Nice Food To Eat While Stressed

A Not-So Heathy Menu That Will Be Your Salvation If Stressed

Stress-eating is something that should be appreciated not shamed.


Stress-eating has been one of my few salvations as a college student. Dealing with all the heavy pressure of deadlines, homework, midterms, finals and making sure everything's immaculate and perfect just takes a toll on me sometimes. I can feel it when I merely raise an arm, stretch myself in the morning after a nine-hour sleep, whilst rubbing my back because my shoulders feel too tense. I like to call myself a "Stress-Walking Meatball."


I get stressed out by the mere fact that I am not stressed out. I feel like I should always be stressed because I should always be doing something. But no. I stress out because I decide to spend my time in bed and not do anything. As you can tell, my summer has been a blast.

However, an intense and fiery love kindles for food whenever I am stressed. Like, all I can think about is food and food and food. (Amongst other things, of course.) I even have my own menu of things I crave when I'm hella stressed out. Here it is:

1. Donuts


Donuts are always my go-to food. They are soft and tasty and nice. Pretty much what one wishes in a relationship. So there you go, food that makes you feel loved. Of course, that's only before you feel like you're about to puke after eating almost seven donuts in one go...

I'm definitely not talking from experience (I'm winking at you if you can't tell). I totally did not eat a dozen donuts by myself in the span of a week... OK, it was the Winter quarter and it was too much. Don't judge me.

But donuts have seen the worse of me, and they never let me down. They will never let you down.

2. Tacos


As of last week, I went to this taco truck twice before Tuesday, and when I go, I don't play games. But I've also been there whilst stressed: and I don't play games either during that time.

If you're from LA, there's this taco truck in mid-city that is gloriously delicious. Located by La Brea And Venice Blvd, Leo's tacos reigns the street-style taco truck world. Upon a bite from anything from there, you'll get a food boner. Whenever I go, my boyfriend and I spend a total of almost $40 just for the both of us.

Obviously, tacos from anywhere would suffice, but Leo's tacos are always the best option. Especially at night. *winky face*

3. Ice cream


I'm currently writing this and just thinking about going to the nearest Rite Aid. Have you guys ever had some Thrifty's ice cream? They're fabulous and absolutely one of my favorite ice cream places.

They are seeping with a variety of flavors that would please your taste buds and ease that monstrous stress monster sitting heavily on your shoulders. Even a demon like that knows how to acknowledge a fine blessing like ice cream.

4. Ramen


Microwaveable ramen is honestly on of the best discoveries from the food network. I can just imagine how much in love somebody had to be with ramen to come up with this glorious idea. It is so convenient and delicious.

Ramen for the price of like $3 and done within a couple minutes? I'm surprised that the ramen restaurants are still thriving... Well, it's ramen so maybe that's why. And if we're talking about favorite, mine would have to be this vegan kimchi from Ralph's. It is so delicious.

5. Anything else that is microwaveable.


I never understood people's love for microwaveable food until a couple of weeks ago. I literally had nothing else to eat besides ramen, macaroni and cheese, and mashed potatoes. And honestly, I wish I could go back to that time.

It's like you get to somewhat prepare your own food, so you know, you learn how to cook a little bet. And just seeing your plate of food heating up in the microwave is just so pleasing. Albeit, you also wish for time to go faster because you just want to eat your four-cheese mac n cheese.

Microwaveable food is the biggest blessing sent from heaven to be fairly honest.

They say food is the best anything you can find, and it will never leave you. Once you eat it, you carry it with you in your stomach, and then the food is broken down into its nutrients and whatnot and they just become part of you. Food is the real hommie out there, people.

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These Are 4 Proven Ways That Vaccines Cause Autism

Stock up on those essential oils.


Let's just start with the first (and main) point.

1. They don't.

Susan in your anti-vax group is not a scholarly source (despite her hours and hours of Google research).

2. But in case you still believe Susan...

Maybe you'll believe Autism Speaks who says, "Scientists have conducted extensive research over the last two decades to determine whether there is any link between childhood vaccinations and autism. The results of this research is clear: Vaccines do not cause autism."

3. And if Autism Speaks still didn't convince you...

Feel free to take a look at this comprehensive list of studies that all say that there is no relationship between vaccines such as the MMR vaccination and the development of autism.

4. But here's what you should know...

There have been a few studies lately that have shown that autism develops in utero aka before a baby is even born AND before a baby can even receive vaccinations.

Vaccinations have prevented COUNTLESS deaths and illnesses. Vaccination rates are continuing to fall and do you know what that means? Measles will make its way back. Whooping cough will come back. Rubella, mumps, and polio will come back and there will be no way to stop it.

So, now that you know that vaccines do not cause autism, you're welcome to go tell Susan from your anti-vax group that as well as tell her that the Earth isn't flat. But, don't forget to mention it to her that her essential oils and organic foods are not keeping her children safe from the measles or tuberculosis.

Vaccinate your children. And, besides, even IF vaccinations caused autism, wouldn't you rather have a child with a developmental disorder rather than a child who died from the measles?

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Being Sick In College Is A Real Struggle

Being sick in college is definitely not as fun as having a sick day in middle school or high school.


Something that I have had to deal with multiple times these past two semesters is being sick while in school. It can be a real pain especially depending on what type of sickness it is. I have had tonsillitis, mono, and I'm pretty sure I also had the flu.

Being at school and away from home can make being sick worse because there is nobody to take of you such as your parents. Another thing is having to make the decision to get the rest that your body needs in order to feel better or staying on top of your assignments to avoid falling behind. My parents will always tell me to get a good night's sleep so my body can feel better the next day. However, sometimes I will feel more stress if my work isn't getting done and I feel like I'm falling behind and leaving things to get done in the last minute.

Currently, I am sick now and the past few days haven't been easy, but I still attended all my classes so I wouldn't miss any material or assignments that were given. I usually end up feeling the worst at night when trying to fall asleep, and by that time the doctors are not present at the student health center. Even though my health is important I usually don't like taking too much time out of my day to go to the health center to see a doctor. Some days I don't really have much free time before the evening.

I don't believe I have been over-exerting myself, but I don't want to just stay in my bed all day and sleep, even though that may be what is best for me. Most professors will be understanding if I email them and provide them a doctor's note as well, but I also just got back from a conference where I had to miss two days of classes next week.

I have been trying to keep hydrated so that way my body can fight the sickness. Also, I have been told if you stay hydrated you can flush the virus out of your body quicker.

Eating can also be a pain when you have a sore throat, for the past couple of days I have tried to have some soup in order to help. Most meals I would have to force myself to eat something of substance in order to give my body some type of energy in order to get through the day. It's also never fun not being able to breathe out of your nostrils. If it wasn't my nose being stuffed, then it would be constantly runny so there was no winning that battle.

Looking back, I probably should have done a bit more work over spring break in order to get ahead in the case that something like this would happen. I wanted my break to be exactly that, a break. After not being home for a few months I just wanted some time off to relax.

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