DAY 10: Develop a Legendary Eating Philosophy and Take Control of Your College Diet
College — where the pounds you gain are not free, but easy-coming and plentiful.
Finally out on our own and all the fast food in the world to satisfy the appetite; and then hey, why not throw in the caloric equivalent to liquid loaves of bread (beer) and an elixir of skittles (liquor).*
We’re hoping you can curb the extra weight before your love’s handle (pun intended) can’t control it anymore.
Your body operates just like a car engine, the higher quality of substance you put into it, the larger output it can produce.
Are you looking for a few easy tips that can get you results fast? Here you go:
2. Avoid Late Night Eating
Think about it, when you go to sleep your whole body slows down, including your metabolism.
Most of the food consumed after hours isn’t fully digested when you’re awake, so what does your body do with it? It stores it as energy, or fat. Challenge yourself to have your last consumption 4 hours before bed time, but at the least 2 hours. It’s okay to give in 1 or 2 nights of the week, but if you stick to your 4 hour limit, you’ll notice a change within 2 weeks.
Side rant: if you are a frequenter of fast food joints, try to stick with the “healthier” options. For example, Chipotle is much better for you than McDonald’s. And on that note — go watch Super Size Me right now, it helps me stay away from fast food (unless of course I was on a desert island and it was my last option).
SEE ALSO: 5 Diet and Nutrition Guidelines every college student should know.
4. Start Cooking
We know that sometimes cooking isn’t practical in college, but it really makes a difference. Even more so, the kitchen can be intimidating if you’re a “microwave and ramen/easy mac person”, so don’t put gourmet pressure on yourself.
Start off nice and easy; and use food network or Google to search for “easy, but delicious ad manly food recipes” or “best college student cooking recipes”. Besides, the fastest way to a woman’s heart is through masterful chef prowess, so why not start learning?
We actually had the Lady in Red put together an easy, “manly-meal” that’s very healthy for you: Buffalo Chicken Quinoa
SEE ALSO: The Legendary Homemade Smoothie for an easy-to-make and delicious meal replacement (or post-workout protein shake)
5. Get Some Support
If your friends aren’t of the healthiest crop, then it’s time to seek out a new friend for your circle.
To better illustrate — check out this article: Become a Legend Tip 4: Choose Your Friends Wisely
Utilize the Legendary Collegian’s nutritional consultants and articles to assist you with this plan. We can offer more personalized or in-depth advice upon your request. Also, be sure to have one cheat day a week added in to indulge in all of the beer, pizza, hamburgers, and Waffle House you can handle.
Over the next month, be on the lookout for your new challenge every day — you can also follow the updated series of posts here.
Also, be sure to print out and hang up your Challenge Checklist so you can keep track. You’ll get a sneak peak at what’s to come, but can get further details with the post associated with each day.
Remember, legends are constantly improving themselves, so it’s up to you to work hard in accomplishing each daily task to help you become the legend on your campus.
*Comment intended for those of legal drinking age, the Legendary Collegian does not condone underage drinking — the Legendary Collegian reminds you to drink responsibly.
Any favorite college recipes out there? How about favorite cheat day meals? We want to hear about them. Please keep us updated on your efforts in the comments below!