Health & Diet

Offensive Things People Say to Vegans Without Realizing It — Everyday Vegetarian

I'm not a vegan, but I know plenty of folks who have eliminated animal products from their diets. I'd like to think I've always had an appropriate reaction — or at least, not a totally horrendous one.

To be sure, I've asked a bunch of my vegan friends to share some of the worst things people have ever said to them. Turns out, I think I've responded pretty well considering some of these real-life quotes.


Rise of the Veggan: Why Some Vegans Still Choose to Eat Eggs — The Chicken & The Egg

We live in the age of the dietary neologism, from the flexitarian to the freegan. So it was only a matter of time before the world was introduced to the veggan, or the egg-eating vegan.

Is that a contradiction in terms? You bet. But these meat-and dairy-eschewing vegetarians have four major justifications for making an occasional exception for eggs.


We Tried Every Halo Top Ice Cream Flavor and Here’s Our Favorite — On Trend

By now there's a good chance that you've already heard about Halo Top ice cream. The protein-rich, low-calorie pints that you can find in the freezer aisle have basically taken over the wellness community on Instagram and Reddit. Interested in trying one of the colorful pints? How should you decide which flavor to try first? We're here to help. Here's Kitchn's very un-scientific and totally subjective ranking of Halo Top ice cream flavors.

Can you guess which flavor got the number-one spot?


5 Ways to Eat Better, According to Powerlifters — Tips from The Kitchn

If you rank meal planning as a chore right up there with scrubbing the bathroom, imagine what it's like for people who have to plan a balanced diet to fuel intense workouts (and shop and cook in between lengthy gym sessions). Welcome to the world of powerlifters.


7 Things I Learned About Eating Better from Reddit — Tips from The Kitchn

Name just about any subculture, fandom, hobby, or niche obsession, and there's likely a space for talking about it on Reddit. The massive online discussion site currently hosts over one million discussion communities (known as subreddits), focused on just about every subject matter or interest you could imagine. The topic of food alone encompasses subreddits one might expect (think: budget eating, beginner cooking tips, and grilling), along with many more you probably wouldn't (like spaces for passionate fast food debate, shower beer appreciation, and "avocados gone wild," to name a few). While Reddit's "bro-cooking community" has gotten a bad rap for gross, bachelor-worthy food hacks, plenty of healthy discussion about healthier eating does exist — you just have to know where to find it.

I first stumbled into the world of food, fitness, and healthy eating on Reddit a few years ago, when I started a regular exercise regimen and felt compelled to learn everything I possibly could. As someone who regularly downs beer with my pizza and would possibly die defending my love for a sack-full of soggy steamed Krystal burgers, I'm certainly nowhere close to a nutrition expert — but a few years of perusing the collective encyclopedic knowledge shared in some of Reddit's health-focused communities has armed me with plenty of recipe ideas, a new understanding of macros and portioning, and a newfound love for canned tuna packed in olive oil. Here are some of the tips, tricks, and acronyms I've soaked up along the way.


What’s the Deal with Halo Top Ice Cream? — On Trend

Ice cream is one of the most magical treats on the planet, but no one is ever going to tell you it's the "healthiest" option at the grocery store. If you have a hard time not finishing a pint when it's in your home and want to avoid temptation, the easy option is to skip the freezer aisle. But it turns out it doesn't have to be that way.

A quick stroll on Instagram — especially in the wellness and weight-loss community — and you'll notice brightly colored pints of ice cream with the label "Halo Top" on the lid. Halo Top is a low-calorie, low-sugar, high-protein ice cream. A single pint of ice cream from Halo Top has anywhere between 240 to 360 calories and up to 24 grams of protein. And the best part? It actually tastes pretty decent, too.


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