Good good links #45

Before we get into the great posts I happened upon this week I’d like to say thanks to everybody who chimed in on Thursday. That’s just what I like about the blogging community: having all kinds of different people chime in on a topic, share their experiences and opinions. And because we talked about what’s important beyond food and exercise which will be included in this round-up of links, too: here’s me spilling some musings on family, childhood and other random tibits about me. And now onto some truly good links from the week.

Happy Sunday!

Good good links


Good good [food for thought]

Why health claims and symbols aren’t health promoting via Chelsea’s Healthy Kitchen

The best kind of food is the one coming without a label and prepared at home. Follow your gut instinct not misleading symbols on a package.

why i won’t be working for a bikini body this summer. via Running with Spoons

Feeling good about yourself matters most: “Weight and pant size are too flimsy a thing to tie your happiness up into”

Does Your Environment Support Who You Want To Be? via Jamie Mendell

We can choose to eliminate what gets us down and create an environment to feel good in.

Why We Need To Stop Talking About What Women Are Eating via BuzzFeed

 Live and let others live. Judging others’ choices – healthy or not – is unnecessary and doesn’t make either side feel better.


Good good [advice and inspiration]

Yet Another Great Reason to Stop Comparing Your Eating Habits to Other People’s via Well-Intentioned

Because you really never know what the other person eats when you’re not around. Focus on yourself only and what you feel like eating.

food guilt via the real life RD

It’s when we stop feeling bad about eating a little more [indulgent food] that we get to a healthy relationship with food in general.

Healthy on holiday via Khushboo’s Blog

When in Rome… Vacations are the time to enjoy new foods and be more concerned with taking in all sights than controlling your intake.

I Use To Want To Be Skinny. via Eats from the Oil Patch

 Skinny isn’t equivalent with happy and that’s what the goal should be.

A Woman Paid Photoshop Pros In 25 Countries To Make Her “Beautiful”  [two links] via Mind Body Green

Proof that true beauty is really in the eye of the beholder – worth clicking through all images and deciding which one you’d deem ‘beautiful’.

7 Signs You Should Eat A Burger, Fries, & Even Ice Cream via Lifting Revolution

I’m not into the concept of ‘cheat days’  but even if none of those fit for you: life’s too short to go without those delicious indulgences.

7 Things Only Chronic Overthinkers Will Understand via Huffington Post

Glimpses into an overthinkers mind. Reading this would be almost hilarious if it wasn’t so accurate for myself, too.


Why You Should Close All of Your Tabs (Except This One) via The Muse

A random one but nonetheless addressing a well-known [to me and probably you, too] problem.

25 Free Apps That Are Making The World A Better Place via BuzzFeed

Donations for good causes, raising awareness and letting you know how to do good every day: apps can be more than just fun games.



Let’s Go For a Walk! via hello healthy eating

Further proof that high intensity workouts aren’t the only way to experience health benefits from exercise.


Good good [posts to make you smile]

Stupid Weight Loss Tips via Snack Therapy

Because you’re clearly going to ignore the chocolate on the counter if the fridge is packed with cut-up carrots.

35 Surprisingly Useful Websites You Never Knew You Needed via BuzzFeed

Coffee addicts: ignore the first. Everyone: be aware of #25’s addictive potential and jump back to #10 – the best.

21 Secrets Runners Won’t Tell You via BuzzFeed

Aren’t runners a fabulously odd group of people?!


Good good [food]

Vegan Chocolate Pudding with Peanut Butter Whipped Cream via The Cake Merchant

If this doesn’t get you drooling you’re either allergic to PB or … I’m at a loss.

Vegan Chocolate Peanut Butter Ice Cream via The Lemon Bowl

Simple ingredients and quick to prepare without an ice cream maker: another win for the chocolate + peanut butter combination.

23 Healthy And Easy Breakfasts Your Kids Will Love via BuzzFeed

Who says only children were keen on Breakfast Popsicles or Almond Butter and Banana Open Sandwiches (!)??

Frozen Vegan Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Bites via Fit Foodie Finds

You’re not actually surprised to see those here?! They’re cookie dough bites for heaven’s sake!

Chickpea Polenta Breakfast Scramble (vegan) via Clean Eating Veggie Girl

I’m not the hugest fan of tofu scramble but a chickpea-obsessed so this version looks like a great alternative.

Roasted Vegetable + Chickpea Bowl with Cilantro Cashew Cream via Naturally Ella

A grain, a [lot of] green, a bean – the trio for success plus cashew cream: perfect.

Portobello Philly Cheese Steak Bowl via Keepin‘ It Kind

Not like I’d ever had ‘real’ Philly Cheese Steak but if it’s anything like this bowl it has to be seriously awesome.


Happiness inducing today: Chatting with a random girl at the gym.


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Which posts made you think, smile or got you hungry this week?


14 thoughts on “Good good links #45

  1. alex@vegginout says:

    Thank you for sharing these links! There are some pretty great, though-provoking articles highlighted here. Though I didn’t realize I was such an over thinker until I read that article… And I’m definitely going to have to check out those cookie dough bites!

    • Miss Polkadot says:

      Funny how you’d mention that. I always knew I was an overthinker but hadn’t realized just how deeply rooted it was until reading the article, too.
      And those cookie dough bites? I feel there should be a warning about their potential addictiveness. Which I’m still hoping to try…

  2. caileejoy says:

    This is a great list!! Just checked out some of the links!! Love the one about ‘stupid weight loss tips’!! So funny! …and yet totally relatable!

    • Miss Polkadot says:

      So ridiculous yet we’ve all heard at least a few of these at some point. Makes you wonder if there are actually people following every single one of these – what a sad, sad life that has to be.

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