TW (numbers, weight talk)

I’ve been feeling so self conscious lately (although better that last few days!) and today I was just playing about on my phone and using my BMI app (which I really should delete).

Anyway, I worked out that I would need to gain 16 kilos to be considered overweight, and would need to lose just 4 kilos to be underweight. That put things into perspective a bit! I know BMI is an unreliable way to determine a persons health, but I was just interested to note how warped my sense of self must be. How can I feel so fat and gross so often when I’m so close to being underweight? I don’t get it.

Sorry, this was a bit of a pointless post but I just wanted to show how distorting your mind can really be. I am so far from being overweight, and yet I feel it so often! Don’t always believe what your eyes/mind tell you. Trust the way your body feels, by how healthy and vibrant you feel. Ignore the mirror, ignore the scales. Listen to your body and trust that it knows best.


Banana peach smoothie bowl with apple cinnamon granola and raspberries.

Yum omg this was so good. Can’t wait to make these sorts of breakfasts again!

Kinda wish I’d bought this daisy dress now! I was trying to be good and restrained myself from spending (HAHA). But, how cute is my new panda print top?!

Anonymous asked:
Hey sorry whats the difference between being vegan and plant based diet?

Plant based diet: exclude meat, dairy, eggs, and any other animal derived products (gelatin, rennet, chicken stock etc). Generally is based around healthy, natural, whole foods such as fruit, vegetables, grains, legumes, nuts and seeds etc.

Vegan: excludes all above animal food products, and also does not buy/wear fur, leather, feathers etc, does not use cosmetics/cleaning products etc that contain animal products or is tested on animals. Basically aims to not support any sort of animal suffering wherever that may originate from! Including farming, hunting, testing, for use in clothing, furniture and so on.

So you can be a plant based eater but not vegan, but it doesn’t work the other way around. Being vegan is a lifestyle, not just a way of eating! I hope this helps and makes sense :)

Anonymous asked:
Are you vegan or just eating a plant based intake? There is a difference! :)

I’m very well aware there’s a difference! I consider myself vegan:

• obvs don’t consume meat/dairy/eggs/other animal by-products
• I no longer buy leather, fur, feathers etc (however I have kept anything I had before I became vegan such as my bag and wallet)
• have changed all my cosmetics/hair care/personal items etc to companies who do not test on animals and do not use animal products
• try my hardest to not support any company or industry that contributes to any sort of animal suffering

"Veganism is about intention, not perfection".

super juicy watermelon and some organic dark chocolate for an afternoon snack 🍉 #cleanbodycleanup

FINALLY got to try one of the traditional dishes of a country I’m seeing! Thank you Barcelona! Almost every countries national dish contains meat and/or cheese. Perhaps not the most authentic version, but close enough 😝 {vegan paella w a bunch of funny coloured salads and spicy sauce} 👌🌸 (at Barcelona, Spain)

Walk with the dreamers, the believers, the courageous, the cheerful, the planners, the doers, the successful people with their heads in the clouds and their feet on the ground. Let their spirit ignite a fire within you to leave this world better than when you found it…
Wilferd Peterson
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oh gosh I love having a kitchen to play in! Vegan pesto pasta made with brown rice pasta, mushrooms, cherry toms, baby spinach and basil pesto 🌿 (at Barcelona, Spain)

You either like me or you don’t. It took me Twenty-something years to learn how to love myself, I don’t have that kinda time to convince somebody else.
Daniel Franzes  (via cultivate-solitude)

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