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Anonymous asked
ever since becoming a vegan i've gotten more tired and so ill thought i'm eating enough, maybe my body just cant cope?

vegan-yums:

Have you been eating enough of the right things though? I can’t really talk I’m tired often too, but I’ve always been that way, long before going vegan. I think it’s mainly lack of exercise for myself, and other things, non diet related. Anyway, you should start a log of what you’re eating through out the day. Do you snack often? Foods high in iron - Quinoa. Cooked greens (Spinach, Swiss chard, Bok Choy) Broccoli, Tofu, Nuts and nut butters, Beans (Chickpeas, Soy, Kidney, Black, Pinto). Fats are important too - Avocado, Omega- 3’s (Flax seed) and nuts. Simple high energy meals - Oatmeal and a glass of orange juice (vitamin c helps iron absorption). Chili. Peanut/almond butter and banana sandwiches (can sprinkle flax seed on the butter). Nutritional yeast is also great, for so so many vitamins and minerals, especially all the B’s..Can make bomb mac n cheese with it, or sprinkle it on anything you want to have a cheesy flavor (popcorn, ect.) Can also pick up a vegan B12 supplement (get methylcobalamin B12, it’s the best form of B12.) 

I’m vegan too and follow a strict gluten free diet. My immune system is so high, it’s out the roof. I eat a lot (and I mean A LOT) of lentils. I pre-boil them and then mix them with other veggies to make different stews so they taste nicer. I eat a lot of chickpeas too and occasionally beans. Have omega 3 suppliments, have a turmeric shot every day and Aloe Vera. I seriously never get ill and I used to be ill all the time. I also do a lot of yoga and meditation so I’m sure that also has an effect on my overall health but if you’re getting ill from going vegan, you’re clearly not getting enough nutrients. Give your body time to adjust, the first month or so is always hard because it’s detoxing big time. Make sure to sleep deeply, even if not for long and eat your lentils/chickpeas! I’m not big on soya/tofu because it’s so processed. But almond milk is super good for you. I can share an easy recipe to make it yourself, if you like? I wish you luck!

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urulokid:

millika:

Who’s Alex?
Billboard demonstrating gender stereotypes as most people automatically assume that Alex is the boy.

Actually, I’ve studied design and advertising, and I can tell you that the reason people would look at this and immediately assume Alex is the boy is because, quite simply, the boy is the focal point of the ad.
English-speaking readers’ line of sight goes from left to right and up to down. This ad leads the viewer from the words MEET ALEX etc straight to the boy and then over and down to the girl. I didn’t even notice there was a set of parenthesis with words in them in the ad until I looked the fourth time. 
This is a fallacious confirmation bias, as anyone looking at it will assume Alex is the focal point (i.e. The Boy) and then if they’re perceptive they’ll notice the words at the bottom. Aha! Those damn gender stereotypes gotcha again! Except no, because the ad literally forces you to read it as “Alex is the boy” by the visual language and lines of sight. 
A better ad would have been structured from top to bottom instead of left to right, and wouldn’t have pushed the girl, the real subject of the ad (who, by the way, has been VISUALLY PUSHED OUT OF HER RIGHTFUL SPACE ON THE AD BY HER BROTHER) off to the corner as far away from her identifiers as possible. 
Here, I’ll make you a better ad.

Bam. Shitty stock photo but you get the point. If anyone sees this and assumes Alex is the boy, they don’t have the the ad layout to use as an excuse for their internalized gender shittery. Likewise, the ad isn’t actively trying to make you read it a certain way and THEN making you feel guilty for interpreting it the way they designed it to be. 

urulokid:

millika:

Who’s Alex?

Billboard demonstrating gender stereotypes as most people automatically assume that Alex is the boy.

Actually, I’ve studied design and advertising, and I can tell you that the reason people would look at this and immediately assume Alex is the boy is because, quite simply, the boy is the focal point of the ad.

English-speaking readers’ line of sight goes from left to right and up to down. This ad leads the viewer from the words MEET ALEX etc straight to the boy and then over and down to the girl. I didn’t even notice there was a set of parenthesis with words in them in the ad until I looked the fourth time. 

This is a fallacious confirmation bias, as anyone looking at it will assume Alex is the focal point (i.e. The Boy) and then if they’re perceptive they’ll notice the words at the bottom. Aha! Those damn gender stereotypes gotcha again! Except no, because the ad literally forces you to read it as “Alex is the boy” by the visual language and lines of sight. 

A better ad would have been structured from top to bottom instead of left to right, and wouldn’t have pushed the girl, the real subject of the ad (who, by the way, has been VISUALLY PUSHED OUT OF HER RIGHTFUL SPACE ON THE AD BY HER BROTHER) off to the corner as far away from her identifiers as possible. 

Here, I’ll make you a better ad.

image

Bam. Shitty stock photo but you get the point. If anyone sees this and assumes Alex is the boy, they don’t have the the ad layout to use as an excuse for their internalized gender shittery. Likewise, the ad isn’t actively trying to make you read it a certain way and THEN making you feel guilty for interpreting it the way they designed it to be. 

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