One Woman’s Powerful Story Will Inspire You To Treat Your Body Right

Fat is not a feeling.

1. Caroline Rothstein is an amazing writer, spoken word performer, and body empowerment activist. This is her story.

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3. At a young age, Rothstein became self-conscious of her body.

4. “I remember standing at the bar in ballet class, looking in the mirror and comparing my body to everyone else’s.”

5. She began to use food to cope with her emotional anxieties and subsequently struggled with an eating disorder for a full decade.

6. After years of abuse, she had an important epiphany:

 

7. “Everyone only gets one body in their lifetime. I knew I had to start treating mine differently,” she realized. From that day forward, she resolved to love her body for the rest of her life.

8. Recovery is hard and, “like peeling layers from an onion.”

9. As she began to seek a healthier way to deal with her emotions, Rothstein realized that the world tells bodies not to love themselves through all kinds of oppressions.

10. But loving your body is still a choice. And even though Rothstein chooses to loves her body, there are still moments that are difficult.

11. “Sometimes I feel fat. And when I think I feel fat, I remember that fat is not a feeling.”

12. So when you feel body dissatisfaction, remember that it’s not a real feeling.

13. Your body is a miracle.

Read more: http://www.buzzfeed.com/hillarylevine/this-inspiring-video-about-empowerment-will-teach-you-to-lov

Dog Balances Fruits And Vegetables On Head

Dog Balances Fruits And Vegetables On Head

Lemon beagle Maymo is a very popular dog just for his adorable face. In this silly video, his owner balanced 100 fruits and vegetables on the patient dog’s head, just for fun. Just look at that face!

 

Read more: http://www.viralviralvideos.com/2014/09/01/dog-balances-fruits-and-vegetables-on-head/

The First Cheetos Restaurant Is Opening Soon, So Make Reservations Immediately

For some people, Cheetos aren’t just a snack food they aresnack food. So you can image in the resounding excitement that ensued when Cheetos announced its first-ever restaurant, The Spotted Cheetah. The limited time (flamin’) hot spot, created as a send-off to NYC’s Restaurant Week ’17, will be open for just three days (Aug. 15 to Aug. 17), meaning the list of people who will actually get to taste Cheetos’ fine dining offerings will be rather small. Oh, did I mention celebrity chef Anne Burrell is the chef behind the cheesy madness?

In a press release statement announcingher new restaurant endeavor, Burrell said,

As a long-time Cheetos fan, I’m thrilled to join forces with a snack brand that is truly an iconic American staple. I had so much fun curating this specially crafted, one-of-a-kind menu for the first Cheetos restaurant I can’t wait to see guests’ reactions!

From the looks of things online, the one-of-a-kind menu she mentions doesn’t disappoint, either. Though it’ll only be around for three days total, The Spotted Cheetah’s three-course menu has 11 dishes and an affordable $8-$22 per plate price range.

If you’re lucky enough to snag a table before The Spotted Cheetah closes up shop on Thursday, Aug. 17, expect to order things like Cheetos tacos, grilled cheese, and even cookies using all your favorite Cheetos flavors.

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Here, take a look at a fewof Burrell’s menu items IRL:

Flamin’ Hot Limn Chicken Tacos

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Cheetos Grilled Cheese AndTomato Soup

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Cheetos Sweetos Sweet And Salty Cookies

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I’m already drooling. Burrellhas definitely raisedthe Cheetos bar, and I don’t think I can look at them as just a tasty snack any longer. They are.

Ryan Matiyow, senior director of marketing at Cheetos’ parent company, Frito-Lay, said fans inspired the playful-yet-elevated restaurant idea. He explainedin a press release,

Once again, our fans have inspired us with their creativity and playfulness. We’ve seen their love for Cheetos exhibited through innovative dishes, desserts and beverages, which motivated us to create a restaurant that would bring a full Cheetos culinary experience to life.

Such. A. Good. Idea.

To make a reservation, visitThe Spotted Cheetah’s website or use OpenTable. However, don’t sweat it if you can’t make it, because come Tuesday, Aug. 15, all the recipeswill be available in adigital cookbook. Check out The Spotted Cheetah’s website for more details and to drool over the full menu.

Read more: http://elitedaily.com/social-news/a-cheetos-restaurant-called-the-spotted-cheetah-is-coming-to-nyc-for-3-nights/2039873/

Pumpkin Is Extremely Good For Your Body, So Keep Sipping Those PSLs All Day, Every Day

Fall is only weeks away, which means your favorite foods are about to be released in all their pumpkin-flavored glory. If you take out all of the added sugars (let’s be real, PSLs aren’t exactly the healthiest option atStarbucks),this season’s staple orange vegtruly is the superfood your body deserves. That being said, it’s a dire mistake that we rarely pay attention topumpkins past Halloween and Thanksgiving. Whether you prefer to add it into smoothies, mash it for a side dish at dinner, or mold it into a pie shape for dessert, pumpkin is good for you and should be consumed year-round.

I’ll be the first to admit it: I am obsessed with all things pumpkin spice. Pumpkin Pop-Tarts, coffee, tea, cookies, pie you market it, I’ll be the first to try it. The downside to overdoing it in the fall, though, is that many of us are likely to pass on pumpkinfor the remainder of the year.

I highly encourage you to indulge in all of the limited edition delicacies this seasonhas to offer, but I’d also advise experimenting with recipes year-round so you can continue reaping all of the pumpkin’s incredible health benefits.

Pumpkin does wonders for your digestive track and keeps you feeling fuller, longer.

I could literally eat pumpkin all day every day, and now that I know it’s jam-packed with fiber, I might just have to.

Lifeway Foods Nutritionist Emily Kean tells Elite Daily,

Pumpkins have lots of superfood benefits, and shouldn’t be ignored until the fall season.

Pumpkins are extremely rich in fiber in fact, just one cup contains seven grams, helping you feel fuller to prevent overeating.

One of the best ways to fuel up for the day is to treat yourself to a smoothie for breakfast. Add steamed then frozen pumpkin to your mixture to keep you a) satisfied until lunch, and b) your bowels regular.

Regular consumption can also improve eyesight.

Another benefit of beta-carotene is that it’s excellent for eye health.

Vision Source reports that, because pumpkins are high in zinc, rich in vitamins, and a great source of lutein and zeaxanthin, the combination of antioxidants actually acts as a natural sunscreen for your eyes, protecting them from high-energy wavelengths and allowing us to see in dim lighting.

If you’re feeling particularly down, pumpkinseeds can put the pep back in your step.

I don’t have to tell you pumpkin makes people happy; one look into the eyes of someone with a venti PSL in their hand says it all. But pumpkin seeds can actually play a genuine role in cultivating positivity.

The seeds you’re likely to toss after scooping out pumpkin guts on Halloween are full of tryptophan, an amino acid that aids in serotonin production. Serotonin resides in the nervous system, and the more you’ve got, the better you feel. So you might want to pack a palm-full of seeds for a snack on a particularly crummy day.

There’s also a good chance it’ll get your man in the mood.

Make sure pumpkin’s on the menu the next time you cook for bae.

Orange vegetables contain a ton of zinc, aka the ultimate sex mineral, according to . If you serve it up as a side dish or for dessert, your man’s fertility and sex drive are likely to spike.

Happy Halloween, indeed.

Pumpkin seeds are also good foryour gut and immune system.

Between your nervous and digestive systems butting heads, your gut goes through a lot. The best way to aid an upset stomach and keep your immune system healthy is to fuel your body with easy, immune-loving whole foods.

Keri Glassman, RD, MS, CDN, and founder of Nutritious Life, tells Elite Daily,

Most fruits and veggies that grow close to the soil are rich in minerals, but pumpkins, especially pumpkin seeds in the hull, up the bar for their zinc, iron, copper, tryptophan, magnesium, manganese, and phosphorus content.

These minerals, which are linked to cancer prevention and immune support, are found in both the flesh and the seeds, so make it a habit to dig in regularly.

If you’re looking for a post-workout snack, pumpkin helps aid recovery.

Bananas are a great go-to for refueling after a hard workout, but when you compare the amount of potassium in one banana to that of one cup of cooked pumpkin, this fall staple surpasses your favorite yellow fruit.

The Huffington Post reports that one cup of pumpkin boasts 564 milligrams of potassium, which gives a recently worked out bod a renewed balance of electrolytes, ensuring muscles recover quickly.

Pumpkin even does a thing or two for the skin you’re in.

While the rise of pumpkin appreciation over the last few years is exciting, I loved pumpkin before it was cool to say so, dating back to many an autumnal birthday party where my mom would serve warm pumpkin pie with a scoop of vanilla ice cream. But while pumpkin indulgences make me nostalgic for my playground days, I can’t actually rewind to relive my youth. I can, however, utilize the sweet treat as a savior for my skin.

Sakara Life founders Whitney Tingle and Danielle DuBoise tell Elite Daily they love pumpkinand implement the vegetable into their meal program because it’s rich in vitamin A and C, zinc, alpha-hydroxy acids, andbeta-carotene antioxidants, all of which aid in maintaininghealthy, glowing skin.

It’s also worth noting that while eating pumpkin does your skin some good, you might even want to look into topical resources as well, because doesn’t a pumpkin-scented skin care routine sound absolutely delish?

Read more: http://elitedaily.com/envision/food/pumpkin-extremely-good-body-keep-sipping-psls-day-every-day/2047484/

22 Smart Ways To Turn Leftovers Into Bestovers

Yesterday’s meals don’t have to be the same boring thing the next time you eat them. Spruce things up a little!

1. Fried egg + fried rice = twice as nice.

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2. A dessert-y crumble makes for a delicious breakfast.

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3. Put some leftover quinoa in some peppers for a new twist.

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4. The geniuses at Food52 turned a corn soup into a quickbread.

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5. Here are three different ways to use up leftover chicken: a quiche, a salad, and stock.

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6. Crumbling some falafel on top of a salad is a great way to use up veggies.

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7. Throw in hashbrowns from breakfast into your chorizo tacos for dinner.

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8. Plop some freshly sautéed veggies on top of leftover pasta.

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9. Throw veggies from the week plus an egg into a breakfast burrito of sorts for a good time.

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10. No longer do your leftover BBQ beans from dinner have to go to waste!

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11. Think of this as a fried rice-type dish, but instead of using rice, you use last night’s pasta!

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12. Veggies + eggies = a bestover breakfast feast.

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13. Feeling fancy? Make a gratin out of your veggies from last night.

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14. Turn your garlic mashed potatoes into waffles, because you’re the smartest human alive.

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15. Too many veggies from fajita night? Turn them into a delightful egg scramble.

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16. Reimagine your fried rice with some fresh veggies and sriracha. A little spicy sauce goes a long way!

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17. Lots of veggies? Dough you need to use up? Make a veggie pizza that will impress anyone.

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18. Throw your grilled veggies from last night on top of some toast to shake things up.

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19. Try baking up your leftover pasta with more cheese and fresh veggies. It’s like a casserole, BUT BETTER.

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20. Put mashed potatoes at the bottom of a Mason jar, top with an egg, then bake for a few minutes. Brunch is so much more special now!

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21. Polenta makes great croutons when you bake or pan fry it up the next day!

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22. Too many kabobs from last night? Throw them together with a fried egg for a hearty breakfast sandwich.

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Read more: http://buzzfeed.com/samimain/smart-ways-to-turn-leftovers-into-bestovers

Delicatessen Review: This ‘Aint No Deli

Delicatessen Rating: 8

Food: 3

Service: 2

Atmosphere: 3

Don't let the name fool you – there's nothing boring or deli like about Delicatessen. Though it does have its strengths and weaknesses, its a pretty worthy place to waste calories which, trust me, is not difficult.

The Atmosphere

Sleek white couches, dimly lit, surprisingly cozy but still cute. If you like to see your food before you eat it, don't come here for dinner – its an uber cool SoHo restaraunt a.k.a. dark as fuck.

Instagram Friendly?

During the day? Yes. Night? No. Like I said, dark AF so don't expect any HD foodie pics from your dinner. Your best bet is dining during the day for a well lit instagram cause lets be honest, there is nothing more embarrassing than taking a photo of your meal with the flash in a dark restaurant.

Is there a chance I’ll run into a celebrity?

Maybs. It is SoHo so, you never know.

Shoe situation: Something cute, people don't come here in sweats.

Good for: Sunday brunch, dinner with your gurrrrlz, appetizers & drinks before a night out – cute shit.

Neighborhood: SoHo

Price: $$

The Crowd

Shoppers giving their feet a rest, couples, betches and their gay boyfriends, etc.


The Food

I've never been an appetizer person. After coming here, I'm an appetizer person. Usually I'm like… why waste the calories so you can pre-game your meal? Now I understand. Cheeseburger springrolls, tuna tartar with taro chips, lobster sliders, flash fried tuna & avocado rolls, I mean coming here JUST for the apps 'aint a bad deal. Seriously, if you're that annoying friend who can never decide what they want suggest this place and your friends will finally like going to dinner with you.

Now, let's break it d o w n.

Cheeseburger Spring Rolls: Whatever sicko thought of this deserves like… the fucking Nobel Peace Prize. There's really no other way to put it, these things are good. Lucky for all you betches on a diet, one order only comes with four rolls so bring a group of friends and you're set.

Tuna Tartar: So damn good. Beware: the chip to tartar ratio is totally off and if you ask for extra chips they charge you. Rude.

Tuna Avocado Rolls: Usually when a betch opts for sushi you know she has a wedding or hot date around the corner she's trying to slim down for. Hate to say it but over indulging in these rolls one too many times will probably give you exactly that: rolls. But hey… a little indulgence never killed a betch.

Truffle Parmesan Fries: Lets talk about these. THESE. I can't. You'll take one bite and cringe at the thought of ever eating plain fries again.

Lobster Mac & Cheese: Did we mention Delicatessen also doubles as a mac bar? That's right. They have an extensive selection of mac & cheeses but the winner is for sure the lobster mac. This is far from that Kraft macaroni you lived off of in college, this shit is a game changer.

Lobster Sliders: I've had these on good days and I've had them on bad days. Most of the time they're moist, buttery, and pretty much perfect but if you come on an off day they taste like room temperature rubber. All in all, they're not worth the risk – get the lobster mac instead.

Good news for you skinny betches, they have an excellent salad menu. All of their salads are equally good but I'd say the winner is the Nicoise with yellow fin tuna. 

Gluten Free Options:

All of their salads can be done gluten free, they have an amaaaaazing salmon entree sans gluten, also their pan roasted chicken with mashed potatoes and all of their egg dishes are glufree friendly!

Restaurant Info

54 Prince Street
New York, NY 10012

212-226-0211

www.delicatessennyc.com

**All photos credited to @hungrybetches

Read more: http://www.betcheslovethis.com/article/delicatessen-review-this-aint-no-deli

Smashing Eggs In Slow Motion

Smashing Eggs In Slow Motion

The trick shot masters of Dude Perfect left the sports arena behind to do some ‘guy things in slow motion.’ 

In this episode, they smash eggs with a whip, a crossbow, and more, all under the watchful lens of a slow motion camera. 

Would you like your eggs scrambled or scrambled?

 

Read more: http://www.viralviralvideos.com/2014/03/17/smashing-eggs-in-slow-motion/