No Hard Feelings, Chick-fil-A, But I'm No Longer A Meat-Head

No Hard Feelings, Chick-fil-A, But I'm No Longer A Meat-Head

My advice to anyone considering going vegan or starting out vegetarian, is to just give it a try.
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I grew up my whole life eating juicy burgers, steaks, and lots of salmon and fish. Both my parents always knew (and still do know) how to make mouthwatering cuisines. Of course, I sometimes get that craving for one of their delicious meals, but coming to college I made the decision to become vegetarian... something I never thought I would do. I never felt as if meat was a bad thing to eat, but as soon as I became in charge of my own diet every day, I realized that I was feeling l bloated and just overall lazy and tired. After figuring out that it was the meat that was causing me to feel this way, I immediately went cold turkey (no pun intended) and stopped eating all meat.

I'll be the first to say: it is NOT easy to make such a drastic diet change in college. It is hard enough to adjust to the different foods offered in the cafeteria and to cut your options in half due to their content of meat, which makes that adjustment even harder. After I eventually adjusted and realized what I could and couldn’t eat, it became a habit to head to the salad bar or stir-fry vegetable station. The hardest part came when I took my first trip to Target and realized all of my usual snacks were not going to cut it if I wanted to be meat-free and health conscious. For all of you potential vegetarians or vegans, some of my favorite snacks are RX bars, nuts, carrots, Kind breakfast bars, and when I want something unhealthy and sweet, I usually go for the Halo Top ice cream.

The first few trips to the store were hard, but I promise it gets easier as you start to adjust to the new foods you're eating in place of meat or dairy. Since I stopped eating meat, I have overall felt more energetic, happier, and healthier. My advice to anyone considering going vegan or starting out vegetarian is to just give it a try. It doesn't have to be all at once, but take it one step at a time. It isn't realistic to say you are going to wake up one morning and not eat 3/4 of your normal foods that make up your daily diet. I am a culprit of being unreasonable with these things too though. One day I will get myself to the gym, eat two salads, and complete my full skincare routine, getting in bed before 12. The next day I am going to bed at 2 A.M. with a full face of makeup on and a bag of chips in hand. Nobody says you have to be perfect; everyone has a few cheat days here and there.

The most important thing is listening to your body and what it needs. College is a busy and overwhelming time, and it is okay to experiment different diet options and find the one that works best in your life. Regardless of your health habits, is it really so bad to pick a salad over curly fries every once and a while?

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8 Reasons Girls Who Love Tequila Are Better

Because if she can handle tequila, she can handle you too.
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There are all kinds of alcohol stereotypes out there but the one associated with tequila is probably the worst: tequila makes you crazy. But if there's one thing we can all agree on, it's that women who drink tequila are one-of-a-kind.

Whether it's loving or fighting, you'll never find anyone who does it better than a girl who just straight up loves tequila, and here are a few reasons why that is.

1. She's independent

A girl who drinks tequila is probably the same girl who has absolutely no problem telling it like it is. She knows what she wants and goes after it.

2. She doesn't care what you or anyone else thinks

Oh, you have a problem with me taking shots and having a good time? Well, get over it! Bartender, a shot with salt and a lime please!

3. Always dancing

Tequila is an 'upper' so instead of sitting at the bar doing nothing, let's dance! Let's get moving!

4. There is never a dull moment

Speaking of dancing, a girl who drinks tequila is always down for a good time. Whether it's going on an adventure or seeing who can take the most shots, a tequila girl is always down to party.

5. While everyone else is starting to get sleepy, she has all the energy

Like I said, tequila is an 'upper' so while the other girls at the bar are starting to feel groggy and sad, she's all over the place having fun and partying on the dancefloor.

6. She's stronger than the girl crying over a vodka cranberry at the bar.

Sad over a breakup? Don't go for the vodka... Tequila will make you feel better in no time! Plus you can challenge the hot guys at the bar to a shot taking contest.

7. Tequila is healthy for you

Tequila is a probiotic, so some tequila a day keeps the doctor away. Yay for shots!

8. She can hold her own when it comes to alcohol

Any girl who can shoot some shots at the bar all day and night can handle alcohol, which means she can handle herself too. You won't have to deal with her constant breakdowns and mood swings because she will be too busy ordering more shots.

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10 Reasons To Start Vaping In 2019 If You Haven't Yet

"It's safer than cigarettes"

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Vaping is the rage these days among adolescents and college students. Here are some great reasons to start!

1. It's what all the cool kids do

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I wish that I could be like the cool kids

2. It damages your lungs

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It's not like you need these to breathe or anything

3. It pollutes the air

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Let's pollute the air even more!

4. Nicotine addiction

Just the thing I want to be addicted to

5. "Delicious" flavors

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Would you prefer mango flavor or the cancer flavor?

6. The Juul looks like a USB

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Your parents won't suspect a thing

7. Inhale metals like nickel and lead

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Yummmmmm. Lead poisoning isn't a thing.

8. More likely to get infections

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9. You'll eventually want cigarettes

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And you'll make your lungs worse

10. Lung and mouth cancer

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Who doesn't want cancer

In case you couldn't tell, this was very sarcastic. If you want all of these things, then go ahead, start vaping. But you should know what you're getting yourself into and be prepared for the consequences.

If you already vape, I mean no disrespect and I'm not trying to hate on you, but you should seriously stop. Whatever you think is a good reason for vaping really is not a good enough reason to damage your body.

Stop vaping. And if you don't vape, don't start. Just don't.

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