Admit it: most of you made a New Year's Resolution that had something to do with your body. Maybe it was to lose weight, or get in shape, or build muscle, etc, etc. And maybe you have been doing great so far. Go you!
Ever wonder why those treacherous treadmill sessions haven't turned you into the next Gisele? Are you one of those people who thinks that you can eat a slice of pizza after leaving the gym because the body is supposed to burn more fat on days that you exercise? Well, step away from the pizza, woman.
We all love to talk about metabolism. A lot. Some of us love it (like that girl who never goes to the gym and eats french fries for every meal and somehow still wears a size 00) and some of us hate it (when we eat an apple and our thighs starts rubbing together). But does anyone really know what metabolism is or how it works?
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New year, new you. That's the whole idea behind new year's resolutions, right? Except most resolutions get tossed out the window by February, leaving the resolutioner in the same exact place they were one year before. But it doesn't have to be that way. There are lots of ways to ensure you stick to your goals, one of them being accountability.
Apparently some lady with a deep love for burritos lost 50 pounds eating Taco Bell (from the drive-thru - homegirl couldn't even get out of the car). And now, thanks to her tremendous success, the head honchos over at Taco Bell HQ are trying to make us all think about Taco Bell in a new way.
Fact: on a daily basis the majority of us treat our bodies like crap. Sure we work out, we (try) to eat healthy, we pour over the latest health magazines and shell out dough for cute workout gear. But there is nothing healthy about an existence made up of 3 hours of sleep; daily Venti Americanos; and too many weekends filled with booze, late night pizza and drunkity drunk dip, to keep count.
es, we all have that friend and while sometimes you wish you could just give her a big box of cookies for the holidays, there are just a few things she'd appreciate a whole lot more. But what can you get her that will make her happy without packing on the pounds? Try a few of these on for size:
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It is my firmest belief that fast-food restaurants should be listed as one of America’s deadliest sins. But because I can’t say no to a good drive-thru, I decided to figure out the healthiest options to order in hopes of keeping obesity at bay. And it's surprisingly not that hard to find healthy options at grease pits these days.
• Adam Lambert is bigger than the Beatles? • Justin Timberlake and Jessica Biel are dunzo! • Germans stink in bed. Literally. • Privilege and the Ivy League. • What's wrong with Tori Spelling? •Lip gloss that curbs your appetite? Hollerrrr.
With all the crazy diet fads, weight loss pills and general hysteria over how to shed extra weight, it’s no surprise when another completely ridiculous tactic comes out. And I'm not talking "only eat bacon" ridiculous. Allow me to introduce you to Dr. Nikolas Chugay’s mesh patch.
So the fall semester is rolling round again. For you freshies that means the dreaded “Freshman 15." For the rest of us it means the shame of gaining an undisclosed amount of weight even though we are supposed to be “adjusted” and know how to stay healthy while we’re away from home.
1) The LIVESTRONG.com Calorie Tracker If you're like me and often find yourself looking up the calorie content in everything, this one is for you. Not only does it help keep track of your daily calorie intake, but you can also see how many calories you've burned throughout the day.
I'm not sure if I'll be able to make it here another two weeks. I may kill myself. Or someone else. I say this because yesterday I was forced to do a mini-triathalon. I'm not sure if I've ever endured greater agony than what I just experienced. Alright, that's sort of an overstatement, but it really was incredibly effing hard.
This summer is my last summer at home. While most of you can relate when I say that I'm ecstatic (believe me, I am), it may not be for the reason everyone expects. Read: living with the parents breathing down my neck. You see, when I go home, I gain weight.
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Around 3:00 PM everyday I hit an energy low. I get restless, tired, and cranky. Naturally I'll grab a latte to perk me up. But the caffeine fix really only lasts a few hours before I'm back where I started ... falling asleep in an inappropriate place. Like my desk. In the middle of a class. That only has 6 people in it.
When I first heard that Joe Jonas couldn’t keep it together post break up with girlfriend Camille Belle and sobbed on stage during a show, I thought it was adorbs. A guy who is in touch with his emotions and willing to let it all out in front of 25,000 people? Be still my heart.
Having now survived a full week of fat camp, I think I can safely say that I probably have never worked as hard in my life as I have since I got here. I'm incredibly out of shape (which adds to the difficulty), and it's been a big change for me. It's been a good change, however; I needed to get out of my comfort zone.
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All my life, I've been heavy. When I was younger I was ridiculed and bullied constantly about my weight problem, so I was always fairly depressed. Sure, I ate a lot (...of pastries), but my eating never warranted the amount of weight I would actually gain.
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Studies have proven that liquid cleanses, like the juice cleanse, the infamous master cleanse, and even the water with lemon cleanse, are more harmful to the body than beneficial. Probably because girls tend to do them for weeks, even months at a time, to lose weight.
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Food. Body image. Health. Things we think about everyday. With ads on TV, in magazines, on the radio and with restaurants and fast food places changing menus to provide healthier options, it’s not our fault that food is on our minds a little bit too often. But did you know that even thinking about food could be having a dangerous affect on us?
We all know that summer marks the beginning of an endless season of barbecues, outdoor cocktail parties, and weekend vacation getaways where the food is always in abundance and the drinks never stop flowing.
When I started training for a half-marathon a few years back I was absolutely convinced that I would be in the best shape of my life. How could running at least 7 miles everyday not give me lean, sexy legs, rock hard abs, or toned arms?
College, although deliciously fun and entertaining, is full of things that are bad for us. The four-day weekend bender? Bad for us. The four Red Bulls we chugged to finish that paper at 5am? Bad for us. But, surprisingly, sometimes what we think is horrible for our health can have some benefits.
Always looking for new ways to curb your appetite and shed those stubborn pounds? Now that bikini season’s among us (or at least among those of us that don’t live on the East Coast, where it’s been raining for about 10 days now), finding a way to cut calories and look good on the beach is on everyone’s mind. Enter Sensa.
A bag of ranch Doritos, an everything bagel and a pint of Ben & Jerry's Phish Food later, you're lying immobile on the sofa with a bulging belly. Not only do you feel guilty and disgusting, but your breath plain stanks. Oh girl, you've overdone it ... again.
Whatcha thinking about? If you're anything like me, you're thinking about food. I literally ate about five minutes ago, but that doesn't stop images of delicious dinner selections from flashing through my brain. I blame it on my incessant need to plan and organize (but let's be honest - I just like food).
Are you a procrastinator? Did you forgo the gym all week to cram for that Chem final and now you're freaking about putting on a bathing suit this Saturday!? Unlike academics, getting a beach body cannot be achieved by pulling an all-nighter. However, lucky for you there are a few tips and tricks that will provide you with a quick fix to looking fabulous.
There is nothing I love more than the great feeling of accomplishment (with a side of endorphins) that comes after 45 minutes on the elliptical. Well, maybe sex on cold sheets. Or the guys at Cold Stone who give me a “Gotta Have It” for the price of a “Love It.”
My mom does a lot of really annoying things: She calls me really early in the morning, or really late at night. To talk about reality TV shows. Whenever I'm on the phone with her, she hangs up abruptly to get another call...without saying goodbye. She pees with the door open in the powder room on the main floor of our house.