read food labels

people’s perceptions on what vegans are like are funny to me since literally all I do is get excited when I meet chickens and take five years reading new food labels

warpedellipsis  asked:

Is there a way to tell what's "high quality" dog food? Not everything has a review on the dogfoodadvisor websites. The one mine currently has is supposedly low quality, and I think switching to something better might also help with the allergy symptoms she's having. The only restriction I have is my dog needs 9% fat or less (dry matter measurement), due to pancreatitis. Could I give you the four foods/brands I can choose from and you tell me which is the better quality?

The most important factors I look for when assessing the quality of a dog food are:

  • Guaranteed Analysis vs Average Analysis
  • Specified ingredients vs ‘Meat’
  • Metabolisable energy or the amount of food that needs to be fed.

About the Dog Food Advisor website… it’s run by a human dentist. With no veterinary training, let alone veterinary nutrition training. He seem to consider himself “an authority on reading and interpreting pet food labels” based on his own reading. I would not bother stressing about it.

(And yes, I know there will be a bunch of people out there that like the website because it tells them what they like to hear/believe. I can’t take the website seriously.)

Different dogs will do better on different diets. Most dogs will do really well on a huge variety of diets, but sometimes you’ll need to try a few to get the right one.

I’m not going to give people specific diet recommendations, even out of a select few, because I don’t want to be inundated with such requests, especially when people have their own veterinarians they can take such questions to. I have enough to do, and the answers will all boil down to “If your vet says it’s ok, give it a try.”

Changing food will only help the allergy symptoms if the dog happens to be allergic to something in the food. The ‘quality’ of a diet according to someone who thinks carbohydrates are always bad isn’t going to change the fact that if the dog is allergic to chicken then it will still be allergic to chicken in all the diets.

My advice would be not to worry too much about it and feed something that works for your dog within your budget, whether that’s commercial or home made. If it works, it works. Dogs are tougher than they look.

Don’t let anybody make you feel bad or guilty over what you feed your dog if it works for her.

Happy TUESDAY!I’m back for another round of #NutritionTalkTuesday, this weeks topic is PROCESSED FOOD! I’m sure you all have one idea or another as to why we should avoid processed food, but maybe not enough to make you stop eating it altogether.
WHAT IS IT? PROCESSED FOOD is any food that has been altered from its natural state, like an apple, turning into an packaged apple strudel pastry. Not all PROCESSED FOODS are bad but the altered state usually adds in salt, sugar & cheap fats which all cause inflammation.
- PROCESSED FOOD makes us fat and sick, studies show any time a culture adopts a western diet their health declines
- High Fructose corn syrup added to PROCESSED FOODS can lead to insulin resistance, increase triglyceride & cholesterol levels, increased belly fat & fat around your liver
- High fructose corn syrup consumption is strongly connect to heart disease, diabetes, & cancer
- We crave sweet, salty & fatty foods because our brains know they have the energy & nutrients we need to survive
- PROCESSED FOODS companies take advantage of that, they are designed to be rewarding to our brains, which causes cravings for them & overconsumption
- PROCESSED FOOD are loaded with preservatives, dyes, artificial chemicals for texture & flavor that our bodies cannot break down
- The way food companies engineer their food to taste and trigger our brains to crave them can lead to food addiction
1. Shop on the perimeter of the store
2. Avoid boxes, bags & cans
3. Avoid packaged meat
4. Cook at home
5. Pack snacks when you leave home
6. Cook or bake your own “junk” food
7. Read food labels check for salt, trans fat, high fructose corn syrup or anything you’d have to google to know what it is
8. Real food doesn’t have a label
If you have any questions or comments just drop them below! As always, thanks for reading and have a great week!

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anonymous asked:

This is so random but I was watching Katie's old interviews and I'm DYING to hear her say 'Lena Luthor' with her accent lol

My dude, I would listen to Katie McGrath read the ingredients on food labels for 10 hours straight in her natural accent. Hearing her say Lena Luthor would be the best treat ever!!


Absolutely raging. Appointment today with the joint diabetes/antenatal clinic, thought I would be meeting with someone to discuss my results and I was going to argue for a retest for my GTT….


Straight into a education class with two other women with the bloody food plate with the plastic food being told the difference between carbs and proteins and shown how to read food labels, followed by the swooping in of the diabetes nurses given and shown how to use my blood monitor etc, I was absolutely raging. Levels they want for gestational diabetes women….

Fasting: under 5.5mmol/l
1 hour after meal: under 8mmol/l
2 hours after meal: under 7mmol/l

So my 1 hour post breakfast was 5.4mmol/l! Incidentally had I got that number at the clinic 2 weeks ago I wouldn’t have even been sent for a GTT!!!!

I’ve to take my sugars 4 times a day, all my appointments have been cancelled and are now being rearranged with the consultant. Who I don’t get to see until next Monday! So my post date has been changed, they induce women with DB at 40weeks rather than 41.

And I’m sitting here like, do I even have this!?!?! I feel like I’m going crazy! Honestly was like talking to people who couldn’t get off their script, like one over test and that’s you. Even although it was done in exceptional circumstances (my level was 5.3mmol fasting under severe stress and upset!) how could it be 5.4mmol 3 days later after breakfast!

The only thing I can think of is playing by the rules, recording my results obviously, and seeing what it looks like over the week. How can I have diabetes if my levels remain within range all week?

The dietician said “but as your pregnancy progresses women can become more insulin resistant” ok fine, but that’s true for 100% of all women with that logic not just me!

I’m ranting. Sorry. I feel like I could murder someone. I’m taking Echo a walk in the park this afternoon to try and calm down 🙈

On the left you see me six weeks ago. On the right is me today. You might not be able to tell, but i can see all the progress in the world. My posture has excelled, my legs have lengthened, And just look at those shoulders. but, where I see the most progress is my obliques. Ive also had trouble getting rid of them, no matter the exercise. I have realized that without the proper fat fighting diet, it is impossible to slim down in that region. 

So, I’ll share my bi-weekly grocery list 

plain, no flavor greek yogurt

fresh strawberries (i’d get blueberries but i HATE them), grapefruit, mango, avocado, bell peppers (i only like the green kind), carrots, spinach and other leafy greens 

an assortment of frozen fruits

low/no sodium chicken broth

fresh ORGANIC chicken breast/ salmon/tuna/ground turkey

granola with chia seeds

pre-made Naked smoothies (Green Boost) 

what goes into your body is truly what will come out of it. Eating things rich in vitamins is the most important things I’ve learned. Its not so much counting calories, but it is more so eating things that are very well balanced. If it is low in sugar, it is probably high in fat; if its low on carbs, it is probably also low on protein. ALWAYS READ YOUR FOOD LABELS BEFORE YOU EAT. 

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anonymous asked:

I decided I want to become vegan but I really want to be educated on what I cant eat/wear/makeup Im a huge makeup lover and i love fashion so I'm just really confused on everything


Veganism when you first begin can seem so overwhelming but it’s really not! Check out this starter kit to get a grasp on basic details!

As for makeup, what I first did was I went through and googled, emailed, anything to see if the makeup I had was vegan or not. Most of my makeup at the time was (before NYX was bought by L'Oréal) so I kept using those… but I slowly used up my items such as Cover Girl and Maybelline and bought replacements from vegan lines. Check out this amazing list by VeganMakeup. 

As for clothes- I didn’t own leather or wool so it wasn’t hard for me. Plenty of vegans give away items with silk, wool, leather, furs etc. Read clothing labels like food ingredients and see what it’s made of. I’m not a huge fashion person which is a shame since clothes are so pretty! So while stores such as H&M and Forever 21 are technically vegan do research on working conditions. Buying second hand is often the easiest and least harmful when on a budget. There are plenty of higher end, eco friendly, vegan clothing shops that are out there (check out this list). 

ALSO there is no shame in taking your time to learn and research. My first year of veganism was dedicated to learning about what food and nutrients I needed, after that I began with makeup, soap, detergent, tooth paste, shampoo etc. Your health is important so don’t overwhelm yourself.

Anyone with (fashion) vegan advice let us know!

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But Maris is seven and I never want her to know that I snuck into her mother’s bathroom to weigh myself before she got off the school bus. I never want her to know how I felt when I saw a higher number than I expected to. I never want her to wipe off her Dorito mustache. I never want her think about a calorie as anything other than something she needs plenty of to dance to silly YouTube videos and concentrate on her subtraction problems and play with her dog and cats and ride her bike and chase her little sister around the backyard and show off her archery skills for the boys across the street. I would really rather her never think about a calorie at all.

I say “sure, thank you,” and let the chocolate melt in my mouth.