Posts Tagged: diet

The Fit Student—Goldilocks Syndrome

Do you thumbs-down dumbbells, treadmills, and hula hoops?  Well, once autoimmune disease strikes, you’ll breathlessly tug on Lulu Lemons—like I did. A year ago, I ate one too many Big Macs.  And my body shut down.  If I slept more than ten hours, I’d crash for twenty hours more.  But if I slept less than… Read more »

Apps Every Student Should Have (Part 2)

A few weeks ago, I made a list of fantastic apps every student should have.  This week, after some digging around, I found 5 additional apps that students would benefit from.  Mobile applications are becoming an essential for everyday living; from helping wake us up in the morning to matching us for romantic dates, mobile… Read more »

The Fit Student—Age 30 Years Younger

Do you want the brain of John von Neumann or the bod of Wonder Woman?  Well, what you nibble now builds or breaks you later.  (Same with what you think and do now.)  You see, your body replaces cells fast.  You get a spanking-new body every seven years.  That might mean you grow a new… Read more »

The Fit Student—Tuck that Tum into a Keto Speedo

Tuck that tum into a keto speedo by next summer.   The ketogenic diet dishes up an anti-fat fad.   The keto diet burns flab by feeding the body fats, not carbs.  A paradox?  Well, your body nibbles fat for energy when starved of sugars.  And carbs break down into sugars.  So, starve the body of carbs… Read more »

The Fit Student—Harness Your Health, Hone Your Body

Harness your health—and hone your body.  Hang out with me, and I’ll dish out secrets for sculpting you into a Madonna or Michelangelo. But what if you snub gym-rats and heath-nuts?  Well, dip your fingertips into the cream: the tighter tummy, endless energy, curbed stress, cured disease, skyrocketed productivity.  Once you taste it, you’ll toss… Read more »

The Fit Student—Fitness Over 40

Fashion your figure after Farrah Fawcett beyond your fortieth birthday.  Yes, strut like a six-million-dollar woman.  Doesn’t matter if you’ve beefed up 200 pounds.  Just glance at me.  I once plunked my 180-pound beefcake on a dead-tired weigh-scale.  Now I tuck my tees into size two pants, fleshed out with leaner muscles by the minute…. Read more »

The Not-So Starving Student—Alternative Proteins

At some point you may have heard of the enormous waste associated with producing agriculture.  While plant products drain resources such as water, land and fertilizer, livestock require an exhaustive list of resources from nutrients to a heated barn in the winter.  The energy consumption doesn’t stop there.  The production of livestock is only part… Read more »

The Fit Student—Detox!

At the summer fair, do Those Little Donuts give you sour-burps?  Do Big Macs offer a healthy way to gain muscle mass?  Does cola leave you knowing more about your dentist’s history than your father’s?  If so, detox! Western lifestyle spews toxins.  We rely on toxins to clean our houses, to freshen our armpits, to… Read more »

The Not-So Starving Student—Eating Clean in Two Simple Steps

One of the common responses when I reveal to others that I’m on a Mediterranean diet is, “but you’re so skinny.” I roll my eyes slightly because the notion of “dieting” is so heavily associated with weight loss and body dysmorphism: an obsession with maintaining a particular physical image of ourselves.  But what about dieting… Read more »