unsafe food

abyssofapathy  asked:

Hey! Also if you're evacuating and want to know if the food in your fridge/freezer is okay when you come back freeze a cup of water then before you leave put a coin on top of the frozen water, if you come back and the quarter has sunk in the ice it means your power went off, your food unfroze, then refroze, which I'm sure we all know it's like unsafe to defrost food then refreeze. Just a thing my dad told me as I was packing to leave my dorm at school

Home — Bruce X Daughter!Reader — Part 6

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Summary: You end up spilling to both Tony and your dad that Peter is taking you to Homecoming.

Warnings: None.

Words: 2 540

A/N: This is a shitty filler why the fuck do I do this

Originally posted by littlemisssyreid

She felt the elevator slow down at the floor which Friday had guided her to, to Tony’s, personal, workshop where her dad said he would be for the day. She had thought the day meant something like mine to five, but he had missed both lunch and dinner and she was starting to wonder what was going on.

The door opened with a ding which alerted Bruce further inside the room where he had hunched over a table with half a dozen screens surrounding him and just as many, printed out, blueprints sprawled before him. His eyes were slightly bloodshot from how tired he was, the stubble on his neck seeming darker in the dim room and making him seem even more worn out than he perhaps was.

“There you are.” Y/N sauntered towards him, watching as he removed his glasses to rub his eyes with a tired groan. Her eyes diverted to the side of the table where there was a clearing in the mess of instruments and materials where the remains of takeout food unsafely created a change in the pattern of chemical compounds and other hazardous substances. “Working overtime, I see.”

“I’m so sorry, kid. I’m trying to work on a new type of fuel for all of Tony’s, god damned, aircrafts, but it either flames up in a quarter of a second or it doesn’t burn at all. I’ve been mixing different formulas all day.”

She looked around the table, almost taking a step forward to attempt and help, but creating fuel was far from her level of competence. That, and chemical science was a field she had barely had the chance to explore. She wouldn’t know where to start if she was to help him.

“I still don’t think putting your food next to…” She grabbed a clear bottle filled with a translucent liquid and flipped it around to read the label. “Sulfuric acid? You’re really begging to get your throat melted.”

“I…” He began, realizing how reckless he had been in his own workspace and how his daughter, who was not even a third of his age, had better, common, sense than he did. “Oh god… I can practically feel all these formulas frying my brain.”

“Of course!” She let in a sharp breath, crossing her arms nonchalantly and hinting a smug smile. “I thought I smelled barbecue when I got in here.”

Bruce chuckled, looking at his daughter as she gave in to her act and laughed loudly. She was like a flower, little at first but growing until finally sprouting and showing her true self. Bruce could sense they had reached that moment. She was herself. After so many years of living with her mom that made her into someone completely else, she was herself at last.

“Since I know you so well, and I know you don’t want to stop working on this despite that you should, let me accompany you at least?” Y/N requested and pulled her dad from his thoughts. He kept his smile, nodding slightly.

“Of course.” He accepted and on cue Y/N walked over to the side of the room to retrieve a stool which she then brought back. She sat down and Bruce began to get back to his latest batch of fuel. “How was your day? You and T'Challa seemed to get along well this morning?”

She grabbed the fast food box and opened it up as he had clearly left it, finding a few sushi rolls and some other, Japanese, dish for her to devour. “Yeah, we met at dinner too. He’s kind, very understanding, and doesn’t really treat me like a kid like a lot of people do. He’s pretty cool.”

“He definitely is more disciplined than the rest of us.”

“That, I’ll have to agree with.” She mumbled as she spoke with a California roll in her mouth. She recalled hers and T'Challa’s conversation from the morning and her mind slowly played forward until she remembered Peter and her body froze in the presence of her father. She had never gone to a school dance of any kind and if she would hypothetically gone, she wouldn’t have gone with a date. She had never talked to her mom about anything of that genre and talking to Bruce about it would be even worse than what it could have been like with her mom.

“Y/N?” Bruce asked as she had gone silent and her eyes were staring emptily before her.

“Ehm…” She swallowed the sushi with a loud gulp, her mind reeling between telling him about her date to the homecoming or if she would keep it a secret. After realizing that the odds of being caught leaving the Avengers Tower in a homecoming dress at the time where she would have to leave was nearing ninety eighth percent, she gave up. “Hey, dad… So, homecoming is next week.”

Bruce parted his lips for a moment, eyes widening slightly. “Okay.”

“And, I’m actually going this time.”

“That’s good.”

“And I might have a date…” She felt her heart skip a beat, her limbs almost feeling numb.

Bruce swallowed harshly. “Right…”

“And…” Y/N said in a shaky voice, wanting nothing but to rewind time and shut herself up. “That date might be Peter…”

“You and spidey-boy are going to homecoming together? Aw, they grow up so fast.” Tony stood in the room from out of the blue, his sudden presence causing Y/N to jump out of surprise. Her cheeks began to grow flaming hot and her heart was going like a wild drum inside her chest. She didn’t doubt that Bruce and Tony could see it.

“That’s…” Bruce began, still trying to process what Y/N had just said. “That’s okay, I guess. Peter’s a good kid. He’s Spider-Man, which I would have much rather seen your date was not, but he’s good.”

“Of course the two of you’re going!” Tony exclaimed like he had much say in the matter. “I’ll drive you up to the entrance in the red-”

“That, won’t, be necessary…” Y/N interrupted him, dragging out the pauses in between the words. “I really don’t want to make this into a big deal.”

“Oh nonsense! This is a big deal. I’m calling Pepper to set you up with a tailor for a fitting. She’ll gladly help you with accessories too, I’m sure. Any chance to shop with another woman is a chance taken with her. You’ll be in a good hands-”

Tony.” Her voice was loud, but she was still only speaking. Nevertheless was it enough to cause Tony to shut up and to really get the attention of both the men before her. She had never taken tone like that, not once in her entire life. “I mean it. No big deal.”

She and Tony looked at each other and Tony was the first one to break, diverting his eyes to the floor for a moment. “Alright, you got it, but I would really like for you to at least talk to Pepper. It doesn’t have to be a big deal, but you need a dress nonetheless. Might as well get it with Pepper.”

She kept looking at him, once again surprised by him but not startled like before. His voice was sincere, holding a trace of regret and making him almost apologize without actually saying he was sorry. “Okay… Maybe it was time I meet her anyway?” She questioned even though she had barely had chance to speak to those on the already, large, team. She concluded there was no correct order to get to know them all and would have to simply handle things as they came.

“I’ll give her a call and see when she can meet you.” Tony flashed a short and tight smile, feeling bad from having crossed the line with her. All he wanted was to get on her good side, treat her rightfully with her past in mind, and fill whatever disliked and unexplainable void he had from not having a child of his own. “I just came here to order your old man here to drop this all for now. You need a break, Banner.”

“I’ll have to agree with that.” She admitted, turning towards her dad along with Tony.

Fine. I’ll get back in the morning then.” Bruce gave in and straightened his back, stretching his arms up to his head and wincing at how stiff his neck and shoulders were. “What time is it?”

“Five past nine.” Y/N answered, glimpsing down at the watch around her wrist.

Really?” Bruce furrowed his eyebrows, catching a glimpse of his own watch as he lowered his arm which he had completely forgotten, seeing the time for himself. “I would have guessed six, seven, maybe.”

“You missed dinner, and you really missed it. I hired the chef from my favorite Indian place. Of course, that place is in India.”

Of course it is.” Y/N rolled her eyes with a hopeless smile as she started making her way outside, her casual tone yet another sign that she was starting to ease in to her new life to both Tony’s and Bruce’s joy. “Well, I’m heading downstairs to my workshop.”

“The equipment order arrives on Monday. You can always head up here if you need to borrow anything until then, as long as you return it.” Tony called to her as she was by the elevator.

“I’ll make do with what I have, thanks.” She smiled back at him as she stepped inside the elevator, waving towards her dad just before the doors could close. She pressed the floor of her workshop and leaned against the elevator wall, letting out a shaky breath from having told that she and Peter would go to homecoming together. She had never had friends, and if someone had told her only a few days prior that she would go to homecoming with a boy she had barely talked to, she would have told them they were insane. She had never gone to a dance of any kind, let alone had a date. A hollow feeling erupted in her stomach every time she thought about it, and she thought about it a lot. How couldn’t she? It was the most exciting, non-scientific or technical related, thing that had ever happened in her life.

The doors opened up and she turned left out into the hallway but could barely take a step before she nearly collided with someone. She looked up just in time and put her hands in front of herself, bouncing of the person like she had walked into a brick wall. She looked up at Thor who seemed just as surprised as she did by their sudden meeting.

“I’m sorry, Miss Banner. I wasn’t looking.” He apologized, placing his hands on each of her shoulders to steady her before taking a step back. “Are you alright?”

She pushed back her anxiousness of speaking to someone new and the fact that she was speaking to a literal god, letting her smile return. “I’m fine. I didn’t really look where I was going either. I’d ask you if you’re fine as well, but my guess is it takes a lot more than a teenage girl bumping into you to actually hurt you.”

Thor laughed, not too loud but still clearly, already liking the young woman he hadn’t gotten the chance to know. “I would say you need quite a lot more. Maybe if you were twice as big, wielded some kind of weapon, had large teeth… Maybe then I would be worried of bumping into you.”

“I’ll see what I can do.” She let out an airy huff and pulled her lips between her teeth to settle her wide smile.

“We haven’t gotten the chance to talk since you came here. I hope you find this tower to your liking?” Thor said whilst gesturing around them and towards the windows showing nighttime Manhattan it it’s full, glory.

“It’s everything I could have ever dreamt of and more. I love it here.”

“Wish I liked it as much as you do. It’s dull, in my opinion. Where are the grand halls? The golden decor?”

“I assume you have both of those in Asgard, then?”

“That and so much more. I’ll take you some time and show you what a real palace looks like.”

She swallowed dryly. Even if Thor had said what he had just for the sake of the conversation, the fact that the god of thunder had offered to take her with him to Asgard, a kingdom in a realm beyond her very comprehension, was enough to knock the words out of her for a few moments.

“I heard you and the Spider go to the same school?” Thor changed the subject, not bothering to call Peter by his name.

“Ehh, yes, we do. We have plenty of classes together and go to the same, voluntary class after school hours.” She confirmed and nodded her head. “We didn’t really talk to one another until I moved in here.”

“Talk to who?” Steve appeared, smiling between Y/N and Thor he had last seen at dinner a couple of hours earlier.

“The Spiderling.” Thor answered, turning his body slightly to the side to invite Steve in the conversation.

“Oh right, you attend the same school. I almost forgot that.” Steve recalled the night Y/N had first came to the tower and more specifically the realization between Y/N and Peter. “What do you two have planned for tonight? Talking in the middle of the hallway seems a little odd.”

“We bumped into one another.” Thor explained, keeping it short yet clear.

“I was just on my way to my workshop. I’m going to try and organize a bit and inventory everything, if I can.”

“I was looking for a drink. Care to join me?” Thor turned towards Steve with a hopeful smile that he would have some drinking company.

“Sorry, my friend, not today. I’m leaving tomorrow morning at seven and I want to arrive well rested.”

“Where are you going?” Y/N questioned, hears heating up as she realized how disappointed her tone had been.

“The new facility up state. I’ll be back on Wednesday again.” Steve assured, sensing that Y/N didn’t particularly like one of the few persons she had spoken to, to leave. “Hopefully this place will still be standing once I get back.”

Y/N stared at him, unable to tell which level of seriousness his words held. “Is- is that a legitimate concern you have?” She asked intimidatingly.

“Knowing the Avengers, anything and everything can happen in the blink of an eye, but no, I’m not worried, so you can sleep soundly whilst I’m away.” Steve smiled, winking jokingly at her.

“Excuse me.” Thor parted as he had caught sight of Clint further away heading towards the lounge and the bar, hurrying to catch up to him.

“Well alright, I’ll see you on Wednesday.” Steve turned back to Y/N. “You take care of yourself now, Banner. Make use of that workshop of yours.”

She followed him with her eyes as he too walked down the hallway, leaving her alone.

I will.”

Tell me what you think?

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I think anti civ leftists DO make some decent points about overproduction, unsafe and cheap products/food, etc, but it’s the profit motive encouraging this behavior, not civilization alone.

So I guess that’s where I split.

OMG 200+ Pro Ana Tips!

Important Note: This is a repost from my deleted Tumblr, it took me over 12 hours to write and make so please share it, it is my most important piece of work and most tips ever put together about pro ana, if you could like and share it would help me so much!

Everything I post Now has to have a Disclaimer like this to inform that I do not condone any of this tips I only post them to help everyone that asks me to and I advise not doing some of this unhealthy ones (Check out my safe ones instead)! Also, follow my Snapchat at (aothexie) for my daily tips and routine snaps!

Thank you so much, now enjoy!

001. Keep a thinspiration book. Get a really nice journal or something and print pictures of skinny models, tips, quotes, or workouts, and glue it in there. Look through it whenever you want to binge.

002. Keep a stack of magazines weighing the same amount you want to lose. When you lose weight remove some magazines from the stack. It will be thinspirational to see that pile slowly start to get smaller.

003. Eat on a blue or black plate. Dark colors usually make you feel fuller, faster. Better yet, eat on small dark plates.

004. When you want to eat something you shouldn’t, make a list of all the reasons you shouldn’t, and read it 20 times.

005. When you get a craving, count to 100 really slowly, and it might pass.

006. If you live by yourself, put up motivational pictures or numbers on the unsafe foods. Stick your goal weight to the peanut butter jar.

007. Get one of those three ring binders and make a section for each part of the body. Put all the exercises you’ve got in there according to what body part there for.

008. Pick one food for the day, like an apple. Cut it into 4 quarters. Eat one part for breakfast, one for lunch, one for dinner, and you’ve got one left over for a snack.

009. Take a Polaroid picture of yourself wearing nothing but your underwear. When you want to binge, look at it, and see all that fat that you need to get rid of? Carry it in your wallet whenever you go somewhere where there will be food.

010. If you live by yourself and prone to binges, buy only the food you need for the day. That way if you eat it, there isn’t anymore.

011. Eat with the opposite hand you normally do. Left handed people eat with their right hand, and vice versa.

012. Wear a rubber band around your wrist and snap it when you want to eat. You’ll train yourself not to think about eating.

013. Spend a little time every day on pro-anorexic sites or doing something completely and totally thinspirational.

014. Clean something gross like a litter box when you want to eat.

015. Wear tight tight jeans so you remember how much weight you have to lose.

016. Pour tons of something gross on your food like salt or dish soap so you can’t eat it. (if your eating out, use the former, and say you accidentally put too much salt on, and its too salty)

017. If you get really bad headaches it could possibly be from dehydration so drink lots of water.

018. Eat in front of the mirror. Hell, eat in front of the mirror naked and see how much you want to eat then.

019. Drink herbal teas. They have no calories. If you don’t like them unsweetened, buy some splenda. Or if you’re more in to natural stuff, try stevia, its like sugar, but no cals.

020. When you get the urge to eat chew sugar free gum. Just make sure you keep track of how much you have. Most kinds have 5 calories a piece.

021. Freeze your foods. I freeze yogurt and make ice cubes out of Crystal Lite. Frozen yogurts take forever to eat so you feel occupied longer.

022. When you go to a restaurant order something that’s not too unhealthy. Put half of it in a doggy bag and say your going to eat it tomorrow for lunch. Then eat half of what’s on your plate and “forget” the doggy bag in the restaurant.

023. Eat breakfast and lunch or just breakfast, never eat dinner cause if you eat dinner you don’t give your body enough time to burn off the calories.

024. Go shopping and try on clothes that you wish you could fit you and that should stop your craving for food.

025. Pinch all your fat if you want to eat and see how disgusting it is and then you’ll think that if you eat you’ll just add more to it and you don’t want that.

026. If you can go to your kitchen and take all the bad foods that you know you will binge on and just throw them away.

027. Make sure you get enough calcium. Take your vitamin.

028. If you sit a lot every hour get up and go crazy start dancing or jumping stupidly or anything like that it will boost your metabolism for a little.

029. Stay away from food and the kitchen there evil!(unless your parents are around, then pretend like you just finished getting a snack)

030. Have you ever noticed that most people who you see eating are fat? Well remember this if you eat like them you’ll be as fat as them.

031. Try to plan how much your going to eat and what there’s a 30% more chance you wont over eat then.

032. Look at supermodels do they look like they eat?! No! So if you REALLY want to look like them them don’t eat.

033. A calorie is a calorie so it doesn’t matter what kind you eat just eat under 1000 and you’ll lose weight.

034. Make a meal plan with all the days and put the limit of calories you’ll allow yourself to after you eat write down what you ate.

035. To keep a binge from coming go outside, do 20 pushups and then 20 jumping jacks after you won’t feel like eating anymore. Better yet, do them in front of the mirror. naked.

036. To boost your metabolism and keep you feeling full drink several green tea’s each day.

037. Every ana should take at least one multivitamin per day, no calories, but essential for every ana.

038. Two tablespoons of vinegar before the meal helps suck the fat out.

039. Caffeine is great ~ it decreases appetite.

040. Peppermint tea or lollies are a great appetite suppressant.

041. Diet Cola, Pepsi or Pepsi Max are 1 cal per can ~ drink, drink, drink…

042. Don’t stop moving’ ~ every cal counts.

043. Don’t swallow ~ chew and spit.

044. Eat seaweed or kelp pills ~ they say it boosts the metabolism.

045. Don’t slouch, sit straight ~ you burn more cals that way.

046. Dress down, more cals are burnt when you’re cold.

047. Lack of sleep stimulates appetite ~ but burns more cals.

048. Spicy foods boost the metabolism.

049. Eat negative cal foods.

050. Eat lots of celery ~ a negative cal food too.

051. Drink at least 3 liters of water per day ~ it will help you feel full.

052. Munch on ice cubes to create a feeling of fullness.

053. Take it slow ~ it takes 20 minutes for the stomach to realize it is full.

054. Eat lots of fiber ~ expands in your stomach to create a full feeling.

055. Don’t eat in front of the telly ~ concentrate on the food while you eat ~ you get more satisfied.

056. Eat vegetarian sausages instead of real meat.

057. Do 50 sit ups every morning ~ it will raise your metabolism and make you more motivated to do things throughout the day.

058. Cabbage makes you lose weight ~ but watch out for the smell!!!

059. Strawberries are lo cal and boost the metabolism.

060. Drink one glass of water every hour.

061. Eat negative calorie foods at least 2 times a day.

062. Weigh yourself before and AFTER every time you eat.

063. Exercise 2 times the amount of calories you eat.

064. Eat 6 small meals a day spaced about 3 hours apart. at 50 calories 6 times a day that is only 300 calories.

065. Let yourself binge once a week. and ONLY ONCE.

066. Eat standing up, move around while you eat.

067. Watch other people eat..and feel superior!!!

068. Find pictures of overweight people and put them in various places around your house.

069. Find a buddy, compete.

070. Once a week treat yourself. take a bubble bath..listen to relaxing music, get a massage, give yourself a manicure, a facial..etc. anything to pamper yourself…to relax …as a destresser..and to reward yourself for your good work for the week.

071. Spend a little time each day at pro anorexia sites. or reading your e-mails for motivation.

072. Until you reach your goal you want to wear tight jeans. baggy tops are great. but make sure your jeans are tight.

073. Ever noticed how (most anyway) little kids are skinny? They are always running around! Take their example.

074. Stay cold.

075. If you feel like you’re going to eat, but don’t need it, put a few drops of vinegar on your tongue.

076. Cut your food into tiny pieces.

077. Eat with chop sticks if you’re alone.

078. Write in a journal as much as you need to to keep you from eating.

079. Work on a Rexy “Bible” with sayings, pictures, tips, and whatever you want.

080. Make a drawing or collage that reminds you of your goals and keeps you motivated.

081. Stand whenever you can.

082. Move whenever you can.

083. Keep your hands busy.

084. Practice visualizing yourself thin.

085. Eat only half of the recommended serving, then go back for the rest later.

086. When eating with friends, try to talk as much as possible. This way they stuff themselves and you burned cals talking and not eating.

087. If you must eat at the table with the family do not pile food upward on your plate. Try to keep it close to the plate and spread out this way your plate looks full with lots of food, but isn’t.

088. If you must eat at the table, talk a lot and take a drink with EVERY bite or every other bite to fill up and make you look active at the table.

089. The best aerobic exercises are stair stepping, walking up hill, and biking. Be sure to hit the weights first though. Try to stick to low impact exercises…also swimming is good.

090. When you’re at the grocery store, you should look around at people and note their fatness. Look at what is in their cart and realize that those foods are making and keeping them fat. Therefore you don’t need or want them.

091. If you are feeling unstable around food, look at it and say (out loud or to yourself) “I CONTROL THE FOOD! THE FOOD DOES NOT CONTROL ME!”

092. Ditch the all or nothing frame of mind. So you ate to much…STOP RIGHT NOW. Don’t wait to stop after your fifth sixth or seventh doughnut! I mean come on that’s at least another 300 cals and 24 grams of fat you stopped from going into your body.

093. Avoid liquid calories.

094. Take your multivitamin. Take a calcium supplement too.

~Sammie ❤️

And thus an unlikely alliance was born.

It started with petty crimes - lifting a lollipop from the corner store, dropping a lightly used napkin by the disposable bin and not picking it up, leaving a shopping cart in the middle of an empty parking space rather than returning it to it’s corral. But things quickly escalated, leading both to a life of hard crime, threatening local store owners for fry bits and causing young adults gastrointestinal distress with unsafely spicy foods. Beach City would never be the same. 

shoutout to ppl with unconventional trauma

who lived through tense situations where they were terrified, who’s fear was programmed into them by the people around them, who were mistreated, lied to, and manipulated, who lived in environments that made them feel unsafe, who had their food, safety, and support system messed with, who were overexposed to an unsafe world, who’s trauma was the result of other disorders.

your trauma is valid, even if you were never hit or assaulted. even if people deny you went through emotional abuse. even if you feel you have no place in the trauma recovery community because no one is like you. you matter.

Free market good ending would be having Milton Friedman and all other right libertarians taste test various unsafe foods so consumers can figure out what company not to buy from

Safe and Unsafe Food List

Safe Beverages:
-black coffee
-diet soda
-half/half tea

Safe Breakfast:
-toast with only light jelly
-low-fat vanilla yogurt

Safe Lunch/Dinner:
-proportioned turkey, chicken, and fish (not fried)
-salad w/ light italian dressing
-minestrone or broccoli soup
-cheese sticks
-light (of half-size) sandwiches

Unsafe Beverages:
-sugary coffees
-non-diet soda

Unsafe Breakfast:
-doughnuts, pancakes, waffles, biscuits
-sugary cereal

Unsafe Lunch/Dinner:
-red meats
-potatoes (fries, mashed, baked)
-fried meat of any kind
-grilled cheese
-Ramen Noodles
-chips and dip
-all desserts
-pies, cookies, cakes
-all breads (except for wheat bread used proportionally for safe foods)
-all Mexican and Italian dishes
-mozzerella sticks
-condiments (dressings, butter, ect…)

I have gained so much lately and I know I am over 140 now. It has to stop. I started laxatives again and I haven’t taken my medication in quite some time. I am depressed and can’t handle how much I weigh anymore. I tried to be positive about it and look on the bright side. Like, “oh wow so curvy and sexy!” But really I am just fat with tons of cellulite and stretch marks on my thighs and butt. I get physically sick looking at my naked self in the mirror and it really is a shame. Something has to change and it starts now. I have to clean up my diet.

Phases of going gluten free

1) Finding out you have Celiacs/gluten intolerance: Wut, this is impossible! How can perfectly good food poison me? This is so stupid. I’ll just try it for a couple weeks and see how I do.

2) Feeling better: I feel so alive! Where did all this energy come from? How have I been existing before this point? I can take over the world now! I have to tell EVERYONE!

3) Shame/sadness: Everyone’s going to think I’m just doing this for attention. I can’t eat out or drink with my friends anymore :(

4) Exploring gluten free products: Well this bread isn’t too bad… neither are these cookies. Why is it so expensive? I guess I can live this way. Maybe I should try making my own food?

5) First time getting glutenated after feeling healthy on a GF diet: OH FUCK ME. I’m never touching gluten again. *cries* Maybe I’ll just subsist on air and water, it will make the pain go away!

6) First time getting glutenated by a product that says GLUTEN FREE all over it: FUCK YOU you stupid heartless company! Don’t you realize that you’re seriously making people ill? WTF is wrong with you? I shouldn’t have tried any new foods.

7) Paranoia: Everything has gluten in it. I’m just going to eat protein, fruit, and vegetables.

8) Gradually introducing new processed gluten free foods: I hope I don’t get sick after this.

9) Acceptance/equilibrium: I finally know what I can and can’t eat! My energy levels, overall health, and mood are better and more consistent. Hurrah!

It took me a few years to go through all of this. Basically I had to learn to listen to my body, ignore the judgements, and say no to unsafe foods and situations.

Pizza of the Gods

Kofi debuts a new app that lets customers customize their pizzas at his restaurant. Steven loves using the app, but soon starts abusing it with increasingly complex orders. When Steven finds himself banned from Fish Stew Pizza, he decides to make his own pizzeria and calls on the Gems for help. The whole town shows up at the opening, which quickly descends into chaos with Pearl constantly rearranging the tables, Lapis treating customers with sarcasm and derision, and Amethyst cooking food that’s unsafe for human consumption.

On Food Past Its Expiration Date

My mom always said that expiration dates are for suckers, but if you feel that you don’t really trust something that’s been in the back of the fridge for a while then DON’T EAT IT. Eating something that could pose a hazard to your health is not worth it, because hunger is better than food poisoning or a trip to the hospital.

Tips for testing questionable food:

~Look for mold, discoloration, residue, and liquids where there should be none. Drinks can expire, too. You don’t want to know what half-decade-old juice looks like.

~Smell it. Use proper lab procedure if you like, this has saved me from retching when I was super hungry and investigating containers that unexpectedly smelled awful.

~Taste a small bit. You’d be surprised what the body can handle in small doses. I do this with old milk because I can’t smell it for some reason.

It doesn’t take all that much to be safe when you can’t afford to be sick, and you don’t have to test everything all the time. Just do it with the food you don’t trust, and you’ll get the knack of recognizing unsafe foods soon enough.

Also: this is what our ancestors did to test if foods were ok to eat in the wild, as well.

anonymous asked:

Can not eating enough days in a row cause headaches, sadness, and feeling anxious/nauseous?

Yes. Symptoms of underrating include: low mood, increased heart rate or ‘jumpiness’, lack of energy, poor concentration, headaches, inability to sleep, and more.

The Psychological Effects of Under-Eating

Moods and feelings:

  • Depression: Mood is badly affected by under-eating. Many of the nutrients in food affect the emotional centres of our brain and reducing these nutrients or affecting their balance has an adverse effect on mood. Under-eaters generally feel depressed, low, and prone to be easily irritated or enraged.
  • Panic: Very low weight under-eaters may feel spaced out a lot of the time and not in touch with their feelings. But panic attacks are a common symptom which is often associated with panic about weight gain. Panic symptoms are not just emotional; they commonly arise if the body’s stress systems are not getting the nutrients they need to keep us balanced and able to cope with life. Panic attacks onlysubside when weight becomes normal for your age and height.
  • Obsessions and Compulsions: One of the most prominent changes of under-eating is heightened obsessiveness. This refers to the tendency to be inflexible and to carry out rigid routines. One may feel compelled to walk a certain distance each day and some people may become very anxious about keeping things clean and tidy. This may interfere with the ability to be spontaneous and relaxed.
  • Withdrawal & Looking Inward: Under-eating can make you feel better in the short term especially if people draw attention to your willpower or weight loss. But a person will become prone to withdrawal and a great deal of self-focus if under-eating continues and becomes a way of life. Some people with the eating disorder anorexia nervosa have a very poor social life but a very vivid inner life, which is expressed by writing stories or poetry. Such writings are usually about the emotional pain of the disorder but sufferers are closed from the experiences of life outside.  This can be explained by the effects of undernourishment in the brain; also, the tendency to avoid the company of other people is encouraged by low mood and over focusing on all the rituals which must be done to keep hunger at bay.
  • Loss of Sexual Feelings: A loss of sexual appetite is expected and is due to hormonal changes.
  • Feeling Fat: The phenomenon of feeling fat or bigger than you are is common among under-eaters whether they have an eating disorder or not, and predictably this leads to more restraint. We do not fully understand WHY this happens and experts believe that the experience of fatness is really a sensing of all the buried feelings which have led to the need to under-eat in the first place. Fat feelings increase with weight loss if a person is already underweight, and thus eating more, rather than striving for even more weight loss is the only solution to the problems of “feeling huge”

Thinking and Consciousness

  • Thinking: Is affected by consistent under-eating. This is not surprising since the brain requires a great deal of energy to “compute”. One effect of under-eating for a while is that thinking becomes inflexible so that it can become difficult to set priorities and switch easily from one task to another.
  • Concentration: is always impaired, although not everyone is aware of this because they force themselves to focus on the task in hand. Indeed, under-eaters often describe themselves as more alert and purposeful but this cannot be sustained for long. Constant thinking about food and weight, which is a side effect of under-eating, can interfere with the ability to attend to other things.
  • Obsession about Food and Weight: One who under-eats for any reason starts thinking more about food and also about their weight if they are also sensitive about what they weigh. This may lead someone to become fanatically interested in cooking, cooking for other people, recipes, books about nutrition, and they even dream about food and eating. Sometimes they give up old interests and other hobbies.
  • Depth of Thinking: Among people who under-eat, consciousness may contract. The best way to explain this is that very little seems to matter, in some cases all you might think about is how to get or avoid the next meal, how to control your weight. Or how to ensure that your food is “right” for you. This makes it very hard for someone to give attention to other things. A narrow range of consciousness will lead in many cases to social inadequacies such as a lack of empathy and difficulty in sharing experiences of connection and joy.
  • Hearing a Voice: One comment effect of under-eating is that many people start to hear a Voice which tells them to eat even less. This Voice may also tell them that they are greedy if they even think of eating more, or eating a food which could cause weight gain. Sadly, if there is extreme under-eating, the Voice threatens to punish the person who thinks it might be a good idea to try to eat more.
  • Irrational Thinking: The effects of poor nourishment on the brain may lead to difficulty in making good sense of day to day impressions and experiences and this in turn will result in unhelpful interpretations of everyday events. If someone is critical, for example, this may be interpreted as that they “have it in for you” whereas the ability to think rationally may lead you to the conclusion that they are simply having a bad day.
  • Food Vilification: Do you have a list of good foods and bad foods or safe foods and unsafe foods? Perhaps you feel instantly fat and worthless even if you even think of eating a forbidden food, or horrible if you have eaten a small amount of chocolate? These are irrational thoughts cause the brain to play tricks on your experience and keep you trapped in an unhappy relationship with food.


  • Changes in feeling and thinking as a result of under-eating is going to have a great impact on personal behaviour and relationships in ways described above. People who have under-eaten for a long time, come to think that this is part of their personality and they are not aware that how they think, feel and behave is only the effect of their eating habits. In other words the real self is being “masked.”
  • Cravings: The strongest effect of under-eating on behaviour is caused by powerful cravings, usually for foods rich in sugar and fat. Some people respond to these cravings by doing all sorts of things to keep their mouth and appetite distracted, such as exercising excessively, smoking, drinking alcohol or even sucking stones. For other people, their control of cravings is undermined by binge eating, which in turn will lead to more efforts at restraint and in some cases harmful acts such as purging, and more cravings down the line. A great deal of research exists to prove that food cravings are in fact biologically driven as a result of under-eating/low weight and will not resolve unless the person is able to eat a diet which is nutritionally dense, sufficient in calories. Cravings will also persist until someone is a healthy weight.

Physical Effects

  • Under-eating at any weight has a marked effect on physical health. There is a common misperception that under-eating prolongs life and this is reinforced by evidence that consistent overeating does indeed reduce life span. The exact effects of under-eating depend on the nature and the extent of the diet and the degree of weight loss. In no particular order of importance:
  • Heart, Circulation and Temperature: The heart is a muscle which can be eroded by extreme under-eating and thus becomes weaker. Blood pressure may fall to dangerous levels and pulse rate slows up. Sluggish circulation can lead to ulcers on the legs and feelings of extreme cold. But the most worrying effect of a weakened heart would be if arrhythmia occurred (irregular beating).
  • Sex Hormones and Infertility: In order to protect more important life processes, sex hormone production is interrupted. Sexual feelings decrease, and the signs of puberty in females and males disappear, such as menstruation and nocturnal emissions respectively. Normal functioning may be delayed even after a return to normal eating and weight.
  • Bones: Hormonal and nutritional changes have a profoundly disturbing effect on bone growth and density. The years of puberty are the time when bones grow and strengthen. Should they fail to do so at this time they will never recover. The result in later life will be osteoporosis, stooping and a high risk of fracture.
  • Digestion: The digestive tract in under-eaters slows right down and as a result food moves slowly through it and feels uncomfortable. This explains the heightened sensitivity to feelings of fullness and bloatedness, which is misleading.
  • Skin and Hair: The effects of under-eating are variable from one person to the other. Skin can become dry and show signs of early ageing. It may turn orange in the very low weight, or may be covered in very fine fuzz. Some people find that their hair becomes thin.
  • Sleep and Rest: Under-eaters find it hard to sleep and may wake early with a sense of restlessness which drives them to go out and exercise.

The Conclusion

  • Under-eating has specific effects which are universal and which change every aspect of personality. Some distressing symptoms when a person tries to eat more are directly caused by under-eating. Example: being bloated is caused by under-eating and is not usually a sign that you have eaten too much.
  • Your personality, thoughts and feelings are directly affected by what you eat.
  • The effects of under-eating are dangerous.
  • Under-eating may make you feel special and stronger but this is the eating disorder telling you that this is so and this eating disorder also makes you unhappy and tired.
  • Under-eating will keep you locked in to the eating problem by making you more obsessed and preoccupied by food and more irrational about how you really look; more inflexible and more easily bloated.
  • All of these horrible symptoms – including self hatred and feeling fat, will begin to recede if a person is able to start eating and regain a healthier body weight. If weight is already low, you may need some expert support to help you manage this change and keep you safe.

Source: http://eating-disorders.org.uk/information/the-effects-of-under-eating/

Here’s How Long Your Food Actually Lasts

Last week, ATTN: reported that expiration dates often cause many Americans to needlessly throw away food and contribute to the $165 billion worth of food that goes to waste every year. It turns out many expiration dates are meaningless and merely scare us into squandering perfectly edible food.

Business Insider recently used the site StillTasty to create the perfect image that shows just how long certain foods can stay in your fridge and pantry before they go bad. StillTasty gathers information from the USDA, the FDA, the CDC, and food manufacturers to determine when foods go bad. As we pointed out in our previous piece, many foods are okay to eat well after their “sell-by” or expiration dates. The National Resource Defense Council (NRDC) says that expiration dates are merely “suggestions by the manufacturer for when the food is at its peak quality, not when it is unsafe to eat.”

anonymous asked:

Wait why is it dangerous to replace protein powder wit chocolate milk? Is this something I should know about?

In the specific case it’d taste super different so you’re unlikely to cause that much harm. In general, “pranking” someone by replacing some of their food with something different is incredibly dangerous:

  • if they have food allergies you could kill them
  • if they are on certain medications that are unsafe with specific foods you could kill them
  • if they have diabetes you could seriously impact their health
  • in general, it’s a really major violation of peoples’ autonomy to try to trick them into eating things they wouldn’t eat willingly. 

This is an amazingly popular flavor of prank - “X is a vegan so I just tell him the cookies are vegan, lol” “that skinny bitch ordered a skim latte but I made it whole fat, haha” but it’s actually not safe, let alone okay. (And tampering with the calorie content of peoples’ meals because you think they’re too thin is unspeakably evil, says someone who has been constantly worried everyone is doing that to her ever since she first saw a comment about it received approvingly.)

If you, like, want to make rolls with cricket flour and you think your friends will love them but only if they aren’t told about the crickets, you should ask in general terms in advance if they’re okay with being introduced to new weird foods that way.