The Health : Sugar

Ladies and gentlemen! Welcome to my visual diary which I do not write daily. As you know, the foods we eat have an undeniably huge impact on our mental health and physical health. This is why I will also be sharing my opinion about our food choice. I am not a nutritionist and a professional but I am here to share my own experiences with foods.

Sugar, any of numerous sweet, colorless water-soluble compounds present in the sap of seed plants and the milk of mammals and making up the simplest group of carbohydrates. The most common sugar is sucrose, a crystalline table top and industrial sweetener used in foods and beverages. Almost every packaged food includes industrial sweetener which may be harmful for so many people, especially for the young ones. Should packaged foods that contain industrial sweetener be sold at schools when people get sick because of it?

In my opinion, it should not be sold at schools where so many young people spend most of their time. Research on rats has found that sugar is more addictive than opioid drugs such as cocaine, and that there can be withdrawal symptoms such as depression and behavioral problems when people try to cut out sugar completely. Firstly, healthy eating during puberty is important as body changes during this time affects an individual’s nutritional and dietary. Teens are becoming more independent and making many food decisions on their own. They require healthy foods to meet their needs. Unfortunately, in school cafes, there are numerous foods that include refined sugar. It discourages people on their food decision. Instead of refined sugar, fruits that have natural sugar can be much more beneficial. Foods with natural sugar have an important role in the diet of cancer patients and anyone trying to prevent cancer because they provide essential nutrients that keep the body healthy and help prevent disease. On the other hand, refined sugar can increase 

risk of obesity, type 2 diabetes, and heart disease. They are also linked to a higher likelihood of depression, dementia, liver disease, and certain types of cancer. This is why it is vital to reduce the use of refined sugar which can affect especially teens in a bad way. Instead of foods that include refined sugar, healthy snacks, fruits, smoothies can be sold to meet the needs of people. Additionally, refined sugar damages immune system which protects people’s body from harmful substances, germs and cell changes that could make people ill. One of the most disturbing effects of added sugar intake is weight gain which can cause depression and illnesses such as anorexia and bulimia nervosa.

To sum up, foods with refined sugar which are quite detrimental for both physical and mental health should not be sold at schools. Healthy snacks, smoothie and fruits with natural sugar are much more beneficial for kids and teens.

Song of the day : Memories-Maroon 5

The Body Image

Ladies and gentlemen welcome to my visual diary which i don’t write daily. In this blog, i wanted to write about something vital to me. Just a little reminder : You are beautiful just the way you are. You are strong and brave.

We live in a century where social media almost controls everything. This can help so many people out there but at the same time it can ruin so many lives. With the help of modern technology, applications which are about photoshop are designed and used by numerous people. Do social media and technology really affect the the way people think about their appearances?

In my opinion, the modern technology which created social media has a huge impact on people’s lives. It affects people’s opinion about their appearance. Technology allows people to share posts on their social media accounts which can sometimes cause troubles because the image posted there  is the reason why beauty standards  exist. The more people see the same things on social media, the more they think what they see is the right thing to look like. This is why there is a rapid increase in the use of photoshop apps or even worse there is an unstoppable increase  in the number of people who go under surgery to change the way they look. The word ” beauty” is defined as a combination of qualities, such as shape color, or form, that pleases the aesthetic senses, especially the sight. Unfortunately, currently people are trying so hard to be found beautiful by every singe person on social media. The definition of beauty has been changed by those who are starting to develop mental illnesses because of the media. When a photo in a media, such as Instagram, gets so many likes from strangers all around the World, it causes a misunderstanding which controls what people do, how people act and wear. Nowadays. what people perceive of social media is the reason why the number of eating disorders such as anorexia nervosa and bulimia  has increased compared to the past when there was no social platforms. Teenagers are the ones who use the social media most and get affected by it most. They experience peer pressure which can make them believe that their looks are inadequate. Even during the pandemic that the World has been going through plastic surgery demand is booming amid lockdown. Most of the people feel worse about themselves after seeing other people’s posts who they think are attractive and gorgeous. They try to lose weight and change the way they look. If it does not work out, they decide to use photoshop apps which can change their appearance in a few seconds.

Song of the day: Scars To Your Beautiful- Alessia Cara


Do you know what it means to be human in one dimension? For example, to express yourself unplanned. It is the ability to express your thoughts in their purest form. A person filters himself not because he is afraid of being judged, but because he is afraid that those who judge him are right. Maybe everything that’s been said about you up to this time has been true. Maybe others figured out your secret when you didn’t even know yourself. And when was the last time you were yourself?

Most of the time, the person is careful when expressing himself. Words are carefully selected, planned in advance. And sometimes we talk without thinking, without controlling ourselves. Actually, we’re not ourselves either way. Sometimes we are not honest with ourselves and filter ourselves against ourselves because we do not accept our own self, our truth. In this era, when freedom of expression and disrespect are often confused, it has become very exhausting to be yourself. How we judged each other. We forgot respect, we forgot tolerance and understanding. Human beings were so selfish that they always saw the value of other ideas, lives, authorities, people, being human. We’ve forgotten our own identity. In this universe, where we were judged as much as we judge we didn’t give each other a chance to express ourselves, and we started wearing masks. Maybe if we’re not ourselves, we’ll be seen, listened to, respected and loved. Change is an undeniable fact. For example, when you are home alone, when you find out that your best friend is coming home, your eyes immediately turn around. Clear? Up should I wear? Should I clean myself up? In other words, even when you are hosting someone in your home, even if that person is your best friend, from that moment on you will not be you and you will act thinking about the opposite side. It’s not a bad thing, but I think being thoughtful is the greatest gift to humanity. But when we start judging each other, the color changes. For example, a child teacher who wants to be a superhero and fly, or anyone who cares about his idea, says, ” Don’t be ridiculous, what are you talking about flying ? Only in your dreams.”getting such an answer will cause that child to be unable to express his ideas freely, perhaps give up.Instead of giving such an answer, the child would not be disappointed if he was told that being a pilot was as exciting as flying. You see hope in his hands, perseverance in his eyes. That is why ” Man is little like himself when he speaks with his own identity, and if he is given a mask, he will tell the truth.”

If human beings were tolerant and respectful of each other, rather than restricting and masking each other, the universe would become a place where original ideas merge with free bodies. As we continue to isolate ourselves from our ideas, dreams, goals, we lose identity. There are few things on this planet more dangerous than a person who has lost his self, because a society formed by people who have lost their self also loses itself, its values and its history. It takes courage and self-esteem to be human in one dimension. I don’t think a person who can respect and accept himself and his ideas needs any masks, because your self-respect is strong enough to extinguish others ‘ disrespect for you. After all, we are all human beings, some of us judge, some of us judged but we are all those who exist with their ideas.

Better You 💗😊

Ladies and gentlemen welcome to my visual diary where I do not write daily. In my opinion, our dreams and passions are the only things that brighten our life when we feel desperate and sad. All of us have almost same daily actions such as going to work/school, doing homework and drinking coffee/ tea. The main question is that why do we do them? Is it because we have to or we want to? For instance, the coffee you have in the mornings, do you drink it to wake yourself up and do your work or is it because you enjoy drinking it and it makes you happy? Yesterday is no longer in your life. It may have impacts on your TODAY and this is completely normal. TOMORROW can bring you happiness or anxiety but TODAY can give you an incredible day. Do what makes you feel happy and satisfied. We are all different and special. And I think our differences are what make us beautiful and unique. Stop comparing yourself to the people who you will not remember in 5 minutes. Try to enjoy every second you have because tomorrow can be too late to make yourself happy! Life is full of happiness, success, failures, anger and other emotions which you can fully experience but cannot explain. You are doing great and you are enough. You are just beautiful the way you are.

You are loved and cared 🙂

Song of the day: Crazy- Daniela Andrade

Mindset in Working out

Ladies and gentlemen welcome to my visual diary where I do not write daily. Today I want to write about mindset of doing exercises because I think this is one of the problems that social media has brought into our lives.I have been working out for 3 years and to be honest, I started exercising with a dangerous aim: To look like models and influencers I saw on social media. I was losing my motivation for exercising. It even caused an eating disorder which I suffered for 2 years.

Back then I was not aware of how toxic this mindset was. For the past 5 months, I started to realize how special and different my body.We all have different bodies and this is completely normal. When you start to see same kind of body shapes on social media, unconsciously you start to think “Is my body not normal? Am I okay? Should I look like them? Or Do I have to look like them?” It is quite damaging for young girls. It destroys people’s mental health. I decided to change my mindset for exercising. I thought why don’t I try to to be the best version of myself rather than trying to look like these girls who have more different lives, genetics than me? The new mindset has motivated me a lot that I became a person who I have never thought I would become. I started to look forward to exercising. I have known how important it is for mental health and physical health.

My message to you: You are enough even when you think you are not. You are unique and beautiful. It is okay not to be motivated for every time. It is okay to have bad days. You are strong and you can handle this. You should be your best friend. I really appreciate how hard you work. You are not alone.

You are loved and cared 🙂

Song of the day: Without Me- Eminem

Caring About Ourselves

Hello, great human beings! Welcome to my visual diary where I do not write daily.These past days I was in need of caring about myself.Due to homework and other school task I have been feeling exhausted.If you are just like me, if you are tired of so many things, just take a deep breath.Sometimes our mentality is the one which makes us exhausted.Personally, when I have a lot of things in my mind, I cannot focus on anything and everything becomes so confusing.I learned a new method which is writing your thoughts for five minutes but in this five minutes you write without stopping.You just write what you think without planning.I usually write my opinions and feelings while listening to music.There is something fascinating about music.It makes me write things which I cannot even make a confession about.It releases the hidden emotions in my soul.I think we should all remember that pain is never permanent.But your belief in yourself can be.Sometimes it is hard to move on.It does not matter if you try to move on from a person or an habit.The change is hard but not impossible.As human beings we love being in comfort and I think it is normal.But our comfort zone can be really dangerous if we stay in it for too long.Lately, I have been thinking about how to get out of my comfort zone.I think it starts with investigating about the things which you have prejudices about.Then, trying these things unless they are harmful.Growing and discovering starts with being brave.

Stay weird because life is too short to be normal! 🙂

You are loved and cared 🙂

song of the day: Heather- Conan Gray

Being Yourself

How difficult can it be to be yourself when everyone has different opinions about every subject and every person? We read, talk, useful or not, we always find ourselves in confusion, sometimes in a development. We share our ideas, listen to ideas, learn lessons and get advice. We are forced to hear about what is wrong, what is beautiful and what is ugly, whether we want to or not. You can even find yourself believing ideas that don't belong to you. So who are you? Who are you really? You may have completely left yourself to social judgments you never knew, but you can get rid of it. Is it impossible? Think about it again.Being polite is an action that most of us think should be done but often do not apply on ourselves. Either we are not really aware of our own existence, our worth, or we are too disrespectful to even be kind to ourselves. Our own inner voice can either be our closest friend or our closest enemy. There are: Living your life by not hearing your own voice and controlling you by the statements of others. Of course, I don't know where someone else's voice will take you to someone else. When you are the person closest to you, why do you make an effort not to listen to yourself so far? Why be the one who pulls you down when you can motivate others? The most brutal voice of us humans, if not all of us, is the inner voice. It's hard to be truly understanding and kind to oneself. It's much more difficult, especially when trying to get to know yourself. Is it impossible? Think about it again.Are you silent because you are satisfied with everything? Or is it because you accepted what was told to you? As Socrates said, "Unquestioned life is not worth living." I think asking questions and wondering are the most valuable and most important things to do. When we don't question, we start to accept it. It's not a bad thing to admit, unless you are blindly believed, the same meanings can be expressed in different words. For example, what society sees as disharmony is my and many of my other friends' creativity. In a society where freedom of expression is regarded as disrespectful, being able to exist with your own fears, passions, beliefs, and what you do not believe is sometimes a very enjoyable and sometimes a painful adventure. So, is a human strong enough to protect his/her humanity while being in pain? I think it is the greatest success to be able to protect your own self, to protect your dreams, beliefs and passions and to hold tightly to them. It is not difficult to be you, but it is difficult to stay as you. Why is it so important to be you, to protect your identity? live, live your dreams and most importantly realize yourself.Otherwise, it may be too late when you realize that what you think is real is an illusion. It is too hard to stay as you. Is it impossible? Think about it again.

You are loved and cared :)
Song of the day: Experience-Einaudi

How can we educate ourselves about climate change?

Ladies and gentlemen,welcome to my diary where I do not write daily.Today I want to talk and write about climate change which is a vital problem.The World is dying.The nature is disappearing and no one is aware of it.Luckily,there are organizations to inform people about it.But the problem is bigger than we think.Especially,teenagers should do something such as educating themselves about climate change and what to do to decrease it.As a teenager,I did some research and found out what to do.Do not forget that change starts with you.I decided not to use plastic bottles to decrease the plastic pollution.Instead of using a plastic bottle, I got a glass bottle which is healthier.Also,instead of using plastic pockets for grocery, I got a non-plastic bags to carry my groceries.Many people are not aware of how important it is to use bin instead of throwing trashes into oceans and sea.We should spread awareness via social media.We should speak up about it.It is not something to be ashamed of.But if we do not talk about it and do nothing,we should be really ashamed of ourselves.We should reduce water waste.It is not too hard to do something about it.We have to do something before it is too late!

You are loved and cared 🙂

Song of the day: Love & Hate- Micheal Kiwanuka

Being Present in the Moment

Ladies and Gentlemen! Welcome to my visual diary where I do not write daily.Today I want to talk and write about mindfulness which can be described as being in the moment.We all concern a lot about future and overthink a lot about past.This is why we lose the chance of being in the moment.Here is some tips that I do to stay in the present moment:

I organize my day which really helps me to focus on what I do.Without planning, everything becomes so confusing and drives me crazy.

I meditate in the mornings.I do not do that everyday but when I do, it feels great.It is such a wonderful way to put your intention to the day such as productiveness, peacefulness…

Keeping a journal is really helpful for me.This is actually one of the main reasons why I write a blog and share my opinions and experiences here.It helps me to express myself in the way that I feel fine.

I make some self-love affirmations.

You are the only person who can help you before anyone else.

I try my best to use social media to spread positivity and kindness.You should do that too.Because you get what you give.Try to use social media to get inspiration! It is better for all of us.

You are loved and cared 🙂

song of the day: You were good to me-Jeremy Zucker, Chelsea Cutler

Law Of Attraction

Ladies and Gentlemen, welcome to my visual diary where i do not write daily.Today, i want to talk and write about Law of Attraction which i still try to improve.As human beings, most of us focus on the bad stuff.What if i fail? What if i cannot make it? What if i disappoint them?In my opinion, asking questions is good.Being curious about life is normal and fine but most of us go crazy with non-existent events and possibilities.If you imagine the bad, you program yourself according to it.Your thoughts and energy are much more powerful than you could ever imagine.The past is in the past and the future is unknown so we only have the present moment.The more we focus on good stuff the more good stuff we attract.This is why whenever i wake up i tell myself that today will be a good day.I sometimes mediate and put intention for the day.Of course it does not always work.We can have bad days or moments but never forget that doubt and pain are never permanent.We should be positive,kind and well-spoken to ourselves because no one will ever do it for us.Trust the vibes and energy!Focus on what makes you cheerful and peaceful.Bad things always happen and they will happen but we can turn them into lessons and we can spread happiness.I am not saying that you have to be happy and positive all the time.What i am trying to say is that even in the worst situations try to focus on the good stuff because in every bad situation there is always a good stuff to hold on.Focus on the good stuff because life is worth it.And try to think like “What if it works out?”.

I always try to put intention everything i do.Otherwise life becomes empty.I think we have what we attract.Stay positive and healthy 🙂

You are loved and cared 🙂

Song of the day: Queen-Bohemian Rhapsody