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All set for the day. Loving my @fitmarkbags box. Carting food around is essential for me and this makes it soo easy!!!!

#IIFYM #iifymgirls #weighttraining #weightlifting #fitness #health #nicebag

I like living. I have sometimes been wildly, despairingly, acutely miserable, racked with sorrow; but through it all I still know quite certainly that just to be alive is a grand thing.

Agatha Christie (via sunflower-mama)

Anonymous asked:

Thanks for posting that article about clean eating. I get upset if I eat something that's not good for me. And I watch this youtuber called "freelee the banana girl"-- have you heard of her? She's awful. She makes people feel so guilty. But I watch her videos everyday. I'm not a vegan but I get upset if I eat a dairy product, or meat, or candy or cake or anything. So thanks for the article, it helped me relate with other similar people. Also whats your opinion of veganism? I ❤️ your blog btw 😊

bananasandkale:

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bananasandkale:

Hey lovely, I’m so glad you enjoyed the article and are able to see that restrictive, mentally damaging relationships with food is definitely not the optimal way to be healthy and lose weight!
Funny you mention her, as my ‘best friend’ is vegan and is obsessed with her and other vegans alike. I’m barely even close with her anymore as her obsession with shoving her own beliefs down my own and everyone around hers’ throats was over bearing, rude, ridiculously inconsiderate and SO Hypocritical because when I was vegan (yes I was vegan for a year, for all my newbie followers) I never ever pushed my beliefs onto others or tried to convince them nor judged them for their own lifestyle choices. Unfortunately a lot of vegans and vegetarians are like this and it confuses me to see so many of them shunning people who aren’t doing EVERYTHING to save the animals as opposed to simply encouraging them making smarter choices with regards to the other life forms on this planet.

Personally, since being vegan and transitioning away from it. I don’t promote it as a healthy lifestyle choice and I think without proper nutritional guidance, tracking and education it is near impossible to meet the appropriate daily nutritional requirements (particularly for men) whilst living on a vegan diet. That’s my piece of cake and I know I have a LOT of veg friendly followers who will disagree. But if you can’t respect others opinions/viewpoints/beliefs than how do you expect them to want to hear about yours?

Because of this post I went and explored Freelee The Banana Girl’s You Tube channel. That was not a good idea at all. She just pissed me off with her fatphobic and judgmental attitude. She literally said that if I health professional is overweight then you should question or disregard their recommendations because they should be “slim, lean, and lean”. She goes onto say that we have to hold health professionals to a higher standard and they should take all the advice that they give out. Because, you know, fat health professionals obviously don’t know anything about their field of study but lean health professionals, those people are always right and will never lead their patients and followers astray

Seriously, fuck Freelee The Banana Girl. She’s just another fat shaming skinny bitch that wants to shove her own views (raw vegan fruitarian) down other’s throats and make money.

Don’t even get me on the fact she feeds her dogs a vegan diet. 

Brb praising you so hard rn for being badass hahaha

Well that’s some interesting reading….. LOL

Anonymous asked:

Your life looks amazing

Yes. It is. I love my life. It’s not perfect, and it might not be amazing to some, but its mine. My partner and little family make it what it is. Let me assure you though I’ve been through some of the shittest times and there will likely be more shit times, but you know what? They make me appreciate my life so much more 😉

The Perils of Clean Eating - Healthy Living, Heavy Lifting

bananasandkale:

One of the most important articles regarding the dangers of clean eating I have read in quite a while. I think some of you might find it a bit of a wake up call so PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE read x

This is a great article. Everything in moderation is so important and its something I learnt the hard way. Since I have allowed myself to eat the foods I want at the calories I need I have not binged or had any diet related problems. I still have to eat clean and healthy foods because of my IBS and other health problems but I allow myself the things I want. Eating by macros has been great for me X