i am so excited for my damn major. my first nutrition class isn’t until friday but our professor posted our syllabus and first few assignments already and i’m reading them just so fucking stoked to learn. like i’m reading the first chapter of our textbook cause she said we could if we wanted to get a jump on it and i’m just like
I LOVE FOOD!!!!!! I LOVE NUTRIENTS!!!!! THIS IS SO INTERESTING!!!!!! BITCH IM HYPE!!!!!!!!!
Consumers Aren’t Confused, You’re Just Upset That We Like It Better
I’ve been thinking about stuff like this all week. People complaining about how labeling vegan products as “milk” or “sausage” or “meat” etc. is somehow deceptive and confusing for consumers.
Meanwhile I’ve never seen someone buy peanut butter when they meant to buy dairy butter. I’ve never seen someone buy a can of coconut milk when they meant to buy dairy milk. I’ve never seen someone confuse the flesh of a young coconut for animal flesh. These are foods that have existed, and have kept the same name, for years and yet have not rustled anyone to the point of writing poorly-penned NPR articles about it or posting passive aggressive tweets about plants being “naughty”.
Using words typically associated with animal products to describe plant-based products IS NOT a new thing. People are only butthurt about it now because these popular non-animal based products are a challenge to the profit they build off of exploitation. Pay attention to who produces the most content about these products being “deceptive”, because almost 100% of the time they’re also the ones making the most money off of using animals.
Farmers, sponsored nutritionists and politicians make a lot of wild claims about how these foods “confuse” people. The article on “can you legally call it milk” even cites one sponsored nutritionist who claims people are confused because they think it means anything labeled “milk” has the exact same nutrients.
But let’s make it clear:
1. consumers can read the label on the side of the carton.
2. There are more reasons people purchase plant milks than just nutritional values (like cooking and convenience). The majority of people who buy dairy milk don’t do it because they “know they need their calcium”, but because it’s just a part of their everyday lives. My mom doesn’t put milk in her tea because of health concerns - she does it because that’s how she likes her tea. We might justify our eating habits by listing its nutritional value, but the majority of consumers do not eat for optimal health - they eat around a lifestyle that they and their culture has cultivated.
3. Ever hear someone mention drinking dairy for vitamin A or vitamin D? That’s fortified, just like it is in plant milks, making the “but it doesn’t have the same nutrients” point essentially ignorant. Dairy milk, unfortified, really doesn’t have the benefits so many marketing companies boast about. What they do boast about are the fortified nutrients, and so often just omit the fact that it’s added in during processing.
4. Plant milks are not devoid of nutritional value - like I just said, many ARE fortified, just like dairy milk is, but beyond that the ingredients chosen also have their own nutritional value. Almonds, oats, peas, cashews, soy. These are foods with nutritional benefits. The myth that plant milks lack the same essential nutrients, like calcium, or any nutritional value at all, is really just that. A myth.
And can you really convince me that people are buying sausages out of health concerns? And that meat-free alternatives aren’t healthy, if not healthier?
We get it. You’re upset that our culture is changing and progressing. But throwing a tantrum about plant-based milks, meats, condiments, or anything else is not earning you support. Your arguments are transparent and consumers are not as confused as you’d like to believe.
Welcome to my Studyblr! I’m Amanda; junior at Cal State LA, currently working toward my BS in Nutritional Science, with a goal of eventually getting my Masters and becoming a Registered Dietitian. I created this studyblr as a means of keeping myself inspired and moving forward. Follow for motivational quotes and aesthetically pleasing photos of planners and coffee.
My major is the most wonderful major I could have chosen. Some of my classmates and I went on a trip to the grocery store for this week’s lab to compare nutrients and prices of some foods for a fictional man with heart disease and girl who is lactose intolerant. Going to the grocery store and comparing the nutrient content of foods is already part of my regular routine so this lab assignment felt like pure adventure with friends.
I know I’m not a dumb kid. I know I’m good enough for my major, but I wish I could be better. I’m studying to be a nutritionist but honestly, nursing is what I dream of doing. It’ll probably never happen for me, but man, maybe it will.
clubs: brazilian jiu jitsu club, he plays in a rock band on campus
seungcheol is like the most fit person on all of campus. like he follows a strict diet of specific grains and vegetables and lean meat and is the one person up at 5 am doing a jog three times around campus
he always has his duffel bag over his shoulder and a towel around his neck. wears sweatpants in the winter and basketball shorts in the summer to class almost exclusively
all the student athletes adore him, especially the freshman’s who see him as a sports god and he’s like. their dad. like he’s not a mean jock who ignores them he’s like actually really helpful and plays casually with them when they’re not at practice and probably goes around ruffling their hair like they’re his sons and it’s adorable
is one of the star football players on the team, and would have been a star swimmer too if he had the time but instead he just comes every now and then to help out the coach.
when people first meet him they’re like “oh they stereotypical ‘got-into-college-on-a-sports-scholarship-douche” but the moment seungcheol smiles and makes the corniest father joke they’ve ever heard everyones automatically like what no . we take it back. this person is buff and intimidating on the outside but a soft tart meme on the inside
seungcheol: “hell yeah i cried when we won nationals last year, what you think im not going to admit i cried? let me tell you i didn’t cry- i sobbed - the entire han river came flowing out of my eyes-”
and you hate to admit it but you kind of pre-judged him too. see you meet seungcheol in your core biology class and you’re paired up with him in a group lab. almost immediately seungcheol introduces himself to everyone first and is all smiles and sweet and the two girls who are in your group also start fawning over his biceps while the other guy is just like asking seungcheol a bunch of questions about trying out for the football team and you’re sitting there with your notebook like: “guys. the lab?”
and seungcheol grins your way and you kinda like awkwardly look down because already you’re annoyed that they’re not doing their work and you’re like this guy probably only knows things about football im gonna have to do all the work
and it irks you and basically seungcheol rubs you the wrong way until class is over and you’re walking out into the hall, taking your phone out to complain to your friend through text
when you feel a hand on your shoulder and you turn around to see seungcheol and he’s like “hey, i know we aren’t friends or anything like that, but you seemed a little angry. im sorry we got off track, but i have some ideas for the lab - do you think i can send them to you?”
and you’re taken back because honestly you didn’t think he’d put any effort into this but you’re still cautious and you’re like “ok, by the way what’s your major?” and seungcheol’s like “nutritional science! minor in kinesiology because i want to specialize in physical therapy and athletic dieting after college.” and you’re looking at him like………..
ok i might have misjudged him when i thought he was only good for his body
(which by the way, you decide is worth fawning over like those girls in your group. like honestly you let yourself look at him and he’s handsome, but he’s also lean and strong and the veins in his hands are distracting and ok what no we’re getting OFF topic)
but you also like hand him your phone and you’re like “here, put in your contact.” and seungcheol’s happy smile turns into a kind of little smirk and you’re like ………… and seungcheol looks up and he’s like “were you about to tell your friend about me?” and you’re like “wha-”
but then you see your screen and it’s still on the message to your friend and all you managed to write was “there’s this guy in my group from the football team and like he’s hot but-” and you’re like
OH M HGOFDSJEOD FDJO
and seungcheol is looking at you with his bottom lip between his teeth and you grab your phone back and you’re like
“we can talk about the lab next class. bye.”
and you RUN out of there and seungcheol is left standing in the dust but honestly he’s like
grinning to himself like; “this……is going to be interesting.”
and it is interesting. very interesting. as in you cannot make eye contact the next lab because the tEXT you got from mr. choi seungcheol was “oh here’s my list of ideas for the lab also thanks for calling me hot, i like a person that’s straightforward (;”
and you had stared at that winky face like what the hell does this mean
and seungcheol the second you sat down across from him in class leaned his head onto his hand and gave you a little smile
and you just. like you are just OFFENDED
because he needs to stop. you need to get work done and like literally you hadn’t liked him when you first saw him but now you couldnt help but kind of maybe who knows….be interested in him a little more just a tinsy bit…..
but yeah you try to focus on the lab and engage your other partners, but again the girls are giggling over seungcheol’s fitted shirt and the boy’s ranting about how he’s see seungcheol score touchdowns at the last game
all the while seungcheol keeps looking only at you and you’re just like “…..i need to drop this bio lab and do chem instead or something…..”
but aside from seungcheol being flirty???? and basically never letting you live down the fact that you called him hot,,,,he’s incredibly intelligent and his ideas for the labs are good
and you and him are the only two actually doing the work and like you catch onto this and so does he
so like as the week passes you get a text from him and it’s like; “i think it’s up to us to save this lab. the other three don’t even know they’re in a bio class i think.”
and you wanna be like “yeah, because they think it’s seungcheol 101″ but you don’t wanna be Petty and you’re like “well, it’s the not the first time ive done all the work, but at least we have each other.”
and after sending it you’re like
………….did i just write “at least we have eaCH OTHER” aM I OUT OF MY MIND
but seungcheol has already read the text and replies like “that, we do (;” and you’re like FriCK HIM AND HIs DUMB WINK EMOJI GOD
but also as the second week passes and you and seungcheol manage to start actually writing up everything for the lab seungcheol’s like
“hey, we probably won’t have enough time if we only work while we’re in lab. come see me after practice tomorrow so we can go to the library?”
and honestly you wanna think of an excuse because goddammit he makes your heart race and you just don’t know if he’s playing around and it scares you but also this lab is like 50% of your grade and you want to finish and not pull like three all nighters so you agree
and you’re like “shouldn’t we invite the rest-”
and seungcheol’s like “do you really think that’ll help?” and you’re like rip you’re right
so the next day you don’t want to admit it but you actually plan a cuter outfit to wear to the library and you get there early with all your materials and as you’re sitting there you’re like
oh my god do i like seungcheol i put this cute outfit on for a boy who literally only wears sweats outside of football practice
but again, you’re too quick to judge, because all of a sudden there’s a guitar case set down on the table beside you and you look over to see seungcheol standing there
but this time the sweats are gone and instead there’s ripped up grey jeans, a flannel tied around his waist, and a acid-washed muscle t-shirt
his ears, you notice, are pierced and the shirt’s dip is big enough for you to see a tattoo peek out from under
and first of all you’re frozen
and second of all you’re speechless
and seungcheol’s like “sorry if we don’t get much done, i gotta be out by 8 to make it to the show at 9 otherwise the guys will kill me.”
and you’re like,,,,,,,,,,,, “they guys?” and seungcheol’s like “yeah, my band. they’re always on my ass about being late because of practice or class.”
and you’re like ….. “holy shit you’re in a band.” and he laughs into his hand like “yeah!! isn’t it obvious you know i thought the guitar and the jeans would give it away.”
and you’re like askhldfjgoefmrg WHAT i thought he was only into sports and like nutrition or something but here he is in front of you with a tattoo and a guitar and you’re like
“…..is it a rock band?” and seungcheol sits down next to you like “yeah, of course!”
and ok remember how you were like ‘wow do i really like him or is this just a fleeting thing’ WELL NOW You REALLY Are SURE YOU LIKE HIM because guitarist in a band whose physically fit as hell and smart….he’s the whole package aND THEN SOME
but you’re like @ yourself like ok ok ok chill we need to focus on the lab. the lab. don’t look at his tattoo, ok you’re looking at his tattoo, chill calm dow-
and seungcheol is scribbling something down and he’s talking but you’re like so distracted until finally seungcheol’s like
“hey, you’ve been working really hard on this with me and so you should come to the show tonight and relax.” and you’re like ,,,,the show? as in ,,,,,your bands show?????
and seungcheol grins like “yeah! it’s sold out but ill just take you through the back with me!” and you’re like “um i have class in the mor-” but seungcheol ruffles your hair and is like “c’mon live a little!”
and you’re like arent you the one whose like eat right and have a good sleep schedule??? and seungcheol laughs like yeah, but also sometimes you need to let go and do something fun
and that’s how you end up being pulled by the wrist by seungcheol into the loud backstage of a packed venue in central seoul and seungcheol introduces you to all these guys and girls full of tattoos and piercing who are all like “seungcheol, this one’s cute - look like a keeper!!!” and you’re like ????? are they talking about me??? and seungcheol just winks at you and you’re like STOP wiTH THE winks gOD
but yeah you can’t help but just see seungcheol in this whole new light and he’s just like,,,,he’s just so amazing and full of surprises and gosh he look so handsome tuning his guitar and right before he sets out onto the stage he leans in close to you and murmurs “is it ok if you give me something for goodluck?”
and your heartbeat quickens and you try to swallow the lump in your throat and you’re like “w-what-?” and seungcheol kisses the side of your lips so gently that you barely feel it but you do see the smirk he gives you before running out to start the show
and you’re left there, touching your skin and watching as seungcheol jumps around, swinging his guitar and screaming along with the fans to the lyrics
and ……..oh god this is all really happening
the show ends and seungcheol, sweaty but so so so so so happy joins you again
and before he can even ask; “how was it?” you reach up and throw your hands around his neck and pull im into a long, deep kiss
his bandmates break out into a hollering cheer and when you pull back you’re like
HOLY SHIT I DID THAT
and seungcheol searches your eyes until his smile lights up like a million sun rays and he wraps his arms around your waist and hoists you up so he can kiss you again and spin you
and ok it’s just the most spontaneous, best decision you’ve ever made
seungcheol gets someone to give you two a lift back to campus and he walks with you to your dorm and kisses you again until you’re breathless and he presses his forehead to yours and is like “see you in lab.”
and wow from that moment on you’re in bliss. you’re in LOVe
you come into your first class just giggling like an idiot all your friends are like ??????? until you’re like “guys. i made out with seungcheol from the football team.” and theY ALL LOSE IT
lab comes around and like you’re the first person from your group there so you take a seat where you usually are and one of the girls sits beside you until you hear a voice and it’s obviously seungcheol and he like taps the girls shoulder and is like
“hi, is it ok if i sit next to my baby?” and you’re like DID HE JUST and the girl looks between you two like “wh-wai-what-wait-what????” and seungcheol thanks her when she moves, still with her mouth hanging open and he just leans in to kiss you softly and ask how the lab is going
and you’re like “baby?” and he’s like “yes?” and you’re like “no i mean-” BUT TOO LATE CLASS STARTED HEHE
you learn super quickly that seungcheol loves to let people know about the two of you
like you leave lab and promise to see him the next morning for coffee and as you’re walking to another building like 6 people stop you to ask if you’re really dating seungcheol
and you’re like jesus news travels fast but honestly it’s just seungcheol got super giddy and told the whole damn football team. and swim team. and tennis team. and lacrosse team. and YOU see where im going w/this
you see him in the morning as promised to get coffee and seungcheol literally keeps you in a hug the whole time and he pulls you into his lap and you’re like oh my god we’re in front of people and he’s like ???so
one of your guy friends comes over to ask if you did the homework for another class and you feel seungcheol’s grip on your waist tighten and you’re like oh my god reaLLY
but it’s cute
anyway you guys have on lab left and finally you finish and like just after sending the e-mail to the teacher with the finished lab seungcheol is like
“you know, ive liked you since before we had bio together.” and you’re like “???? wait seriously???” and he’s like “yeah. i remember you from orientation when you got put into my group. you didn’t even look at me once, you kept nervously playing with your hands and reading over the college handbook. it was cute.”
and you’re like asdfhoadfsgef and you hit seungcheol playfully but he just catches your hand and gives it a kiss
and you’re like “seungcheol, i never thought id say this but im sorry. i want to apologize for misjudging you the first time we met.” and he just shrugs and is like “it’s fine. but you should make it up to me.” and you’re like ??how and he’s like “come to my show again this weekend. i love it when you’re by my side to support me.” and you hide your face in his neck like DONT say that but also ofc ill come
and it becomes a regular thing, you showing up to his shows and to his football games to cheer him on
the football team all starts referring to you as parent number two since seungcheol is parent number one and it’s adorable you bought snacks for the whole team once and they attacked you in hugs and seungcheol was pulling them off like “NO!!! you can only look you CANNOT TOUCH!!! NEW RULE!!!!”
they’re like “dAD come ONN” and seungcheol pulls you against him like “be grateful but be grateful from far away.”
he gets jealous way too easily, but you always just kiss him and reassure him it’s fine - you’re his
and it’s cute like he tries teaching you to play guitar when you guys are just hanging out on the quad
he like puts his hand over yours, guides your fingers with his own
you wear one of seungcheol’s big shirts with his band logo to sleep because it’s comfy and reminds you of him
seungcheol tries to get you hype about exercising and once takes you jogging with him around the school at like 6 am and you’re dead 5 min in and seungcheol is like ok ok and just piggybacks you for the rest of his time and you’re like how are you human and he’s like a good diet and exercise
seungcheol getting super passionate about his classes and what he’s learned when he’s talking to you and you love watching him be so engaged, like you can see the love in his eyes for sports and for helping people
he’s just a cute angel person who is SWOLE and is in a BAND
the tattoo you find out is actually a tribute to his mom and you’re like THATS THE ……MOST CONSIDERATE cUTESt THING EVER
and seungcheol is like SHuSH i have to hide the tattoo from the football coach he doesn’t know and you’re like hehe still a tattoo for your mom seungcheol that’s adorable…..
jeonghan whose seungcheol’s best friend is just like “how do you put up with him?” and you’re like “what do you mean?” and jeonghan’s like “how do you put up with someone that flirts with you EVEN though you’re dating him?” and you’re like “what he does no-”
but then you look up and seungcheol sends a cheesy wink your way and you’re like “jeonghan, i really don’t know how i put up with it.”
you’re seungcheol’s sweet, soft s/o but when he’s playing football you get fired up and you’re like “CRUSH THEM BABY I LOVE YOU!!!!!!!!” LOL seungcheol teases you for it but he loves it
seungcheol: “remember when you called me hot-” you: “stop living in the past seungcheol or i will purposely untune your guitar. seungcheol: “im sorry and i love you.”
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is definitely my calling. I enjoy the learning process and everything that is has to offer. I was naive to think that I wouldn’t be exposed to the reality of all the evils of the food industry. Organic chicken? I’m sure you’ve heard of it. They are killed but hanging them on a conveyor upside down and their heads run through water that has electricity in it. Sadly this has not kept me from eating chicken. Red meat? Packaging companies are allowed to expose the meat to carbon monoxide to preserve the red color. This isn’t for any health benefits but to keep the color for the meat to look as if it is still healthy while on the shelfs at the stores as it continues to age and spoil. There is no need to label the meats with this information (according to the USDA) because of it’s apparent lack fo health risk. Well that is complete bullshit.
For those of you that do not know, I am a nutrition major! This semester I am taking four different nutrition courses which I’m both excited and nervous about. It is going to be a lot of work staying organized and on top of all of my work with those four classes plus continuing to work towards my personal training certification!
I have to remind myself to stay calm, write absolutely every quiz/test/work shift/anything down, drink lots of water, and to use the gym to take out frustrations!
I hope everyone that is starting school once again has a great semester :)
*as discussed via text by myself and @literary-queen (who’s super great, go follow her)*
Zeus has a porn blog; Hera’s created a side blog just to follow Zeus and spy on him
Hera runs a blog full of relationship and bullet journal tips; she reblog a lot of “how to know if he’s cheating on you…” posts
Athena is a studyblr, but also occasionally crafty; she likes those aesthetic embroidered quotes
Apollo is just his own awful poetry; but he occasionally reblog songs and poetry from the people he’s hung out with over the centuries
Artemis is a nature blog - forests, deer, etc. - and also random images of bows and arrows and pretty women in long flowing dresses
Aphrodite runs a body-positive blog about how to love yourself; lots of bath bombs and DIY face masks; sometimes she gets really girly and gushes about how much she loves her husband and her boyfriend (because she’s the goddess of love and did they really think she was going to be monogamous? Healthy polyamory all the way)
Ares and Hephaestus are only on tumblr because Aphrodite bugged them to do it. But Ares really gets into the angry rant side of tumblr - he can finally express anger without resorting to physical violence (he’s all about the Discourse). And Hephaestus isn’t all that into it at first - he occasionally blogs about blueprints for cosplays. And then he discovers steampunk. Soon his blog is all about the cons he’s going to with Aphrodite (which she loves).
Hestia is just cooking tips and reminders to take care of yourself and that your tea is probably cold.
Hades runs a blog about how much he loves his wife and his dog(s)
Persephone runs a blog about growing succulents because they just somehow manage to grow really well in the Underworld. And occasionally there are pictures of pomegranates.
Poseidon is a marine bio blog. With lots of aesthetic ocean pics.
Dionysus posts about his home-brewed beer and wine, his gaggle of girlfriends, party tips, and that wild party that they always seem to have just thrown last week; sometimes, there’ll be a video of him playing what looks like a flute, or showing off the newest in southern frat boy style
Hermes runs a sportsblr - how to get your best run time, stay hydrated, etc.; sometimes, though, you see random things pop up on his blog that you’d never expect, like quotes from Shakespeare and aesthetic posts
Demeter runs a gardening and nutrition blog; but any major nature cause, and she’s on it. Save the bees, she’s you’re girl.