Post Tagged with: "diet"

HIGH-FUNCTIONING FAILURE: An Unhappy Guide to Health

HIGH-FUNCTIONING FAILURE: An Unhappy Guide to Health

Ah, spring, the season before bikini season. It is a time of cherry blossoms, light sweaters and mailed legal citations asking that I stop wearing my collection of bikinis. It is also the season in which we begin the annual ritual of attacking every imperfection on our own bodies in[Read More…]

BAKE MY DAY: Counting Macros with Food Tetris

BAKE MY DAY: Counting Macros with Food Tetris

It’s Lent, and you know what that means: dietary restrictions on top of fasting. I am a particularly big fan of Lent; it helps you temper yourself, learn about other modes of living and eating, and gain empathy for those who have less. The different ways to fast are myriad;[Read More…]

BAKE MY DAY: Don’t Kale My Vibe

BAKE MY DAY: Don’t Kale My Vibe

Kale has a variety of different uses beyond the simple salad. In fact, this leafy green exists in such abundance in Washington, D.C. that a kale diet is possible anywhere in the city. This week, I am featuring my seven-day “complete kale cleanse.” For those worried about the variety of[Read More…]

by February 17, 2017 0 comments Food & Drink, Guide Columns, The Guide
Your Diet, Your Microbiome

Your Diet, Your Microbiome

This summer, my family veered on the adventurous side and planted one baby hibiscus tree in the yard. This may not sound particularly daring, but given our decades-long stance on refusing to grow anything remotely green or photosynthesizing in nature, our decision bordered on defiance and radicalism. As we tended[Read More…]

by July 1, 2015 0 comments Opinion, Opinion - Top
The Unexpected Joy of Cooking

The Unexpected Joy of Cooking

Washington, D.C. is a heaven of sorts for foodies such as myself. The streets are lined with a myriad of restaurants, with many healthy and diverse options. I was blown away by the salad shops, juice bars and vegan bakeries when I first came to Georgetown — it could not[Read More…]

DANIEL SMITH/THE HOYA

Health and Wellness Issue

Health and well-being are concepts integral to one’s college and life experiences. Yet on such a bustling campus, students rarely ever pause to examine their state of mind and body. From personal narratives of conquered eating disorders to health advice from Yates, Leo’s and CAPS employees, this issue explores sides[Read More…]

by February 6, 2015 0 comments Health and Wellness Issue
DANIEL SMITH/THE HOYA

Tricks For a College Diet

“How do I stay healthy on a college campus?” This question, along with many others, is common among students transitioning from home to college, especially in their first year. For the first time, students are fully in charge of their diet and can often be overwhelmed with the abundance of[Read More…]

Caveman Instincts Shape Modern Cravings

Let’s face it: When it comes to our eating habits, most of us Americans know the ABCs of nutrition backwards and forwards: Eat lots of vegetables and fruits, be sure to get a healthy dose of grains — whole grain if at all possible — and keep the meat lean[Read More…]

by April 12, 2013 0 comments The Guide
Does Mother Nature Know Best?

Does Mother Nature Know Best?

Tried going gluten-free like Gwyneth Paltrow or Zooey Deschanel? Thinking of adopting the “paleo” diet your Crossfit-obsessed roommate won’t stop talking about? These nutritional crazes are often justified by appealing to a golden era in human evolution —“paleo” is short for “paleolithic”— prior to the agricultural revolution. The idea is this: Grains are a relatively recent and unnatural[Read More…]

by March 22, 2013 0 comments Uncategorized

The Proper Road to Healthy Hydration

You all know the routine: It’s 7:30 in the morning, your alarm clock is faithfully sounding off and the only thing you want is to go back to sleep. That’s not going to happen though, because as you lie there, you become increasingly more aware of the cries of your[Read More…]

by February 27, 2013 0 comments The Guide