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Healthy comfort foods Anonymous 1920[Reply]

Habitual eater here, I want to take better care of my health and skin and not eat as much crap. What are nice non-garbage comfort foods?

I crave salt more than anything.
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Anonymous 4877


one of my fav go-to's is roasting up some broccoli, carrots and potatoes with some garlic/salt/pepper. It's hard for any veggie to taste bad when it's cooked this way. Also a lot of veggie meat substitutes are lower in calories/healthier than meats while still being really tasty - my favs are linda mccartney sausages. Also just drenching any veggies in hummus is amazing.

Anonymous 4929

Oven baked fries. 1 pound of potatoes is like 350 kcal with a tiny bit of oil and salt, paprika and garlic powder it can be very savory, filling and low calories.

Anonymous 4931

Based anon.

Anonymous 4944

I like to make oven-baked barbecue chicken

Buy some boneless skinless chicken breasts, some extra virgin olive oil, and some BBQ rub from the spice aisle (same barbecue flavor with much less (sometimes zero) added sugar).

Preheat oven to 400 F, lightly coat chicken with oil, then with the bbq rub (it might take a few times to get a feel for how much bbq rub is enough), bake in a shallow pan for about 25 minutes or until internal meat temp is 165 F. Maybe turn them over halfway through if you're worried about them sticking to the pan.

Then just grab some steamed veggies and refrigerate/freeze the rest for later.

Anonymous 5034

I replaced my old staple breakfast bread with whole grain bread that has red berries in it, and now I stuff it full of veggies instead of expensive cheese slices. Both tastes better and makes me more full than the old rye/flour/sugar bread I used to eat. I also replaced my oats based cereal with regular cornflakes and toppled them with various fruits or berries.

Not sure if it can be considered a "healthy" breakfast, but it has less sugar and a whole lot more vitamins in it, but the main plus side is that it motivates me to wake up in the morning and it feels more like a rewarding snack than a "meal for sustenance" like breakfast used to be for me. Highly recommended with veggie sandwishes though.


When did you get your first period? Anonymous 4796[Reply]

As the title says.
I have a friend that has an 8yo daughter and she already has hairs under her arms. My friend is a little bit freaked out because she doesn't want her 8yo to get her period yet. I mean, who would want that?
I got mine when I was 11 or 12, and so did my friend. Do you guys think this is genetic? We've read stuff online about it but we want to hear your opinion. Also she has gone to the doc before and even though her daughter is not showing any "puberty signs", the doctor said that nowadays is normal to get their period earlier than before.
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Anonymous 4860

I knew someone here would recognize it! I found a few scanned pages when I googled to find the cover, and it made me so nostalgic.

Anonymous 4863

I got mine on the first day of school in the 5th grade. Whichever age that is lol. According to google that's 10-11. So I'd guess and say 10 1/2 (since school starts around August and my birthday is September).

Anonymous 4866

I hated that book so much. I remember my friends tried to get me to look at it/read it at a sleepover and I refused. I didn't wanna know about how my body would soon become a bloody shit show, it made me really anxious.

I got my period at 12, at a theme park with my friend and her dad. I knew what was happening but didn't really register it until the next day when I was at home and told my mom.
I have friends who got their periods around 16/17, which is crazy to me. I also knew girls who were 10 and had their period which also shocked me. I didn't tell my friends about my period for about a year, because I was the first in the group to get it and felt embarrassed.

Anonymous 5032


I was about 10-11. That was pretty early compared to the other girls at school, but about right for my family. We all had periods young and all bleed a lot. Turns out it's due to a rare blood condition that we all basically have. Got me some of that haemochromatosis.

Anonymous 5033

I think I was 13 or so. It happened after I went to the hairdresser.


Female Reproductive System Anonymous 1288[Reply]

Information, questions, advice, tips and tricks etc.


>menstrual cycle
>birth control
>gyno visits
>vagina talk
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Anonymous 5008


>female reproduction thread
>98% cis female users

extremely transphobic

If that’s extremely transphobic, then real transphobia must be extremely, extremely, extremely, extremely, extremely transphobic.

Making a thread, that reflects the interests of the majority of users of a site is not “transphobic”, it’s just being a normal forum.

You know, you could’ve just said “oh, I think transwomen shouldve been included in the write up of the OP” without the nitpicky dramatics?

Anonymous 5009

Don’t take the bait off smeggys fam

Anonymous 5014

I decided to take birth control to stop my menstrual cycle (under the supervision of my gynecologist) and while it works and I don’t have any of the nasty side effects people typically complain about, I’m finding myself crying like a goddamn baby every single day over the smallest things. I can’t decide which is worse, painful periods or being seen as a weak bitch.

Anonymous 5015

I know this post is bait, but the really sad thing is that there are numerous people out there who actually believe this and are trying to enforce it in my country’s law system.

Anonymous 5031


>tfw I have a really itchy, painful, burning vaginal infection and a period at the same time
Comfort me, girls. Also, please tell me your home remedies for vaginal infections. I'm using Canesten cream, but I'm open to advice.


Fitness general Anonymous 2106[Reply]

Old thread seems to be locked.

>post fitness related questions

>share your workouts, goals, inspiration etc.
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Anonymous 4997

If someone says they want to do x thing and someone says you can't do it. I don't understand how that translates to encouragement literally at all. If anything that would make the person become discouraged. Can't tell if you're being serious or not but it's not encouraging

Anonymous 4999


Anonymous 5003

[HorribleSubs] Tsu…

I'll start by walking 30 minutes every day & gradually going from there.

Anonymous 5010

Yo you know if there’s two of you doing it it’ll be a lot easier coz you can motivate each other also, you just gotta be truthful and open with each other about slip ups, hard times etc.

Cheering for you both, you can do it!

Anonymous 5030

I currently weigh 100kg at 175cm height even though I don't look THAT overweight I feel so fat lol.
Guess I also have a little heavy bones. I'm planning to go down to 80.


Coloring hair at home Anonymous 4948[Reply]

Hey /hb/, does anyone here have experience dying their own hair to avoid spending insane amounts of money at the salon every few weeks?

I'm trying to get my hair this color (my natural color is currently a 2-3 shades darker). I got it done at a salon last year and they didn't use bleach, just dye. I've seen some decent tutorials on how to lighten hair without bleach but the color always seem to come out as this unnatural yellow color instead of natural dirty blonde which is obviously not what I'm looking for.

So yeah, if anyone has any expertise or questions of their own, post it here!
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Anonymous 4969

>I'm betting they actually did use bleach
Don’t talk about things you don’t know anything about, anon.

I have dark hair and have had it dyed lighter numerous times, everything from red to light brown. The first time I expressed concern to my stylist about damaging my hair from bleaching and he told me those colors didn’t need bleach.

You only need bleach if you’re going a drastically lighter shade.

Anonymous 5021

Can you really recreate salon quality using things from the shop? I really can’t afford to get my hair done this semester, I have so much to pay for, so I’ve been considering DIYing. I always see hairdresser stacys posting memes about people using box dyes etc though so it makes me think like ehhhh… are they right that it’s shite or is it just to make them get more business?

I want to use a blonde shampoo to lighten my hair basically (I’m blonde but I never go outside so it’s more golden kind of darker blonde) because the bottom part is light blonde and the top is darker which looks cool until it grows out past a certain point and then I’m like nerhhhh?

Anonymous 5023

NTA but those dyes have bleach already in them, there's no way to lighten hair without bleaching. Sorry. The only thing you're saving yourself is the extra step of bleaching first, then coloring.

Anonymous 5026

You can lighten it a few shades with honey and cinnamon powder but it takes a long ass time

Anonymous 5029

I think they're just taught that all box dyes are crap and parrot it. They genuinely believe it because in the West that's how the industry works.
In my home country (Eastern Europe) you go to a hairdresser for a haircut, highlights etc that you can't do by yourself or they come to your house if they're a friend. However, where I'm from you can find professional dyes in local drugstores and dye the hair yourself if you know how, hairdressers here use a mix of box dyes and pro dyes themselves and will even recommend good ones for your hair based on their experience. Basically they get business anyway because many people don't want to dye their own hair for fear of making it look patchy, they don't give a shit what dye you'll use since they know you'll bring it to them anyway and here anyone can buy "salon brands" so they don't bother shilling anything.
I've never heard any of them say box dyes are crap, just that certain ones are too harsh and poor quality.


Boyfriend penis issues Anonymous 4975[Reply]

Hi all. I want to make a thread for discussing possible health issues with our other halves.

I will start - I am pretty sure my boyfriend has something wrong with his penis. It is normal size when erect but when flaccid it MASSIVELY changes size from 1 inch at times to 4 inches at others, and seems to have no consistency to it

He says its normal but it isn't. I've told him to film other men in the gym changing rooms and he did it, he picked 4 men that I chose the demographics for (1 smaller man in his 20s with dark hair and white skin, 1 older black obese man, 1 bodybuilder of any race and age and 1 man of his age and race and height which is tall weight in 30s) and he took pictures of their penises in secret for 4 weeks and they have FAR more consistent flaccid penises than him

Is this normal? Am I going crazy?
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Anonymous 4986

>Am I going crazy?
Yeah probably this larp is a bit much.

Anonymous 4996

Size depends on how much blood is in it. This can fluctuate constantly for lots of men. My better half included.

Anonymous 5018

>I've told him to film other men in the gym changing rooms and he did it, he picked 4 men that I chose the demographics for (1 smaller man in his 20s with dark hair and white skin, 1 older black obese man, 1 bodybuilder of any race and age and 1 man of his age and race and height which is tall weight in 30s) and he took pictures of their penises in secret for 4 weeks

>Is this normal?


Anonymous 5020

I hope the police find you.

Anonymous 5028

Um why is this thread still up? Do you people not think a dick discussion will attract smegs?


Who here is Januhairy? Anonymous 4933[Reply]

A month-long campaign encouraging women to grow out their body hair is happening for the first time

Januhairy wants ladies to "love and accept" their natural hair while raising money for charity

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Anonymous 4973

I really like how pubes and armpit hair look on me and other women. But somehow I still can't get over leg hair. It just seems so masculine, I don't really know why, I can't help it.

Maybe because smooth legs are such a hallmark of femininity.

Anonymous 4977

I feel the same even though I don't shave my legs. I feel self conscious about it and always keep them covered.

Anonymous 4987


Lol I'm in Ireland. Are you in the US because I feel like the US puts way more pressure on women to shave? But even saying that, there's been a trend lately of American celebrities like Miley Cyrus and Lady Gaga showing off armpit hair, even on the red carpet. I think they look really cool!

Anonymous 5019

I'm in France where it's non-existent, but nobody is going to bully you for it. However I've seen it much more often in Germany, Spain, and Italy.

Anonymous 5027

That's what my arms look like after I shave
>tfw Med genes


Dresses for my body type Anonymous 5024[Reply]

What are some good brands/stores to shop for this body type? I'm having a real hard time finding dresses.. Measurements are.

>42 29 43

Also a general help find clothes for different body types thread.


personal color analysis? Anonymous 4938[Reply]

has any of you had a personal color analysis done? was it worth it? how much did it cost you?

I'm sort of intrigued but not sure I want to drop ~$200 on it…

Anonymous 5011


I’ve been tempted after my own research into improving my aesthetic but I’m also p sure you can DIY this. There must be sneaky PDFs around to learn how to do it. I know they have fabric they drape on you but surely this can be diy-ed also?

Usually charts finding your undertone is a good place to start anyway, that takes into account your skin colour, hair colour, eye colour and vein colour (lol). That’s freely available online, just google and find a place that explains it best~!

Like you I would like the actual full analysis but it’s so expensive and I’d have to travel to somewhere that does it, which is more money. One day when I have the extra cash and I haven’t worked out how to do it myself I’ll go, but otherwise nahhhh.

Anonymous 5012

It's all bullshit. I'm supposed to look good in grey and pale blue because I'm a light summer but actually it just brings out the redness in my face. and I'm supposed to look bad in black

Anonymous 5016


No, I look good in every color.

Anonymous 5017


>I'm supposed to look good in grey and pale blue because I'm a light summer but actually it just brings out the redness in my face.
I think you might be fall, like darker warmth to subdue your complexion, not summer. You couldn't be summer at all if you have problems with redness in your skin becoming apparent when you wear pale blue, someone has told you wrong.

>and I'm supposed to look bad in black

You can't bring up black to knock color theory.
Every living thing on the planet looks good in black, it's an absence of light, your brain isn't getting as much information and so whatever it's perceiving is more stylized and simpler, hence 'better' and more striking.
It's why the "little black dress" safe choice exists at all.


Type 4 Hair Thread Anonymous 4864[Reply]

Are you 4a, 4b or 4c?

What products do you use in your routines?

What is your favourite protective hairstyle?

Are you natural? If so, how long? If not, why?

Posting hair inspo is encouraged! And feel free to ask questions no matter how silly :)

>inb4 we already have a hair thread
Type 4 hair is harder to maintain and has overall different needs/demands compared to other hair types.

Anonymous 4865



Okie so I'll start!

>Are you 4a, 4b or 4c?


>What products do you use in your routines?

I don't have a proper routine, I know, sad. The products I use are Cantu leave-in conditioner (don't judge pls), castor oil, Soft n' Free moisturiser, Creme of Nature conditioner and Motions shampoo.

>What is your favourite protective hairstyle?

I usually have box braids, but if I take them out I just wear it as an afro because I can't twist/braid that well. Like I literally have no grip.

>Are you natural? If so, how long? If not, why?

I've been natural for almost 7-8 years,before that my mother always used to relax my hair until it started falling out because of eczema. After that I had to do a big chop. I did one again almost a year ago, but not because of damage, just felt like it.
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Anonymous 4880

Your hair looks so healthy!

>Pic related is my hair 4 days post twist-out. Would you say my hair is 4c?

I'd say 4c tbh

>I’d also love tips on how to straighten it.

What is done in this video is pretty much the same thing my hairdresser did! Straightening by yourself can be challenging at first but once you get the hang of it it'll be okay. The hardest bit for me is to straighten the back, since you can't see the back of your head

Anonymous 4922

Thank you for the help anon. What's the name of that video? Also, how do you maintain a twist-out for more than a day or so? Like what do you do with it at night?

Anonymous 5013

Oh and I don't do anything special at night after a twist out since my hair is pretty short. It becomes coily after a few days so I just spray a bit of water and use an afro pick to like, add volume (??)
what happened to your previous post lol

Anonymous 5025

I'm contemplating getting a keratin treatment. I recently went natural after having keratin treatments for a while and I miss having a bob.

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