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20 Healthy Foods For When You're Binging Your Favorite Show

Because we all eat disgusting and need a new routine.

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When we're watching Netflix, Showtime, HBO GO, or Showtime, or anything else, we all feel like we have to eat something. It's psychology. Somehow we don't stop eating if our eyes are glued to a screen. Because we're going to keep doing it, here are some snacks and ideas to keep you from gaining extra pounds while binging so you can enjoy the best time of your life without stressing!

1. Nuts

Your jaw might start hurting but a bag of pistachios, walnuts, almonds, etc gives you the protein you need.

2. Skinny Pop Popcorn (or any healthy popcorn alternative)

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You can find mini snack bags or huge bags of this at your local wholesale/grocery store (i.e. Costco, Sam's Club, etc.) Skinny Pop Popcorn is super healthy for you. There's also special popcorn for people with diabetes that's low in sugar or it's just a healthy alternative with less butter and oil.

3. Fruits

Of course, you can't go wrong with a bowl of mixed fruits etc. Super addicting and super healthy. It's the perfect combo!

4. Pretzel Crisps

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There are the skinny and flavored version of pretzels. They're far more healthier and have flavors!!! How amazing!!

5. Real-Fruit Fruit Gummies

Some fruit gummies used artificially flavored fruit gummies. Try to avoid those. The real-fruit ones are super duper nice and great for you. They're found at your local grocery store and all you have to do is check the labels a few times to make sure you're grabbing the right ones!

6. Dried Fruit

Okay, this might sound disgusting, but some dried fruit tastes really good like pineapples or mangos. Sometimes, you can get them flavored, too!

7. Edamame 

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This takes a while to make (since you may have to heat and all) but it's so worth it in the end! Hop on some lemon, pepper, salt, soy sauce and you're set to go. Edamame are an essential food that helps you in a lot of areas like protein and eyesight!

8. Your actual dinner, itself

For LONELY days ONLY, it's cool to just have your dinner in front of you and binge on your show with your amazing take-out or a home-cooked meal but only do this if you don't have company. Otherwise, not cool, dude.

9. Carrots and Hummus 

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Carrots = healthy.

Hummus = healthy.

Hummus + Carrots = super duper healthy. Also, who can say no to hummus?

10. The healthy meatballs

Add marinara sauce and throw these babies in the oven and make them! You can usually find healthy meatballs at Whole Foods or your local grocery shop in the frozen aisle. Check it out! For my vegetarians, the veggies ones are available, too!

11. Guacamole

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Guacamole by itself is amazing--if it's homemade. Usually, store bought ones can't be controlled with the oil and fat preservatives and artificial flavors they add, so if you're gonna binge Netflix, just take a minute to make your own bowl of guac.

BONUS TIP: There are such things as healthy chips. You just have to scavenge your stores for them. Enjoy those with your guac! :)

12. Frozen yogurt

Yeah okay, I get ice cream is amazing. But remember you're reading this article for healthy alternatives and ideas and unfortunately, it's frozen yogurt! But hey, with the right flavors you can't go wrong!

13. Apples (or celery) with peanut butter

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A1! 10/10 recommend. It's amazing and will bring you right back to your childhood.

14. Jerky

There is beef and turkey and all sorts of jerky that is labelled at less fat or lean jerky, etc. I'm not much of a meat-eater so I'm not completely sure of the options but I have been told by many that there is skinny jerky available! Happy hunting!

15. Granola

Add some yogurt and some dried fruit and some notes and maybe even throw in some milk or a whole oatmeal. No regrets.

16. Tangerines or orange slices

Honestly, I do this all the time. It sounds weird but it's not.

Step 1: Peel a bunch of tangerines and oranges into a bowl.

Step 2: Throw on some salt and lemon and pepper! Whoo-hoo!

17. Boiled Chickpeas

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I've had this snack as a kid and growing up it's always been a go to. Having these alone is satisfying but bland so don't forget the regular spicing: chilli powder, lemon, salt, and pepper. These are super good for you and not heavy at all!

18. Cool Whip and Strawberries

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Cool Whip is basically whipped cream but a healthier version. Cool whip honestly goes with any fruit not necessarily strawberries, only, so feel free to go crazy. You can also mix your entire fruit salad into a small bowl of cool whip and instantly make a fruit custard/cream dish. Soft, creamy, healthy, and most of all DEE-LISH!!

19. Cucumbers (with tajín, if preferred)

For those of you who don't know what tajín is, you've definitely seen it. You've probably seen it in your grocery store at one point or another. A summary of it is that it's like salty, peppery, chili powder but so so good. It's a 10/10 condiment and spice. You can't go wrong cutting up a few cucumbers in general, but with tajín, you've entered a whole new world in your mouth.

20. Veggie Sticks / Chex Mix / Assortment Foods

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By the title of this bullet, I hope you get what foods I'm referring, too. There are all found at your local grocery stores (esp. Costco). These two options, however, are to be careful with since they do contain a lot of sodium and are addictive. They are healthy snacks but just be mindful of how much you eat of these while you binge.

Veggie Sticks are straw-like chips that are made out of veggies (aka like carrots). They sound a little funky but we all love and eat them. Chex Mix has an assortment of crackers and pretzels-- a fan favorite. Any other assortments like trail mix or healthy snack mixes can easily be found full of nuts, dried fruits, proteins. Pick up one that suits your style and happy binging! :)

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13 Movies Every Couple Needs To Watch Before They Get Married

Let's be honest, Rachel McAdams is in all the best love stories.

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These 13 movies are the foundation of any long-lasting relationship, and I'm not joking. Each movie will show you something new about your partner, and make you ask each other the hard questions. How many kids do you want and how are you going to raise them? What would happen if you got into a horrible accident? Some are less serious though, like what if you could time travel?

I promise that not every one of these movies is a Nicholas Sparks classic, and I also promise that not every movie has Rachel McAdams in it!

1. "The Time Traveler's Wife"

This movie is both heartbreaking and amazing.

2. "About Time"

Let's be honest, Rachel McAdams is in all the best love stories. It's on Netflix right now, so grab some snacks and turn it on!

3. "Like Crazy"

This infamous Tumblr gif came from "Like Crazy." It's about a couple who goes long distance and build their life together. I used to cry every time I watched it, and I'm no crier! It also has the (now famous) Felicity Jones in it.

4. "The Notebook"

Every girl wants this kind of love.

5. "The Last Song"

Miley Cyrus and Liam Hemsworth are literally married now so if that isn't good luck, I don't know what is.

6. "Safe Haven"

You guessed it! This is another Nicholas Sparks classic. This movie has a dark twist as well, which men will love.

7. "Inside Out"

You may be thinking that this one is a bit weird. Well, this movie will help both you and your partner understand each other's emotions better.

8. "The Choice"

This movie is great because the female lead is feisty and extremely intelligent, which usually doesn't happen in love stories. How do you keep the love alive with a woman who is hard to get, and even harder to keep entertained?

9. "The Longest Ride"

Originally I could not stand the main female lead (Britt Robertson) but now she is in one of my favorite shows (For The People), so I have no choice. This movie had me on the end of my seat, and as a rom-com it is a must.

10. "The Age Of Adaline"

I began loving the name 'Adaline' thanks to this movie. This unlikely love story and self love journey really gets me.

11. "The Vow"

Imagine falling in love with someone and building a life, but an accident forces you to start all over?

12. "Titanic"

If they don't have any sort of reaction to this movie, they are probably not the one for you.

13. "Yours, Mine, & Ours"

Yours, Mine, & Ours is a true classic. Are you Helen or Frank Beardsley? You should figure that out before you tie the knot!

You're welcome!

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15 Thing Only Early 2000's Kids Will Understand

"Get connected for free, with education connection"

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This is it early 2000's babies, a compilation finally made for you. This list is loaded with things that will make you swoon with nostalgia.

1. Not being accepted by the late 90's kids.

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Contrary to what one may think, late 90's and early 00's kids had the same childhood, but whenever a 00's kid says they remember something on an "only 90's kids will understand" post they are ridiculed.

2. Fortune tellers.

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Every day in elementary school you would whip one of these bad boys out of your desk, and proceed to tell all of your classmates what lifestyle they were going to live and who they were going to marry.

3.Bunnicula

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You could never read this book past 8 o'clock at night out of fear that your beloved pet rabbit would come after you.

4. Silly bands.

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You vividly remember begging your parents to buy you $10 worth of cheap rubber bands that vaguely resembles the shape of an everyday object.

5. Parachutes.

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The joy and excitement that washed over you whenever you saw the gym teacher pull out the huge rainbow parachute. The adrenaline that pumped through your veins whenever your gym teacher tells you the pull the chute under you and sit to make a huge "fort".

6. Putty Erasers

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You always bought one whenever there was a school store.

7. iPod shuffle.

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The smallest, least technological iPpd apple has made, made you the coolest kid at the bus stop.

8. "Education Connection"

You knew EVERY wood to the "Education Connection" commercials. Every. Single.Word.

9. " The Naked Brothers Band"

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The "Naked Brothers Band" had a short run on Nickelodeon and wrote some absolute bangers including, "Crazy Car' and "I Don't Wanna Go To School"

10. Dance Dance Revolution

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This one video game caused so many sibling, friend, and parent rivalries. This is also where you learned all of your super sick dance moves.

11. Tamagotchi

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Going to school with fear of your Tamagotchi dying while you were away was your biggest worry.

12. Gym Scooters

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You, or somebody you know most likely broke or jammed their finger on one of these bad boys, but it was worth it.

13. Scholastic book fairs

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Begging your parents for money to buy a new book, and then actually spending it on pens, pencils, erasers, and posters.

14.Go-Gurt

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Who knew that putting yogurt in a plastic tube made it taste so much better?

15. Slap Bracelets

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Your school probably banned these for being "too dangerous".

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