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Jun 7, 2010

Body Blog: Am I Healthy?

We hear all of these ads and campaigns telling us to “Be fit! Stay healthy!” But, what does that really mean? Eat 5 servings of fruit and vegetables every day? Exercise 5 times a week? Do you have to be a certain weight? A certain size? Maybe not. There's no doubt eating healthy and living a healthy lifestyle are good life choices, but maybe it's time we rethink things.

Jun 5, 2010

There’s an “I” in Diet, but There Should be a “U”

Through my long and trying journey, I’ve come to learn that both losing weight and gaining weight can be fantastic feelings, so long as you are changing your body for yourself.

Jun 4, 2010

Duke It Out: Plus Size

In the last year or so there's been a big upswing in "awareness" about plus-size models. They've always been around, but they suddenly started getting a lot more attention for being their bold, beautiful selves. Of course, there's always a backlash, like a study that showed that ads featuring plus size women actually make women feel worse about themselves - so much so that some networks have declined to air commercials by Lane Bryant featuring a plus size model in the company's lingerie.

Eating Disorders: How To Help a Friend in Need

Here at CollegeCandy, we've discussed and confronted body issues many-a-times. Whether its about the downfall of too-skinny models, or the recent obsession of using plus-sized models for "contrast", these articles always incite heated debate. Even posts unrelated to the subject get pulled into the fire!

Take The Fat Out of Fast Food

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.

Freshman Fifteen? Try The Summer Twenty

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.

May 10, 2009

The Best Thing My Mother Ever Gave Me

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.

Mar 18, 2009

Good News For Guys: Boobs Are Growing

While my own 36-B boobs don’t quite fit the trend, recent research suggests that women’s boobs are getting bigger. A...

Mar 9, 2009

I’m Torn: The Dining Hall

[Life isn’t black and white. As much as we wish we simply loved or hated things, there is often that...

Mar 4, 2009

He Said/She Said: Does Size Matter?

Last week one of the CollegeCandy writers asked a question that I have been thinking about since I started crushing...

Feb 28, 2009

Would You Date A Guy Who Weighs Less Than You?

In today’s society, the most appealing man is one that is big and manly, one who is there to protect...

Feb 19, 2009

A Cautionary Tale from a College Disaster: Fight For Your Right to Feast

Nearly every first year student worries about putting on the dreaded “freshman fifteen” upon entering college, which makes the dining hall and food options offered by a university a major focal point of conversation among its student body.

Feb 5, 2009

Eating Disorders Can Be Beaten: Tips for Helping a Friend in Need

A recent poll on CollegeCandy showed that many of us know people in our lives who are suffering from an...