The truth about cravings and how to control them in a healthy way :)
The meaning of glycemic index (GI) :
a measure of how quickly blood sugar levels (i.e. levels of glucose in the blood) rise after eating a particular type of food.
check here for a list of the glycemic index and glycemic load for more than 100 common foods.
recommended amount of sugar per day:
for women : 6 tbsp. (30 g) of sugar.
for men : 9 tbsp. (45 g) of sugar.
(1 tbsp. of sugar = to 5 g)
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And forever we’ll be riiiiiisiiiiinnnnnngggggg…
So I have a cute little helpful thing
I made this a while ago and it just helped me so hey
I have this little index card box, and I have it for when I am need of something
So I have four sections, one for physical. So if I can’t sleep or if my stomach hurts or I have been having trouble with my energy level
I resort to there
I write on an index the title of the situation I need help with and then list what usually helps me
Whether its a medicine, thinking pattern or process, or whatever
And then in anxiety I put different meditations and some cognitive behavioral therapy info which both help
Then I have safety which is very important
I have a little card that one of my therapists made for me where she listed distractions, reasons for living, and your support group of people that know what’s going on that support you. I have helpline cards & numbers listed as well as methods I have to keep me from hurting myself
Then I have sad
Where I have put what to do when I have given up or am lazy and can’t do anything
So I have things to motivate me, such as cleaning (it’s a comfort to me), making lists, or just like using a fuck yeah attitude
Then for other sad moments I have little distractions that can cheer me up and take my mind off of whatever’s going on or relax me
The last picture is the little box and my mental health folder where I keep big papers with more in depth info (and less personalized) on this type of stuff that I get from nurses and psychologists n stuff
Okay well I’d really encourage people to make this because its nice and its been able to help me more than once
Also decorate it and put stickers on it. Stickers are cute
I should try this.
If there is a country that has committed unspeakable atrocities in the world, it is the United States of America. They don’t care for human beings.
Remembering the unvarnished truth of Mandela’s words means refusing to let anybody sanitize his legacy. As the United States attempts to piggyback on Mandela’s revolutionary spirit, never forget that it was the CIA who helped jail him for 28 years. His sentiments toward our imperialist government reflect what our government remorselessly tries to keep we citizens from seeing, that indeed ”…the United States now feels that they are the only superpower in the world and they can do what they like" regardless of who we harm in the process.
Here are a few more quotes we are unlikely to see in the mainstream press:
“When a man is denied the right to live the life he believes in, he has no choice but to become an outlaw.”
"A critical, independent and investigative press is the lifeblood of any democracy. The press must be free from state interference. It must have the economic strength to stand up to the blandishments of government officials. It must have sufficient independence from vested interests to be bold and inquiring without fear or favor. It must enjoy the protection of the constitution, so that it can protect our rights as citizens."
It is said that no one truly knows a nation until one has been inside its jails. A nation should not be judged by how it treats its highest citizens, but its lowest ones.”
“Overcoming poverty is not a task of charity, it is an act of justice. Like Slavery and Apartheid, poverty is not natural. It is man-made and it can be overcome and eradicated by the actions of human beings. Sometimes it falls on a generation to be great. YOU can be that great generation. Let your greatness blossom.”
“We know too well that our freedom is incomplete without the freedom of the Palestinians.”
“No single person can liberate a country. You can only liberate a country if you act as a collective.”
"If the United States of America or Britain is having elections, they don’t ask for observers from Africa or from Asia. But when we have elections, they want observers."
"Moreover, popular narratives about the end of [legally sanctioned black, U.S slavery] erase[s] the agency of black people themselves.
And, I suppose we can say that if Lincoln did not really free the slaves, he was shrewd enough to recognize that the only hope of winning the civil war resided in pre-aiding the opportunity for black people to fight for their own freedom.”
I didn’t know this until I read Eric foners book on emancipation to be honest which was senior year like almost two years ago. It’s some fucked up painful truth knowing that we were only war bargaining chips (our ancestors) and they didn’t give a fuck about all those left in bondage and many who didn’t really gain any semblance of freedom until much later
Also to be considered are the political implications of our conventional mode of naming and classifying the most common social “problems”: poverty, crime, mental illness, occupational illness, drug abuse and inadequate education. We establish separate departments of government to deal with these supposedly distinct problems (departments of welfare, criminal justice, education or health, for example), and staff them with people trained to focus upon a particular set of symptoms to believe in a distinctive set of causes for each of them. Such a classification evokes wide-ranging beliefs and perceptions that are typically accepted uncritically because they are generated subtly by the terms used to designate them. The classification implies that these various problems are distinct from each other, with different causes and separate symptoms. In light of a growing body of research, this premise is grossly simplistic and distorting. All these problems stem wholly or largely from the functioning of economic institutions. If economic institutions functioned without unemployment, poorly paid work, degrading work or inadequate industrial pension and health programs, there would be little poverty. Is poverty, then, a problem of welfare or of economic institutions?
There were pieces of my family all over the road. I picked up those pieces from the road and from the truck and wrapped them in a sheet to bury them.
Do the American people want to spend their money this way, on drones that kill our women and children?
Miya Jan, an Afghan man who recounts the events after a drone strike pummeled his village and killed his brother, along with his sister-in-law and 18 month old nephew.
American reports claimed 11 people died that day, the overwhelming majority being Taliban militants, while the inhabitants of the village refute saying 14 people died and they were innocent civilians.
Also more from the article, a 19 year old man named Abdul Ghafar, who lost his mother, brother, sister-in-law and nephew in drone strikes, which fly over his home several times a day states:
“The Americans say they are here to protect us. No — they’re here to kill us and terrorize our women and children. These be-pilots fly over our village almost every day. They spy on people and steal their lives. Children are afraid to go to school. People are afraid to stand in a group because they fear these planes will shoot a missile at them.”
Yet it seems with more fame and popularity, Kanye’s commentary has shifted from calling out racism because it’s wrong, to calling out racism because he didn’t get a seat at the table. This is the bigger issue. Frantz Fanon
The distinguished psychiatrist Frantz Fanon addressed this line of thinking in his 1961 classic Wretched of the Earth. In this literary masterpiece, Fanon deconstructed the colonized mind. “The gaze that the colonized subject casts at the colonist’s sector is a look of lust, a look of envy. Dreams of possession. Every type of possession; of sitting at the colonist’s table and sleeping in his bed, preferably with his wife. The colonized man is an envious man.”
Surprisingly, perfectionists are often procrastinators, as they can tend to think “I don’t have the right skills or resources to do this perfectly now, so I won’t do it at all.”
the entirety of my life right now
"skills and resources" generally translates to "mental energy"