Anonymous: You are seriously the greatest.

NO YOU ARE

Anonymous: Do you ever feel ungrateful and picky for having to have special vegan food? I'm vegan but sometimes I feel like a 1st world princess for turning down the food that I am blessed to have available to me since it isn't vegan. Also, I'm heading away over the weekend. What kinda foods could I bring to supplement the food available (not all meals will be vegan friendly) and id like to be a tad more balanced than just living off fruit and nuts? Cheers :) x
  • Vegan sushi
  • Quinoa salad dishes/ rice salad
  • Roast veggies
  • Carrots and hummus
  • Fruit kebabs
  • Pasta salads
  • Curries and rice
  • Nachos
  • Vegan slice
  • Date balls
  • Vegan pizza

They are just some meal/snack options that everyone will be able to enjoy :)

Sometimes I feel like I’m being difficult, but not ungrateful. There is no reason to feel ungrateful about being vegan. Veganism is based on compassion and ethical decisions, and you’re certainly not being ungrateful - and you have every right to stand by your values and beliefs :)

Anonymous: Hey Anna I am finding a topic in biology so hard it makes me want to cry my whole body is sore from the stress :( I just can't understand anything and my teacher

Hey cutie! Why not try emailing your teacher to see if you can set up a time for a one on one meeting? If not, try and see them after class one day :) Another great way to get some help would be to ask friends or form a study group! 

Google Khan Academy and have a scroll through their website and Youtube channel because they have some fantastic biology sources!

Hope this helps you out a bit :) x

Anonymous: Have you always had this relationship with good? What's your story? Honestly I drive to one day be how you are around food, it's incredible.

Literally if you spoke to me 2.5 years ago I would probably rattle off about how eating at night is bad, how I ate a certain amount of calories every single day and believed that fitspiration was something to aspire to.

Now I’m eating my third bowl of oats in bed at 10pm at night, I haven’t counted calories in about 2 years and I know that healthy comes in all shapes and sizes. Realising that food isn’t the enemy and doesn’t control you was a wonderful thing for me. There is more to life than having a perfect body, eating clean and being strict around your intake.

And when I say more to life I mean pasta all day every day. 

Anonymous: Breakfast ideas for before school? And also packed lunch ideas?

Breakfasts:

  • Quinoa flakes porridge (my favourite combo is a mashed banana cooked through, cinnamon, berries, nuts, shredded coconut, coconut sugar or syrup and pb)
  • Oats with similar toppings to the quinoa
  • Toast with pb/jam
  • Toast with avocado
  • Granola/muesli, coyo, fruit
  • Bircher muesli
  • Massive green smoothie
  • Scrambled tofu, roasted tomato, beans and toast - make like a big vegan breakfast!

School lunches list here :)

Anonymous: Please help, I sit next to this girl in maths who is always so mean to me, she doesn't do any work or anything and today we kind of had a little fight and she said "I'm sick of your shit, I hope you fail your hsc" and OMG I want to cry she is so mean like she is an actual bitch:/ I have no one else to sit next to but now that she said that I don't want to :'( I barely have any friends

You don’t deserve to be treated badly. Sometimes the best thing to do is just remove yourself from the situation. Why not ask someone else if you can sit with them? If you be yourself eventually the right people will radiate towards you <3 Hope you’re okay, and best of luck with maths and your HSC :) x

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Anonymous: My boyfriends friends don't like me because I'm not really that attractive or talkative. It makes it hard trying to fit into his world when I can't even hang with his friends and it's been 2 years. It gets me really down, what should I do?

My only thought is trying one more time and just being yourself. Sometimes big group situations like gatherings/picnics/beach trips are a great way to break some tension. 

Please don’t feel sad about how they’ve formed their opinion of you. Anyone who bases their opinion on someone’s looks isn’t worth worrying about. You’re a-okay however you want to be, and you don’t need anyone else’s approval of that. I mean, I don’t see the point in hanging out with people who aren’t respectful of who you are as a person. Don’t let their opinions of you change how you see yourself or how you act. You can only be you, and that is 100% perfectly fine. You’re dating your boyfriend, not his friends.

It’s okay to not get along with everyone - that’s just part of life :) 

Anonymous: hey you c: i was the birthday anon yesterday, just reporting how the day went heehee so i spent half the day making my own birthday cake and the other half laughing my heart out to korean variety shows, it seems like i got no life *sighs* so today i went to take myself out on a date ¦:)- basically i watched Lucy alone & ate sushi alone at a table for 4 while being stared at(oops not sorry at all bcos sushi) haha

HEY oh I am so happy you had such a wonderful day! Taking yourself on dates is one of my very favourite things to do. NO one can treat you better or love you more than yourself. Never be sorry for sushi eating - ever. Proud of you!!!! xx

Anonymous: Zodiac sign? :)

Libra!!!

Anonymous: Is ok to make pb nanaicecream? Like a lot of it

Not only is it okay, it’s encouraged

Anonymous: HI ANNA I am going to a swim party tomorrow and I have the biggest BUTT PIMPLE ON MY BUTT CHEEK WHERE IT SHOWS IF I WEAR A SWIMSUIT and it hurts so bad to sit down WHAT DO I DO!?

OH NO I HAVE IDEA WHAT TO DO

FOLLOWERS - HOW DO YOU CURE/MINIMISE/TREAT BUTT PIMPLES??!?!?!

My only solution is to not worry about the pimple and go swimming anyway because swimming is super fun.

Anonymous: Hey Anna, I was just curious.. I am often not hungry for dinner some nights but I usually eat it anyway.. Do you usually follow your hunger cues? Or listen to your body? If my body is telling me I'm not hungry wouldn't it be best to listen to my body as the body knows best... Or should I still force feed myself to eat dinner? Thank you :)

Hey there :) Sometimes I think it’s a combination of listening to your body and listening to your mind. Yes, your body can generally tell you when it’s hungry and it needs food. But if you know you’re not eating enough of x, y, or z then that is when you have to use your mind to feed yourself. Sometimes even though you’re not craving a certain nutrient, or aren’t hungry, doesn’t mean that you don’t need the food. I find regular snacks and meals are a great way to ensure I eat enough and receive all the nutrients I need. It’s just a matter of figuring out what works for you :)

Anonymous: I just binged heaps. I am so upset with myself. More so because I have a dry slow digestive system therefore it'll take almost 48 hours for me to get it all out of my system.. I'm so sad and I don't know what to do. Should I maybe throw it up? I feel so bloated and gross and I just don't know what to do. :'( I'm so disappointed in myself. And I haven't had dinner because I'm still full from the binge 5 or so hours ago? Should I still have some rice or something?? Xxxx sorry

I wish I could just give you a big hug. You are worth a zillion times more than whatever you put into your body, I promise you that! It’s okay to feel sad and gross and bloated, but accept, forgive and move on from what has happened. Maybe call a friend or chat to a family member if you’re feeling sad? They might be able to give you some words of comfort. Under no circumstances will throwing this up make the situation better. Ginger tea might aid in any nausea or digestion issues you’re facing. As for dinner - just listen to your hunger cues. Don’t deny yourself food if you’re hungry.

I just answered another question here about places and people you can seek for support, maybe have a read and consider reaching out for help? There is no shame in seeking help if you need it :)

Please be gentle with yourself tonight, lots of love x

Anonymous: Song recommendations?

HI! Here are some songs I am loving right now:

  • Shake It Off - Taylor Swift
  • Back Home - Andy Grammer
  • Mother and Father - Broods
  • A Community Service Announcement - Jonathon Boulet
  • Higher Love (Matoma Remix) - James Vincent McMorrow
  • You - The 1975
  • So Far (It’s Alright) - The 1975
  • All of the Stars - Ed Sheeran
  • Leave Your Lover - Sam Smith
  • Nirvana - Sam Smith
  • Not in That Way - Sam Smith
  • Arcadia - The Kite String Tangle
  • The Fear - The Kite String Tangle
  • I Blame Myself - Sky Ferreira
  • 24 Hours - Sky Ferreira
  • Budapest - George Ezra
  • You’re The One For Me - Great Good Fine Ok
  • Big Poppa (Matoma Remix) 
  • Yellow Brick Road (Midside Remix) - Angus and Julia Stone
  • Be Still - The Fray
  • Cigarette’s in the Theatre - Two Door Cinema Club
  • Kids - Two Door Cinema Club

Oh, and here’s my current running playlist if you’re interested :)

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