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Cake day: Apr 15, 2021


The science isn’t settled on whether omega 3s are necessary, that’s why they’re not classified as an essential nutrient. Not tryna convince you not to take it, but just saying.

That said, you can buy an algal oil supplement that will supply you with enough omega 3s. Or you can eat ground flax seeds (they contain ALA which your body converts to EPA and DHA). I’m not sure about chia seeds, but for ground flax you can add it to cereal, smoothies, protein shakes, etc.

I take a supplement which contains D3 and B12, as those are the most difficult to get from a plant-based diet. If you really wanted you could look for plant-milks that contain B12 and D. Nutritional yeast is fortified with B12 too. And many vegan meats will have B12.

Other than that I just eat a balanced diet. Each meal I have carbs, a high-protein food, and vegetables. I also have at least 1 fruit a day, and I make a protein shake because I work out.

I’ve gotten a few blood tests and the results have always come back fine. Never any deficiencies. I’ve been vegan for about 5 years and my last test was in 2020.

I don’t think you necessarily need to have a few go-to meals. That’s fine for the start, but I guarantee you’ll eventually get bored and wanna learn new recipes. It’s better to have nutritionally dense foods that you can cook in a variety of ways. Some examples: tofu, seitan, soy curls, tempeh, beans, chickpeas, lentils. These foods are high in protein, iron, calcium, and more. Then along with carbs, green vegetables, and fruit, you’ll have a well balanced diet.

I think there’s a lot of QoL features missing that make it less user-friendly than most sites and the difference is pretty stark when you compare it to reddit especially. Some examples:

-Being able to “view all images” so that you can just scroll down without having to open every image manually

-Being able to open videos from within the site

-More filters/sorting options. You can’t sort by controversial comments, you can’t search by community/post/comment, you can’t view all submitter’s comments

-Being able to hover over an image and have it open (with extensions like imagus, hover zoom, etc)

-Having a preview of your comment below (the preview button doesn’t do that)

-A better search function. Right now it’s not very accurate and sometimes doesn’t yield results.

-Being able to expand the comment box you type in

-Smaller margins. Right now, everything is in the middle. This is fine for individual comments, but once you start getting lots of replies, where everything is inched over slightly, then comments far down the chain are basically thin strips of text.

-a phone app

These are some that stand out to me. I agree with other commenters that the site is still new, and unknown. But if people do discover this site and find it’s functionality to be annoying, then they may be turned off from using it, especially when they’re likely more comfortable on other platforms already.

I don’t think that’s true, though. You could say that for some self-help books, that they claim or imply that individual action is the source of/solution to problems, but how would that be inherently true of books that are, say, aimed at reducing one’s anxiety. Obviously some books of this nature may harbour some liberal messages, but is that intrinsic to the genre? Like all of psychology is liberal? Are books on exercising or learning an instrument also individualistic?

I’m not tryna be difficult. Is self-help, by definition, individualistic? Like two books could be about CBT, but one is self-help and the other is not? Is there some other genre of books that deals with improving oneself in some way, without being individualistic?

What about in socialist countries? Are there no books about learning a craft or improving one’s discipline?

I totally get what you’re saying about a lot of self-help books, but to me it sounds like you’re throwing the baby out with the bath water. Like saying horror is inherently misogynistic because a lot of horror media is. Again, maybe I’m wrong and there is something intrinsic to self-help that is wrong, but it sounds to me like you’re making a generalization.