5 Tips for Eating Healthier

Definitely agree with this list. I do these things daily, only I would say try 100% whole grain versus just whole wheat(3). I also agree bake, don’t fry, but another option is to steam (especially with vege broth)(5). Also try to go “unprocessed” but less processed is always best(2).

Vegan Food Addict

The colder months bring with them the holidays, which just so happen to revolve around a plethora of food. Having enjoyed my Thanksgiving feast just a few days ago, I feel that eating healthy for a while is in order.

One in three American children is overweight or obese, which is nearly triple the rate seen in 1963 (source). As for adults, over 35% are obese according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. With obesity comes a gamut of health issues including type 2 diabetes, heart disease and strokes, in addition to certain types of cancer (source). In the past, these weight-related issues were seen only in adults. Now, however, it is becoming common to see them in children; a huge red flag signalling that we need to do something about this.

The good news is that much of the obesity epidemic can be…

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Don’t Eat Anything With a Face

Not so eye opening for me, but it is always a good reminder. I love hearing these things that support what I am doing and make me feel better when I am in a world of people who mostly don’t agree with what I am doing. 

This can be very informative for many people though who don’t know this information. 

5 Things Men Need To Learn About Women

Too true

JamesMSama.com

Sure, we have all met some women who seem to be more complicated than Chinese algebra. Even the famous Oscar Wilde remarked: Women are meant to be loved, not understood.

But, I do think that as men, we over-complicate women because we expect them to be just like us. It’s natural for anyone to project their own qualities onto others and become confused when they don’t fit the mold, but once we step outside of ourselves and see people as they are, and not as we are, our vision becomes clearer.

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It doesn’t matter what you say, it matters how she feels.

A woman’s honesty to herself is unparalleled, because her self-esteem is rooted where it should be, in herself. You can call her beautiful or sexy or gorgeous every single day, but if she doesn’t feel it, it won’t get through to her.

You need to make her feel

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How Far We Haven’t Come: All of the Terrible Ways the Media Treated Women in 2013 in One Video

Wow. This really spells it out. We are moving forward, but slowly.

NewsFeed

When it comes to the portrayal and treatment of women in the media, we’ve come a long way since the Mad Men era. And yet, in 2013, it’s still not unusual to hear messages like “I’m not saying she deserved to be raped, but…” or “Women just aren’t as good at math as men” crop up on the web or on TV.

The Representation Project, a 501c3 nonprofit that aims to challenge gender stereotypes in media, created the above supercut to show just how pervasive sexism still is in the media.

We’ve come pretty far, but not far enough.

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Vegan Hot Chocolate

DELICIOUS!!! 

Got the recipe from: http://chocolatecoveredkatie.com/2012/01/26/the-perfect-hot-chocolate/

The recipe: 

“The Perfect Hot Chocolate

(Serves 1)

Based on this recipe.

  • 2/3 cup milk of choice
  • 1/3 cup full-fat canned coconut milk (for notes on lower-cal options, see nutritional info link below)
  • 2 T cocoa powder
  • 1/16 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • sweetener, such as 1 stevia packet or 1 tablespoon sugar or agave

Combine all ingredients and stir. Either cook on the stovetop, or: microwave 30 seconds, stir, microwave 30 more seconds, stir, microwave 30 more seconds or until hot and completely mixed.”

 I used organic unsweetened soy milk and my sweetener of choice was raw coconut sugar. I also had to whisk it all together to get it to mix. 

I actually accidentally dumped in way too much canned coconut milk, then estimated the rest of the soy milk and ended up having to add some almond milk because I ran out of soy milk. I then estimated the rest of the recipe to taste and it still ended up really good I just made too much and had to save some. Might try it as chocolate milk for later and if thats not good I’ll heat it again. 

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I then added some quinoa cereal and it was deliciously chocolatey.