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Let us have cake

While I completely understand, agree with, and support the current trends of healthy living and eating habits that have become so entrenched in our society, I can’t help but wonder why some people take it too far.

I’m fairly healthy. I eat well, I work out every single day unless I just don’t feel like it. (Everybody has those days, even if you try to deny it.)

What I don’t understand are the people who are so obsessed with healthy habits that they judge others for eating a slice of pizza or chocolate cake every once in a while–or worse, the ones who judge people who are  “overweight.”How I hate that word. it’s just so judgmental.cake

Consider the lovely Valentine’s posterboard that was set up in the entrance of the Student Recreation and Wellness Center for a solid few weeks. Itcondemned the consumption of anything “bad” for one’s health during Valentine’s Day, which  made no sense to me. “Calories don’t take a vacation?” Well, maybe calories don’t, but I surely do. If someone wants to buy me chocolate for Valentine’s Day, my birthday, or a Tuesday, I will happily consume said calories — and I refuse to feel bad about that.

There’s a difference between having sweets and fatty foods every once in a while (I indulge on special occasions, i.e. Valentine’s Day) and consuming a plethora of saturated fats every day.

But honestly, even if someone WANTS to consume saturated fats in excess every day, who are we to judge them or say something about it? Why are people so invested in what others decide to do? If someone is happy, why do we care to burst their bubble with our opinion? I’ve never understood why people judge other people based on what they eat, who they love, what they wear, ANYTHING. There have been so many rising incidents with eating disorders in college-agemales and females alike. I know this because I did a research paper on it. Eating disorders are caused by many things, including the eating habits of one’s peers and a lack of self-confidence or self-worth.

It’s very upsetting to me when people judge what other people eat because quite frankly, it’s none of their business. Let them have cake, cookies, muffins, a Whopper, whatever they please. You might be happier with yourself as soon as you stop being so critical of others.

The four stages of living without your meal plan

It’s the age old struggle between desire and restraint; temptation and wisdom. How is the average student supposed to budget $540 of food money when Chick-fil-a is so readily available at all times? Luckily for the Radford student body, I’m here to help. I went undercover (read: spent all my flex money a month ago) to discover what happens when your meal plan quits and your appetite doesn’t. Continue reading The four stages of living without your meal plan

Weekly Time Wasters: Cybersex and other strange things

Well guys, we’re in the home stretch. One more week to go and then the dreaded finals. I hope you’ve had as much fun watching the Time Wasters every week as I’ve had making them. This will be the last installment of the Wasters of the year and unless one of my fantastic writers picks it up in the fall, the last one ever. I’m leaving my section in the very capable hands of my second in command, Brandon Leatherland, who will also be taking the reigns of Radcentric. I wish you all best and luck on your exams–make sure you come back in the fall for more exciting articles, reviews and exclusive content that will rock your socks off. Cheers. Continue reading Weekly Time Wasters: Cybersex and other strange things

How to survive an 8 a.m. (without more sleep)

The obvious solution to the drudgery of an 8 a.m. class is going to sleep earlier — but let’s be real here. Most college students are lucky if they go to sleep by midnight. Dividing your time between a job, a social life and schoolwork leaves very little time for more “optional” things like sleeping and eating healthy. While more sleep is definitely recommended, most college students will admit that it’s also highly unlikely. With that in mind, here are some tips to get a good grade in that early morning class. Continue reading How to survive an 8 a.m. (without more sleep)

Hitting the reset button on your internal clock

With over a month off from classes, it’s almost impossible that your sleep cycle hasn’t shifted a little bit. It’s okay, sleeping in is great and vacations give you that opportunity. Only now you find yourself with an 8 a.m. class and you don’t even begin feeling tired until 3 or 4 a.m. How can you return to a normal schedule when all you want to do is smash your alarm clock against the wall? Continue reading Hitting the reset button on your internal clock

Disorder of mouth and mind

Everyone has their own unique relationship with food, but like any other relationship, some are healthy and some are not. When one’s relationship with food becomes unhealthy, it can be a serious danger to them and may be identified as an eating disorder. An eating disorder is a serious mental and physical illness that attacks the mind and body and changes the mental and physical state of a human being. Continue reading Disorder of mouth and mind