Natural flavor of beaver butt and Let’s fight the good fight.

Food babe is hilarious here.  I almost fell off my chair, so this is a must share.

I never thought I would become as involved in my diet as I am currently.  I’m typically a carefree person and do not get too restrictive on much of everyday life.  Nothing is ever black and white so it seems like an easy choice to hang in the grey area.  The obesity and health issues related to food are so overwhelmingly clear that it’s hard to continue to stay on the sidelines.  It’s incredibly disappointing to realize the leaders in our nutritional industries are dropping the ball.  We have put trusts in our government and big corporation for too long and they are again neglecting our wellbeing for their own capital success. (Sadly, this isn’t something new and it will continue to happen.) There’s no reason to add chemicals or gmo materials into your body. The food producers use these chemicals and additives to increase shelf-life, to increase production and  to make bigger, fatter, heavier (in turn unhealthier) animals/vegetables.  They do it simply to make more profit. No regards to what it will do to the people who eat this stuff.  (Do you think they eat it?)

Let’s affect change and let’s do it together – (very easy and minimal effort on our part)
If all of us just take little steps to pay attention and ask questions, we can little by little correct our misguided thoughts that were fed to us about health and nutrition.  I am not much of an activist but I believe that “little hinges swing big doors”.  I join this fight by constantly looking at labels and ingredients of the products and produces I buy.  Although it’s a little more expensive, I tried to buy organic, grass-fed or local.  It is certainly not at 100%, maybe closer 75% but every little bit counts.  The takeaway here, the call to action is simply to buy organic or buy from smaller companies/farms who pay attention to quality over quantity.  There are sooo many benefits but I will only talk about the most important one because it counts the most. You It’s good for your own body, your own health.  It’s the easiest way to show yourself some tlc.  We eat day in and day out.  We eat 3 times a day.  We eat more often, in small portion control.  It’s not something we can ever stop so it needs to be paid attention to.

Now if we all do it, our food suppliers will have to take notice and make adjustments to accommodate our demands. It will be the “little hinge that swing big doors”.  It’s the small 20% of the 80% in Pareto’s law that can make the difference here.  This is the power we have.  We have the money in our hands.  We have the demand.  We are the customers and we are always right.  Demand better for ourselves.  We deserve it.

PS. I sure hope you like this post, it’s one i’m really passionate about.

Jonesing for attention? Want to look badass? Drink Black Water

What?! Crazy people coming up with stuff to sell.
I kinda like it tho.

I know, I know.  I fall for gimmicks.  I can’t help it.  The way I see it, if i have the bean$ and it’s good for you and it’s purrty and it makes me happy. i do what i want.
I love to look good while doing stuff that – one,  is good for you. two, something i have to do anyway.  multitask. Think about fashion or Apple’s entire concept.  It’s how the world works.  You think that ugly* outfit that person put on wasn’t a choice??  of course it is.  freedom of expression.  don’t hold yourself down.  you do what you want.

BLK water – i certainly wont live off it but hell yes i’m going to try it.

Here’s what they tout:
1. Alkaline Ph
2. Mineral ladened
3. Electrolytes
4. Zero calories
5. Taste like water
6. Looks badass! (ok, this last one was from me)

Images from blk.beverages and khaleejesque

*remember kiddies, ugly is just a word and it’s subjective.  use it cautiously and wisely.

Peter Attia: Is the obesity crisis hiding a bigger problem?

Could the precursors to diabetes cause obesity, and not the other way around?

I am guilty of judging people based on their weight.  It’s incredibly daunting for me as I’m not a very empathetic person, to wrap my head about it.  I think a lot about it recently because it upsets me to think about my parents and their health and the choices they make concerning food.   I truly believe that your health is primarily based on the food you eat and it’s a choice you make.   As difficult as it is to control, it’s equally difficult to remain diligent too.  I get judged all the time.  When I say that I am watching my diet, I get haters looking at my small, petite frame questioning why I am.   I am thin because I work hard at it.  I fucking love bagels and croissants and ice creaming.  Yes ice creaming is the best activity ever!  But like everything else you cant do it everyday, especially 3x a day.  i feel bad if i am offending people.  i get offended when im hated on if i dont eat that cheesecake or cupcake.  i much prefer pies and pastries and pasta and rice, then i get my ass to zumba to work it off.  i eat my spinach and i drink my water and i lay off drugs and i try to limit alcohol and cigs to a handful a year.  It’s a hard fucking balance so lay off me and i’ll lay off you.  let’s fight this fight together.  i totally meant to talk about starting an organic, small farm movement but i completely went off course.  im tired and hungry. im going to take my fish oil pill and go to sleep now. good night.