why we eat right

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Kana has much to learn and Nina will later have consequences to face

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“So I’m helping my girlfriend clean out her closet (literally, shut up), and I noticed that a lot of what she was getting rid of was of the XL size. That didn’t look right to me, and here’s why:
They fit me. I don’t say that to be silly or ironic.

It pisses me off.

I am not an extra large man, and, more importantly, a woman my size is NOT an extra large woman. This bullshit right here is why we have 8 year olds with eating disorders. This shit right here is why men shout “fucking fat hog!” at even nominally curvy girls on the street. This is why men who think sexism is a “myth” perpetuated by liberal pussies are Full. Of. Shit.

Fuck body shaming.”

This is how to be a man and a feminist. 

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Fresh or Frozen - which is more nutritious? Most are under the assumption that fresh is better, but that may not always be the case! Find out why:

Confession

My mom is African and she had just finished making some roast beef and she called me to have a taste. So she cut me a piece and I ate it and then said ‘damn mom..I’ve been thinking…maybe I should go Vegan. Cows..they have souls and hearts. Why do we just eat them..who gives them the right and she dead ass looked me in the eye and said “Well we are not eating their soul or heart baby” and I for some reason found that so funny because she sounded so funny yet serious with the accent and all that lmfao wow

Don’t diet, just eat healthy.

There are several fad diets that will lead to successful weight loss if you follow them exactly as they are designed. That doesn’t mean every food that fits into a diet is a healthy food, but it does mean you have to change your eating patterns to fit the diet’s rules.

Rather than worry about following a fad diet, think about your health and your lifestyle instead. Start by learning which foods are good for you.

The closer a food is to its natural state, the better it is for you. Fresh fruits and berries are great and will satisfy a craving for sweets. Whole vegetables have lots of vitamins and minerals, so eat more green, orange and yellow vegetables. Steam them to retain the most nutritional value and be careful with sauces, they may be high in calories and fats that aren’t good for you.

Any pasta or baked goods should be made from whole grains. Avoid sugary snacks and pastries as well. An apple is good for you, an apple pie really isn’t.

Shop for lean meats and don’t forget the fish. The omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids in ocean fish are often deficient in our diets, so serve seafood two or three times per week. Baked fish and chicken are healthier than fried, and lean meats like bison or venison may be healthier than higher fat beef.

Processed lunch meats, hot dogs, bacon, and sausages have a lot of saturated fat and nitrates in them you don’t want in your body. If you love these meats, you can find healthier versions sold at health food stores.

Remember to eat a variety of foods to get all of the vitamins and minerals you need to be healthy.

Stick to water, milk and 100% fruit and vegetable juices as your main beverages and limit sugary soft drinks. If you get tired of plain water, add a slice of lemon or lime to add a touch of flavor. For kids, try some fruit juice jazzed up with carbonated water.

Unhealthy Foods

  • Battered and deep fried foods
  • Sugary sodas
  • Processed lunch meats
  • Greasy snack chips
  • White bread and refined pasta
  • Most canned spaghetti and ravioli
  • Sugary breakfast cereals
  • Frozen fried chicken, fish sticks and corn dogs

Healthy Foods

  • Green and brightly colored vegetables
  • Dark leafy greens and lettuce
  • Fresh fruits and berries
  • Lean turkey and chicken
  • Nuts, dried fruits and healthy snacks
  • Whole grain breads and pasta
  • Healthy cooking oils like canola and olive oils
  • Grass fed beef and bison
  • Cold water oily ocean fish
  • Low fat milk or soy beverages
  • Nuts, seeds, and legumes

Assess Your Lifestyle

Once you learn which foods are good for you, you need to look at your eating habits. If the foods you eat are not healthy, you might want to work within your habits and current lifestyle conditions, since they are usually tough to change. Consider these questions, then read on for tips to help you add healthy foods:

  • Do you eat because you are bored, sad, or happy?
  • Do you snack in front of the TV without even giving it much thought?
  • Are most of your meals eaten at home or in restaurants?
  • How often do you eat fast food?
  • Do you like to cook?
  • How often do you grocery shop?
  • Do you skip breakfast or lunch, then overeat later in the day?
  • How big are the portions you consume?
  • Do you crave sweets?
  • Are there foods you won’t give up?

Healthy eating is not about strict nutrition philosophies, unrealistically thin, or depriving yourself of the foods you love. Rather, it’s about feeling great, having more energy, and keeping yourself as healthy as possible– all of which can be achieved by learning some nutrition basics and using them in a way that works for you.

Healthy eating begins with learning how to “eat smart”—it’s not just what you eat, but how you eat. Your food choices can reduce your risk of illnesses such as heart disease, cancer, and diabetes, as well as defend against depression. Additionally, learning the habits of healthy eating can boost your energy, sharpen your memory and stabilize your mood. You can expand your range of healthy food choices and learn how to plan ahead to create and maintain a satisfying, healthy diet.