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You can't go a step into a shop, or watch television, or look at the internet without stumbling over food in some form or another. At the same time, the rate of obesity, and the number of anorexic people/people with other eating disorders seem to skyrocket. People rushing to fast food chains, people buying only organic food, extremist vegans hating simple butcher store owners. There seem to be a thousand ideas and diets around that encourage becoming slim or getting healthy. But eating healthy is so easy. I hope I can give you a few hints on how to eat good and healthy. (though I can't do anything about the price of food, guess you'll have to find an alternative then)

Food Basics
Main foods: Potatoes , rice, bread. These are the most basic of all foods and the most important staples of nutrition. They contain starch, minerals and vitamins vital for the human body. Starch is, like most organic substances, a type of sugar, but it is a type of sugar that can be easily broken down and converted to glucose by the human body. In other words- too much bread can actually make you fat, though it does depend on the type of bread. White bread is probably the most harmful one and shouldn't be ingested as much as dark and full-grain bread. Rule over the thumb: The darker the bread, and the more of the original grain was used, the better for your health it is. Rice is similar, try to stick to non-polished and/or wild rice for better results. Potatoes contain so many minerals and vitamins, that they should be eaten most often. No really, it is entirely possible to completely survive off potatoes and butter alone.
Fruit: Fruit are the best source of vitamins. They come in every form and shape: from tiny blueberries to giant melons and pumpkin. They are tasty, juicy and most are fun to eat. Different types of fruit- cherries, red grapes, tomatoes- are said to actively counteract cancer cells. If you want to help the environment too, then buy regional fruit. They are just as good as exotic fruit and don't have to be shipped across thousands of kilometers. Your grandma probably told you to eat fruit at least three times a day.
However, be aware- humans are not made to exist on fruit only. Asides from proteins, starch, some vitamins and most minerals that can't be found in fruit; fructose plays Hell on the organs. Eaten in normal amounts is not harmful, but ingesting only fruit can lead to serious health problems. Point in case: Steve Jobs. It is entirely possible that the pancreatic cancer that eventually killed him was caused by his fruitarian diet. Ashton Kutcher, who was supposed to play him in a movie also developed pancreatic issues after changing to the same type of diet.
Vegetables: Vegetables are every kid's nightmare. But what our parents told us was mostly right- they are good for you. Possibly even more than fruit, actually. Vegetables contain a load of minerals, fiber, starch and vitamins. Spinach for example, while not containing as much iron as myths tell us, still contains medical properties (lowers fever, can be used against kidney problems). Cabbage and kale- and all of its variations (turnips, broccoli, white cabbage, red cabbage, etc...) are amongst the most healthy vegetables to be found- they contain Vitamin C and B, folic acids, betacarotins, calcium, iron, potassium; lower cancer risk and help influence cholesterine and blood sugar. Sauerkraut, a fermented form of white cabbage, can be used as a replacement for citric fruit as Vitamin C supplier (they took it on ships to battle scurvy, as it does not spoil as fast as fruit do). Beans and peas (though technically fruit, as they are the plant's fruits) are rich in starch and plant proteins, and can serve as a viable replacement for meat.
However, it is advisable to ingest vegetables as fresh as possible. Raw is preferable in several cases, like cabbage, salad, spinach, carrots- or cooked/steamed like broccoli, cauliflower, beans (especially beans, they are actually poisonous when raw). However, cooking the stuff for too long will kill off every last healthy stuff inside and turn it basically into papier maché. Reheating is also problematic- spinach for example develops nitric substances the more often it is heated that might cause liver and kidney problems. If you eat veggies, eat them right- fresh off the field or cooked until crunchy.
Animal Products: Animal products are the source of proteins humans can most easily work with, they contain some vitamins that can't be found in any plants in large enough amounts (B12, for example, though Porphyra is the only exception), along with minerals and other important elements. However, animal products are also the source of a lot of strife and problems in the world, as producing most animal products includes killing the animal, and it is very energy- and resource intensive. For example, to produce one pound of beef there are several pounds of food and dozens of galleons of water needed. 
Milk and milk products: Milk does not count as drink, actually, but as food. It has more calories than soda does- but it contains a massive amount of minerals (calcium especially), fats and other important parts. Milk should not be drank raw, as it might contain bacteria- so it should be pasteurized or ultra heat treated. UH milk is actually almost as good as pasteurized milk is and much longer-lasting. The downside is, however, that milk also contains lactose, and a lot of people can not digest it after they grew up.
Milk products includes cheese, butter, yogurt, curd. They are healthy and since the lactose is reduced in them, also digestible and enjoyable for people with a light intolerance.
Eggs: Eggs are the most important non-meat protein sources. They also contain large amounts of Vitamin B12. Eating eggs had been long time damned as raising the cholesterol levels- but in truth you could eat an egg every day and nothing would happen. And, to settle your troubles- the eggs you usually buy in stores are not fertilized, as the chicken producing them have never seen a rooster in their lives. However, you should make sure that you only buy eggs from local farmers, or make sure you buy eggs from companies that keep their chicken in acceptable conditions (read: chicken that at least live in stables and not tiny cages).
Honey: Honey is one of those foods you could live without. But buying honey might improve the bee keeping and in the long run, help with the environment. Honey also contains various sugars and substances, and has been known to cure different medical problems like a sore throat. Also, fun fact: pure honey does not spoil.
Just make sure you get your honey from local bee keepers, or at least check up the companies selling them to make sure the bees are well kept.
Meat: Meat is the oldest form of nutrition, as the first life forms not consuming chemicals hunted down others. So there is nothing wrong with eating meat- the opposite is actually true: Meat contains more proteins than plants have, vitamins and minerals plants do not have or only have in low amounts, and some sorts of meat (fish especially) contain important fatty acids that are vital for the immune system. Different innards- like the liver- are rich in iron and vitamins (and incidentally, liverwurst is damn delicious). 
The downside to meat is the expense needed to produce it, along with the often abysmal animal care- pigs standing in their own feces in entirely too tiny cages, chicken not able to move because of genetic manipulation and giant breast flesh, cattle feeding on corn pellets they can't even digest, animals being drugged up to the gills with medications to keep diseases away, animals being slaughtered after only a few months of life. This is the sad truth of capitalism and greed- make as much money with as little effort as possible. Not eating meat isn't a good idea either, asides from nutritional problems this would also mean that those animals that are usually eaten end up being wasted- and while I have no problems about killing animals for food, killing them just because they take up space is idiotic and a waste of life, basically murder.
If you want to eat meat, but also keep your karma happy, avoid buying food from large companies and especially, avoid buying meat from large supermarkets. Not only are these meats often contained with medications and from less-than-stellar husbandry conditions, but they are also not exactly the freshest products available. Buy meat from local butchers and/or farmers, or go the 100% biological route and get your meat directly from hunters (or go hunting on your own)- venison lacks the chemicals found in farm animals and you can be certain that buck had eaten ecologically and biologically perfect food his entire life and had lived the way animals should live.
The same goes for fish, by the way. Avoid aqua culture if possible, look for certificates, and buy your fish at fish stores and/or go fishing yourself.
Drinking: Drinking is more important than eating. Three days without water can and will kill humans, while they can go for weeks without food. The average human needs about two liters every day, though roughly half of it can be gained from the food ingested.
Water is the most important and best way for hydration. Also, in most industrial states like most of Europe and America, tap water is perfectly drinkable and a lot cheaper than bottled water.
Tea is a good alternative to water, though some teas like black tea might contain too much caffeine and cause some heart troubles and blood pressure issues if drank too much. Herbal tea however, is a good go-to.
Alcohol is mostly a no-go. Alcohol is a poison, the more is ingested, the more damage it causes in the brain and the liver. There are some drinks that can be drunk- like red wine- which has more healthy benefits than negative actually. Low-grade beers can be healthy too. In fact, beer counts as a nutritional food, containing minerals and vitamins- if working extremely hard like in construction or glass blowing, the body sweats the alcohol out before it even has an effect, while the good substances remain.
Coffee is a massive unknown, with scientists arguing about its benefits. It does dehydrate more than it hydrates, though, and the caffeine count is actually neglectable low. Not to mention that too much caffeine can cause heart problems. You want energy for the day? Drink chocolate milk.
Lemonades and fruit juices are not suited for hydration. The high sugar count, along with the various acids found within do not quench the thirst as effectively as water or tea do. 
Energy drinks shouldn't be drank. High sugar and caffeine count can dangerously bring the heart rate out of context, while it dehydrates more than it hydrates.

Types of diets
Normal: A mixture of animal products- meat as well as others- and vegetables and fruit. It is what most people consume, medically acceptable and if the right products are chosen also ecologically and ethically inoffensive.
Vegetarian: This means that people avoid meat, but still eat animal products like eggs and milk. Asides from a slight iron insufficiency which can be counteracted by eating kale, there is no problem with avoiding meat. Even children can grow up healthy on a vegetarian diet, as long they get animal proteins in the form of eggs and milk.
Vegan: This means that people avoid all animal products. Now, I don't want to step on any toes, but I think vegan diets are the most idiotic diets that exist. Not only does the body require substances that can not be found in plants, but the human body also can not digest plant matter as well as it does animal proteins- humans are simply not meant to ingest only plant matter. Especially plant proteins are hard to crack- and the entire vegan diet might cause health problems like stomach ulcers (as plants need to be digested with stronger stomach acids which in turn can and will destroy the stomach lining). Also, children need animal proteins to grow, and preventing them from eating those can be child abuse.
Carnivore: The other side of the coin, people only eating meat. While not as problematic as vegan diet, a purely carnivorous diet can also cause health problems like constant flatulence and heart problems, along with vitamin and mineral insufficiency. Humans are also not meant to consume only meat.

General Hints
The average human requires about 2.000 kilo calories per day (meaning roughly 2.000.000 calories)- but that means people who sit around doing basically nothing. Hard workers can go up to 10.000 kilo calories per day. Always keep that in mind when eating- you simply do not need any more.
Eating Speed: Don't laugh, the speed at which food is consumed is one of the crucial aspects for obesity. The main idea is to eat food slowly. The reason is simple: the body will automatically send a 'sated' signal to the brain after roughly twenty minutes of eating, regardless whether the stomach is full or not. Plus, eating slowly- chewing thoroughly- allows the body to more effectively gather the nutrients from the food ingested, making the body less likely to go hungry again. Even fast food can be eaten regularly with no ill effects if not devoured, but savored.
Processed Food: Industrial processed food contains chemical substances meant to prevent spoiling, too much salt and sugar and countless other, mysterious ingredients nobody knows what they even do. If you want to eat healthy, avoid pre-packaged and already prepared meals (like deep frozen food stuff). Buy fresh instead and prepare it yourself, or go to places where you can watch them prepare it. Remember- the more processed it is, the more likely that all important vitamins and minerals are gone and replaced for chemical cocktails. Also, cooking food yourself rarely takes more than half an hour, a time you can hopefully bring up- and cooking yourself already lowers your appetite, so you won't eat as much from the beginning. On the other hand, if you are eating healthy, nobody will get pissed about you eating something from a large company. You eat healthy and want a deep-frozen chocolate cake? Get your chocolate cake.
Sugar:
Sugar is the energy source for humans- but mostly glucose. Even fructose (fruit sugar) is already harder to digest than glucose is. A healthy diet does not need any additional sugar, but in small dimensions there is nothing to be said against it (especially if you lead a very active life style). However sugar also causes addictions in the brain, so try to cut back and avoid it if possible. More importantly, avoid sugar replacements at any costs. Despite being a lot sweeter than glucose (like stevia, aspartame), it brings the system out of whack- the body tries to digest glucose because the food is sweet, but there is no glucose to be worked with- and the body gets 'grumpy' and starts storing fat as replacement. Personally, I think American Corn Syrup is one of the reasons obesity is running rampant over there. Also, sugar replacements not only cause digestive problems (just try consuming artificial sweeteners without your ass throwing up), but it might also be a reason for diabetes. If you want to avoid sugar- avoid it, but do not replace it with something else.
Diets:
I will say it only once- starving yourself to lose weight does not work. The body can not tell the difference between a deliberate lack of food and a famine. Also, at first the system will reduce the muscles instead of body fat- so in the end you'll be still fat, but weak. Want to lose weight? Change your eating habits and just move a few additional hours per day. It doesn't need to be sport, just taking a one-hour walk already works.
Eating regularly: It might sound weird, but if you eat regularly and at least three meals per day, you are healthier and in the end, actually thinner than people eating only once per day.
Dietary supplements: If you eat healthy and are healthy, there is no reason to take them. Swallowing vitamin pills are mostly a waste of money- a surplus of vitamins and minerals can not be stored and will be flushed out of the body, and too much of them can actually cause problems- too much Vitamin D can cause kidney stones, too much Vitamin A can actually kill you (do not eat the liver of a polar bear). Supplements should only be taken if there is a definite lack of it- like pregnant women should ingest more folic acid- but they do not cure the problem. A lack of vitamins can not be remedied by eating vitamin pills, it can only be helped by eating fruit and vegetables.
Food Preparation: Preparing your own food is advisable- but you need to prepare it correctly.
Fruit and Vegetables are usually fine if washed in clear water to remove residues clinging to its surface. Some vegetables have to be cooked or boiled for some time before eating.
Potatoes have to be cooked until edible- a good rule over the thumb is to boil it until it can be easily pressed apart with a fork. It would also work to just cut them and bake or fry them, as long they are no longer raw.
Meat has to be heated that its core temperature is at least 60 degrees Celsius (140 degrees Fahrenheit) for several minutes to avoid food poisoning. Hint of someone who loves cooking: Fry the meat at high temperatures for a short time until both sides are brown, then reduce the temperature and let it sizzle.

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Any Deus ex picture that features one or several characters as animals is mostly My Little Pony. So I've done my own version with a wide variety of mammals and birds. And nobody will stop me from doing more of the kind.

Adam Jensen - Common raven
David Sarif - King's cheetah
Megan Reed - Long-haired cat
Francis 'Frank' Pritchard - Siamese cat
Faridah Malik - Arctic tern
Eliza Cassan - Pileated woodpecker (because of Picus News)
James 'Jim' Miller - Australian shepherd
Duncan MacReady - Staffordshire terrier
Aria Argento - German Shepherd
Peter Chang - Emperor penguin
Daniel 'Smiley' Fletcher - Colored rat (A 'lab rat'. Get it?)
Elias Chikane - Martial eagle
Alejandra 'Alex' Vega - Asian golden cat
Václav Koller - Red squirrel
Delara Auzenne - Red fox
Robert 'Bob' Page - Black cat (The kind that screws your stuff up just because he can)
Talos Rucker - Lion
Victor Marchenko - Brown bear
Ivan Berk - Bontebok
William 'Bill' Taggart - Akita
Hugh Darrow - Horse
Zhao Yun Ru - Golden pheasant
Lawrence Barrett - Bull
Yelena Fedorova - Secretary bird
Jaron Namir - Wolf
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You can't go a step into a shop, or watch television, or look at the internet without stumbling over food in some form or another. At the same time, the rate of obesity, and the number of anorexic people/people with other eating disorders seem to skyrocket. People rushing to fast food chains, people buying only organic food, extremist vegans hating simple butcher store owners. There seem to be a thousand ideas and diets around that encourage becoming slim or getting healthy. But eating healthy is so easy. I hope I can give you a few hints on how to eat good and healthy. (though I can't do anything about the price of food, guess you'll have to find an alternative then)

Food Basics
Main foods: Potatoes , rice, bread. These are the most basic of all foods and the most important staples of nutrition. They contain starch, minerals and vitamins vital for the human body. Starch is, like most organic substances, a type of sugar, but it is a type of sugar that can be easily broken down and converted to glucose by the human body. In other words- too much bread can actually make you fat, though it does depend on the type of bread. White bread is probably the most harmful one and shouldn't be ingested as much as dark and full-grain bread. Rule over the thumb: The darker the bread, and the more of the original grain was used, the better for your health it is. Rice is similar, try to stick to non-polished and/or wild rice for better results. Potatoes contain so many minerals and vitamins, that they should be eaten most often. No really, it is entirely possible to completely survive off potatoes and butter alone.
Fruit: Fruit are the best source of vitamins. They come in every form and shape: from tiny blueberries to giant melons and pumpkin. They are tasty, juicy and most are fun to eat. Different types of fruit- cherries, red grapes, tomatoes- are said to actively counteract cancer cells. If you want to help the environment too, then buy regional fruit. They are just as good as exotic fruit and don't have to be shipped across thousands of kilometers. Your grandma probably told you to eat fruit at least three times a day.
However, be aware- humans are not made to exist on fruit only. Asides from proteins, starch, some vitamins and most minerals that can't be found in fruit; fructose plays Hell on the organs. Eaten in normal amounts is not harmful, but ingesting only fruit can lead to serious health problems. Point in case: Steve Jobs. It is entirely possible that the pancreatic cancer that eventually killed him was caused by his fruitarian diet. Ashton Kutcher, who was supposed to play him in a movie also developed pancreatic issues after changing to the same type of diet.
Vegetables: Vegetables are every kid's nightmare. But what our parents told us was mostly right- they are good for you. Possibly even more than fruit, actually. Vegetables contain a load of minerals, fiber, starch and vitamins. Spinach for example, while not containing as much iron as myths tell us, still contains medical properties (lowers fever, can be used against kidney problems). Cabbage and kale- and all of its variations (turnips, broccoli, white cabbage, red cabbage, etc...) are amongst the most healthy vegetables to be found- they contain Vitamin C and B, folic acids, betacarotins, calcium, iron, potassium; lower cancer risk and help influence cholesterine and blood sugar. Sauerkraut, a fermented form of white cabbage, can be used as a replacement for citric fruit as Vitamin C supplier (they took it on ships to battle scurvy, as it does not spoil as fast as fruit do). Beans and peas (though technically fruit, as they are the plant's fruits) are rich in starch and plant proteins, and can serve as a viable replacement for meat.
However, it is advisable to ingest vegetables as fresh as possible. Raw is preferable in several cases, like cabbage, salad, spinach, carrots- or cooked/steamed like broccoli, cauliflower, beans (especially beans, they are actually poisonous when raw). However, cooking the stuff for too long will kill off every last healthy stuff inside and turn it basically into papier maché. Reheating is also problematic- spinach for example develops nitric substances the more often it is heated that might cause liver and kidney problems. If you eat veggies, eat them right- fresh off the field or cooked until crunchy.
Animal Products: Animal products are the source of proteins humans can most easily work with, they contain some vitamins that can't be found in any plants in large enough amounts (B12, for example, though Porphyra is the only exception), along with minerals and other important elements. However, animal products are also the source of a lot of strife and problems in the world, as producing most animal products includes killing the animal, and it is very energy- and resource intensive. For example, to produce one pound of beef there are several pounds of food and dozens of galleons of water needed. 
Milk and milk products: Milk does not count as drink, actually, but as food. It has more calories than soda does- but it contains a massive amount of minerals (calcium especially), fats and other important parts. Milk should not be drank raw, as it might contain bacteria- so it should be pasteurized or ultra heat treated. UH milk is actually almost as good as pasteurized milk is and much longer-lasting. The downside is, however, that milk also contains lactose, and a lot of people can not digest it after they grew up.
Milk products includes cheese, butter, yogurt, curd. They are healthy and since the lactose is reduced in them, also digestible and enjoyable for people with a light intolerance.
Eggs: Eggs are the most important non-meat protein sources. They also contain large amounts of Vitamin B12. Eating eggs had been long time damned as raising the cholesterol levels- but in truth you could eat an egg every day and nothing would happen. And, to settle your troubles- the eggs you usually buy in stores are not fertilized, as the chicken producing them have never seen a rooster in their lives. However, you should make sure that you only buy eggs from local farmers, or make sure you buy eggs from companies that keep their chicken in acceptable conditions (read: chicken that at least live in stables and not tiny cages).
Honey: Honey is one of those foods you could live without. But buying honey might improve the bee keeping and in the long run, help with the environment. Honey also contains various sugars and substances, and has been known to cure different medical problems like a sore throat. Also, fun fact: pure honey does not spoil.
Just make sure you get your honey from local bee keepers, or at least check up the companies selling them to make sure the bees are well kept.
Meat: Meat is the oldest form of nutrition, as the first life forms not consuming chemicals hunted down others. So there is nothing wrong with eating meat- the opposite is actually true: Meat contains more proteins than plants have, vitamins and minerals plants do not have or only have in low amounts, and some sorts of meat (fish especially) contain important fatty acids that are vital for the immune system. Different innards- like the liver- are rich in iron and vitamins (and incidentally, liverwurst is damn delicious). 
The downside to meat is the expense needed to produce it, along with the often abysmal animal care- pigs standing in their own feces in entirely too tiny cages, chicken not able to move because of genetic manipulation and giant breast flesh, cattle feeding on corn pellets they can't even digest, animals being drugged up to the gills with medications to keep diseases away, animals being slaughtered after only a few months of life. This is the sad truth of capitalism and greed- make as much money with as little effort as possible. Not eating meat isn't a good idea either, asides from nutritional problems this would also mean that those animals that are usually eaten end up being wasted- and while I have no problems about killing animals for food, killing them just because they take up space is idiotic and a waste of life, basically murder.
If you want to eat meat, but also keep your karma happy, avoid buying food from large companies and especially, avoid buying meat from large supermarkets. Not only are these meats often contained with medications and from less-than-stellar husbandry conditions, but they are also not exactly the freshest products available. Buy meat from local butchers and/or farmers, or go the 100% biological route and get your meat directly from hunters (or go hunting on your own)- venison lacks the chemicals found in farm animals and you can be certain that buck had eaten ecologically and biologically perfect food his entire life and had lived the way animals should live.
The same goes for fish, by the way. Avoid aqua culture if possible, look for certificates, and buy your fish at fish stores and/or go fishing yourself.
Drinking: Drinking is more important than eating. Three days without water can and will kill humans, while they can go for weeks without food. The average human needs about two liters every day, though roughly half of it can be gained from the food ingested.
Water is the most important and best way for hydration. Also, in most industrial states like most of Europe and America, tap water is perfectly drinkable and a lot cheaper than bottled water.
Tea is a good alternative to water, though some teas like black tea might contain too much caffeine and cause some heart troubles and blood pressure issues if drank too much. Herbal tea however, is a good go-to.
Alcohol is mostly a no-go. Alcohol is a poison, the more is ingested, the more damage it causes in the brain and the liver. There are some drinks that can be drunk- like red wine- which has more healthy benefits than negative actually. Low-grade beers can be healthy too. In fact, beer counts as a nutritional food, containing minerals and vitamins- if working extremely hard like in construction or glass blowing, the body sweats the alcohol out before it even has an effect, while the good substances remain.
Coffee is a massive unknown, with scientists arguing about its benefits. It does dehydrate more than it hydrates, though, and the caffeine count is actually neglectable low. Not to mention that too much caffeine can cause heart problems. You want energy for the day? Drink chocolate milk.
Lemonades and fruit juices are not suited for hydration. The high sugar count, along with the various acids found within do not quench the thirst as effectively as water or tea do. 
Energy drinks shouldn't be drank. High sugar and caffeine count can dangerously bring the heart rate out of context, while it dehydrates more than it hydrates.

Types of diets
Normal: A mixture of animal products- meat as well as others- and vegetables and fruit. It is what most people consume, medically acceptable and if the right products are chosen also ecologically and ethically inoffensive.
Vegetarian: This means that people avoid meat, but still eat animal products like eggs and milk. Asides from a slight iron insufficiency which can be counteracted by eating kale, there is no problem with avoiding meat. Even children can grow up healthy on a vegetarian diet, as long they get animal proteins in the form of eggs and milk.
Vegan: This means that people avoid all animal products. Now, I don't want to step on any toes, but I think vegan diets are the most idiotic diets that exist. Not only does the body require substances that can not be found in plants, but the human body also can not digest plant matter as well as it does animal proteins- humans are simply not meant to ingest only plant matter. Especially plant proteins are hard to crack- and the entire vegan diet might cause health problems like stomach ulcers (as plants need to be digested with stronger stomach acids which in turn can and will destroy the stomach lining). Also, children need animal proteins to grow, and preventing them from eating those can be child abuse.
Carnivore: The other side of the coin, people only eating meat. While not as problematic as vegan diet, a purely carnivorous diet can also cause health problems like constant flatulence and heart problems, along with vitamin and mineral insufficiency. Humans are also not meant to consume only meat.

General Hints
The average human requires about 2.000 kilo calories per day (meaning roughly 2.000.000 calories)- but that means people who sit around doing basically nothing. Hard workers can go up to 10.000 kilo calories per day. Always keep that in mind when eating- you simply do not need any more.
Eating Speed: Don't laugh, the speed at which food is consumed is one of the crucial aspects for obesity. The main idea is to eat food slowly. The reason is simple: the body will automatically send a 'sated' signal to the brain after roughly twenty minutes of eating, regardless whether the stomach is full or not. Plus, eating slowly- chewing thoroughly- allows the body to more effectively gather the nutrients from the food ingested, making the body less likely to go hungry again. Even fast food can be eaten regularly with no ill effects if not devoured, but savored.
Processed Food: Industrial processed food contains chemical substances meant to prevent spoiling, too much salt and sugar and countless other, mysterious ingredients nobody knows what they even do. If you want to eat healthy, avoid pre-packaged and already prepared meals (like deep frozen food stuff). Buy fresh instead and prepare it yourself, or go to places where you can watch them prepare it. Remember- the more processed it is, the more likely that all important vitamins and minerals are gone and replaced for chemical cocktails. Also, cooking food yourself rarely takes more than half an hour, a time you can hopefully bring up- and cooking yourself already lowers your appetite, so you won't eat as much from the beginning. On the other hand, if you are eating healthy, nobody will get pissed about you eating something from a large company. You eat healthy and want a deep-frozen chocolate cake? Get your chocolate cake.
Sugar:
Sugar is the energy source for humans- but mostly glucose. Even fructose (fruit sugar) is already harder to digest than glucose is. A healthy diet does not need any additional sugar, but in small dimensions there is nothing to be said against it (especially if you lead a very active life style). However sugar also causes addictions in the brain, so try to cut back and avoid it if possible. More importantly, avoid sugar replacements at any costs. Despite being a lot sweeter than glucose (like stevia, aspartame), it brings the system out of whack- the body tries to digest glucose because the food is sweet, but there is no glucose to be worked with- and the body gets 'grumpy' and starts storing fat as replacement. Personally, I think American Corn Syrup is one of the reasons obesity is running rampant over there. Also, sugar replacements not only cause digestive problems (just try consuming artificial sweeteners without your ass throwing up), but it might also be a reason for diabetes. If you want to avoid sugar- avoid it, but do not replace it with something else.
Diets:
I will say it only once- starving yourself to lose weight does not work. The body can not tell the difference between a deliberate lack of food and a famine. Also, at first the system will reduce the muscles instead of body fat- so in the end you'll be still fat, but weak. Want to lose weight? Change your eating habits and just move a few additional hours per day. It doesn't need to be sport, just taking a one-hour walk already works.
Eating regularly: It might sound weird, but if you eat regularly and at least three meals per day, you are healthier and in the end, actually thinner than people eating only once per day.
Dietary supplements: If you eat healthy and are healthy, there is no reason to take them. Swallowing vitamin pills are mostly a waste of money- a surplus of vitamins and minerals can not be stored and will be flushed out of the body, and too much of them can actually cause problems- too much Vitamin D can cause kidney stones, too much Vitamin A can actually kill you (do not eat the liver of a polar bear). Supplements should only be taken if there is a definite lack of it- like pregnant women should ingest more folic acid- but they do not cure the problem. A lack of vitamins can not be remedied by eating vitamin pills, it can only be helped by eating fruit and vegetables.
Food Preparation: Preparing your own food is advisable- but you need to prepare it correctly.
Fruit and Vegetables are usually fine if washed in clear water to remove residues clinging to its surface. Some vegetables have to be cooked or boiled for some time before eating.
Potatoes have to be cooked until edible- a good rule over the thumb is to boil it until it can be easily pressed apart with a fork. It would also work to just cut them and bake or fry them, as long they are no longer raw.
Meat has to be heated that its core temperature is at least 60 degrees Celsius (140 degrees Fahrenheit) for several minutes to avoid food poisoning. Hint of someone who loves cooking: Fry the meat at high temperatures for a short time until both sides are brown, then reduce the temperature and let it sizzle.

  • Listening to: Game OSTs
  • Reading: One Piece, various Webcomics, Agatha Christie
  • Watching: Cutscenes from Games, Cartoons
  • Playing: Skyrim, Sacred, Fallout NV, Prototype, Pharao
  • Eating: Anything that's on the table
  • Drinking: Peppermint Tea

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:iconfrozenwhitenorth:
frozenwhitenorth Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2018  Hobbyist Writer
Thanks for the Llama!
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DragonlordRynn Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2018
Give one, get one back :)
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PerfectChaos22 Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2018  Hobbyist Artist
TFW you don't know which scenario is worse


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frozenwhitenorth Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2018  Hobbyist Writer
Second is worse
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:iconperfectchaos22:
PerfectChaos22 Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2018  Hobbyist Artist
Daddy Kratos....think I'm gonna be sick XD
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DragonlordRynn Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2018
Both are equally sick. Kratos is the boy's father. Whether by blood or not is not important.
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PerfectChaos22 Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2018  Hobbyist Artist
You have a point there...Is it bad I find the female Kratos on the left attractive?

If there was a Goddess of War with her as the Protagonist, I'd most certainly play it
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:icondragonlordrynn:
It's okay to find her attractive- but why does it have to be Kratos? Why can't people just draw a beefy and attractive woman who's not somebody who is a completely different gender?

Why not go for Mortal Kombat's Shiva or Xena?
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skullcrucher Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2018
SternRitter M 'the Miracle'

Gerard Valkyrie Vollstandig
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Heart and Hands of the King
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Gerard Valkyrie #2
The Miracle
Bigger. Louder. Stronger.

My favorite of the Elite and one of the best SternRitter too. Taking on so many and about to fight again Byakuya, Tohshiro, and Kenpachi all used their Bankai at a point.
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DragonlordRynn Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2018
This. This guy is definitely a 'Thor' Fanboy.
And beating Byakuya or Hitsugaya or even Kenpachi isn't new. A bunch of people already did it.
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