Posts Tagged: diet

The Fit Student—Fast and FuriousFast-Diet

What if the stars in Fast and Furious fasted and got gym fury?  No head on collisions.  Better brain health (for acing exams).  Better body builds too. I once went from obese to frail by fasting.  I ate less than 600 calories daily for years.  My skin paled.  My eyes zombie-zoned.  But once I began… Read more »

The Fit Student—Get Bug Thin

Doctors who hype health remedies often seem pudgy.  Perhaps they work nonstop, never getting to the gym.  Or maybe they have mad science syndrome, opting for an overworked, middle-aged look.  And remember when doctors stylishly smoked? I don’t know one doctor with big pecs and barn-door lats.   My dentist ran marathons, but didn’t push health,… Read more »

The Fit Student—Lupus, Toe Fungus, and Lower Grades

Coffee and chips?  Or water and pumpkin seeds?  Just like aiming for an A+ in studies, aim for the same in diet.  Those fast food lifestyles, not unlike cramming, translate into horrors: lupus, toe fungus, and lower grades. Some aim for moderation in their diets.  For me, not so much.  I’ve turned into a crazed… Read more »

The Fit Student—The Rumbles

Stressed over studies?  Can’t sleep at night?  Keep reading the same page, yet nothing sinks in?  It sounds like a bad case of student stress.  And student stress leads to physical problems, such as irritable bowel syndrome. I never had anxiety during my undergrad or grad studies coursework.  But I stressed-out once I started working… Read more »

The Fit Student—Eggheads Don’t Crack

Devils get edgy around eggheads.  Why?  Eggheads don’t crack.  Less Alzheimer’s.  Less dementia.  Less foggy brains. And devils love reruns of Friends, hate the Fifth Edition of Nonparametric Statistics.  Love Pablo’s Pub, hate Spa Lady.  Love Big Macs, hate organic bananas. Eight months ago, I ate McDonald’s.  I never hit the gym.  And I had… Read more »

The Fit Student—Skinny Ripped

Imagine Angelina Jolie flexing biceps and defined abs.  Or Popeye’s Olive Oil with bulging quads and glutes.  Might you and I be the next skinny-ripped? I carry a lean frame but can’t seem to build muscle.  Worse, my friends criticize my skinny look.  I feel hurt by their words. Yet, recently, my belt buckle needed… Read more »

The Fit Student—The Perfect Date

Love.  Gym B.O.  Superfoods.  What do these three have in common?  The perfect date. Eight months ago, I never exercised.  I barely managed a block walk while dragging my sore knee.  Most days, I felt dead-tired and nauseated.  Me—the perfect date from the Rocky Horror Picture Show. Now, after eight months of exercise, I’m turning… Read more »

The Fit Student—Jittery Paws & Black-Stained Jaws

Imagine life as a coffee addict dentist: jittery paws and black-stained jaws.  Or a stressed-out surgeon who sips coffee to unwind.  Slicing skin during anxiety attacks. In my younger days, I’d drink nonstop pots of coffee.  I spent more on caffeine than on my education.  And due to coffee-rushes, I’d lie awake bedtimes, fretting. But… Read more »