggest you start making plans to visit Iceland sooner rather than later, especially if you love nature and the outdoors. I can guarantee it will be an adventure that you will cherish for the rest of your life.

anonymous asked:

Hi, I'm new to the 1975, I was wondering if you could tell me about each of the members?

hello welcome darling!! well here are the basics but I’ll do my best to give you a little rundown as well :)

matty healy, 24: vocals, guitar and sometimes keyboard. matty has the most magical hair. he is a little fashionista. he is super stylish and rocks anything and everything (case and point). he calls himself “truman black”. he’s really obsessed with dogs, as is the rest of the band (he says it’s their secret obsession) and also really likes monkeys (I think he said that somewhere). his parents are two very well known actors from the uk and he has the cutest little brother whom he loves immensely (e.g., is there somebody who can watch you). he is incredibly articulate and I could listen to him talk for the rest of my life. he drinks wine straight from the bottle on stage a lot and it’s wonderful. matty’s favorite snack is hot raisins and this is important. ALSO THIS IS THE BEST THING THAT HAS EVER HAPPENED

george daniel, 23: drums. george is a wicked drummer. like unreal. he pulls off the most awesome drumming faces and is an all around badass drummer. he also does most of the sound and production stuff in their more stylized songs and remixes aka he is a fucking musical genius. he sometimes calls himself bedforddanes. he also loves dogs and red vines a lot and has the prettiest tattoos W O W. he is tall and cuddly and also has amazing hair. he and matty are literally the cutest  best friends I have ever come across in my entire life. he has the most BEAUTIFUL voice.

ross macdonald, 24: bass. ross is probably the most gentlemanly and polite person ever. he is cute and tall and he loves penguins. he even has a tattoo of one and this happened in new zealand and all was good in the world. he is a super cool and groovy bassist and also plays that little square thing with the buttons in m.o.n.e.y. and menswear and it’s perfect. love him forever.

adam hann, 25: guitar and sometimes keyboard. adam is brilliant. he is super tech savvy and I think used to study biochemistry or something along those lines so basically he is a genius. he is incredible at guitar and watching him play is the coolest thing. he has such a cute smile and when he talks it is beautiful. especially about his guitar. he is so precious and passionate. also super handsome and his eyes are just lovely. this is tropical adam. this is baby adam and matty. he is adorable.

and this is them describing each other in a sentence or two  :)

okay wow that took a lot longer than I anticipated but there you go! hopefully that helps a little but there’s so much more haha don’t hesitate to ask if you have any other questions! I’m glad you have found these wondeful boys :) love you bunches xxxxxxxx

anonymous asked:

what's the best thing about new zealand?

No-one gives a single fuck about anything, and when we do its over the weirdest shit ever. For example, we once had normal programming interrupted on TV for the “breaking” news that Eminem was suing our Prime Minister.

At first, I did want to. But I gave that up when Zico became a judge on the show. I’ve been a friend of Zico’s since elementary school, and it hurt my pride a bit to think that he would be a judge and I would be a contestant. I’ve completely given up on that now. Even if Zico leaves the show, I don’t want to go on it anymore.
— 

Park Kyung, on “Didn’t you ever want to go on Show Me The Money?”

I don’t know if I’m the only person getting the vibe that Kyung’s feeling inferior to Zico, but it makes me uncomfortable. At first, I thought it meant that they were so close that it’d be awkward to be judged, but when I looked at it closer, he’s talking about starting on the same level as Zico, but going on the show as a contestant while Zico’s being a judge, means that Zico has already overtaken Kyung. 

While I’m on this message, I’d like to address people who might feel the same way. Have you ever felt like you started off the same, or even, you had a head start on another person, but when time goes on, that person suddenly overtakes you, and achieves things, and you’re left behind, thinking about the days before? Kyung is that person. But you know what? Kyung is still Zico’s best friend. They still live together, eat together, produce together, rap together, and laugh together. You can tell that Zico loves Kyung. It’s so obvious that Kyung is Zico’s home away from home sometimes, and I can’t really speak for him, but I think Woo Jiho might never ever leave Kyung behind. He didn’t leave him behind when they went to study in America, Japan, and New Zealand respectively, he didn’t leave him behind when Kyung was forced to drop out of Block B during their trainee days, he didn’t leave him behind when he moved out of the dorm and into his own apartment, and he won’t leave him behind now.

So, if you’re in a situation like Kyung’s, I really hope you find your own Jiho.

porcelainandmetalflowers-deacti  asked:

Can you do Percabeth in an exchange student AU please? I'm just imagining Percy really uncomfortable in his new uniform and squirming around in front of Annabeth while Annabeth tells him politely to stop distracting her. Thanks. Your headcannons make my day. :)

  • Percy, who is from New Zealand, goes to study in New York for a year
  • he stays with his cousin Jason and attends Olympic Hall, an elite private school
  • he meets Jason’s best friend Annabeth and is immediately enamored of her
  • she thinks his accent is the cutest thing she’s ever heard
  • she just about loses her mind when he invites her to see a rugby game one weekend and she sees him do the Haka
  • Piper never lets her forget about how red her cheeks got

apanoplyofsong  asked:

tipsy Tierney should definitely write about tipsy Bellarke

“Look,” Clarke waved her empty bottle in his face. He’s pretty sure she didn’t realize it was empty. “This is a terrible idea.” She frowned a little at her arm, like it wasn’t where she wanted it to be. Bellamy carefully pushed it away from his face, just in case.

“You’ll have to be more specific.” He wasn’t even drunk, to be honest. He’d sobered up before they’d even left the apartment—but Clarke was only comfortable being drunk when she thought everyone else was too, so he let it slide.

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BRUTALLY HONEST HOUR

I was tagged (again)

A. If I’m in love

Yes.

B. Last person I talked on the phone with

My best friend (who is in France).

C. How long has it been since I’ve kissed?

2 weeks.

D. If I have a preference for boys or girls?

I like both, but I’m going through a girl faze.

E. How many piercings?

Two.

F. Give me any options like “hot or cold”

Hot.

G. Last person said “I love you” to

Best friend.

H. Last person I hugged

Big sister.

I. Last time I felt jealous and why

4 weeks ago, when I was beaten on a test (again).

J. Are you insecure? What about?

Yes. My height.

K. My full name

Katy-Lee Ostrik Vasiliev.

L. Siblings?

Two half siblings and a big brother.

M. If I forgive betrayal?

No.

N. Favorite animal?

Reindeer.

O. Where I’d like to travel?

New Zealand? It’s one of the only places I haven’t been.

P. Music I like

Punk mostly.

Q. Favorite flower

Sunflower.

R. Is cheating ever okay?

…99% of the time it isn’t.

S. 2 hobbies

Tumblr (more like a lifestyle) and art

T. 3 things you love unconditionally

My girlfriend and best friends, my home, @someonebeatmetotheurl (:P)

U. Favorite time of the year and why?

Midwinter, because CHRISTMAS

V. Big dreams?

I want to teach music in a collage I guess.

W. If I’ve done something I regret very much

I have.

X. 3 turn ons

Sass, stockings, piercings.

Y. 3 turn offs

Crying (during sex), having a tantrum (during sex), being painfully shy (during sex).

Z. Ask any question you want

What is your favorite colour?

I tag @caitisaddicted @freedominwriting @ilikeyourstylemystartingpoint @tree-of-blue-squirrel @loufworld @wildtendermythologia

So I hit 4k a couple of days ago and was encouraged to do a follow forever because the PG’s are lovely people but also because they all like it when I say nice things about them… so here we are.

I just want to thank every single person who follows this blog. I am so incredibly thankful that I decided to make it and I found this Amy/Parks community and met the most incredible people because of it. You’re all amazing and I am super grateful to every single one of you. To the people included in this follow forever, I can only thank you for the great quality and diversity of posts that appear on my dash. All of your blogs are fantastic!!!

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Senior Year - Chapter One

Pairing: Luke/OFC (Lilth)
Word Count: 1.9k
An AU where Luke is the badass, Calum’s probably the next Einstein, Ashton has a twin sister and Michael will probably end up being a teen dad. 
“Never have I ever… Seen Luke Hemmings naked!”

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