Good Food or none @ all?

I  am so alarmed at the rate of eating disorders practised by chicks these days. If they ain’t anorexic, then they are bilumic or they just want to be thin, thin, thin like the skeletons in the lab…which by the way is not even healthy. (I believe a girl needs her curves).
Eating healthful at college may seem intimidating, but it doesn’t have to be difficult. Most dining halls at college provide plenty of nutritious options and campuses usually offer lots of fitness options.  So I was gracious enough to do this little study…or it’s quite a lot actually. This guide will help you to learn easy ways to make nutritious choices & include fitness into your busy schedule.

Dining Hall Dilemmas

What if I can’t find any food I like?

Be creative. If you don’t like the hot food offered, try to combine foods from different areas of the dining hall. For example, add a grilled chicken breast to a salad or veggies from the salad bar to a sandwich or a wrap. Many colleges have multiple dining halls that may serve different foods and meals. Try all the dining halls to figure out which ones you like best.

What if I’m a vegetarian?

Most colleges offer vegetarian entrees at all meals such as veggie burgers, stir fries, and pasta dishes. Create your own vegetarian meal at the salad or sandwich bar by adding protein-rich ingredients like cheese, eggs, hummus, beans, or peanut butter.

What if I have class during meals?

Food is the fuel your brain needs to help you think, so make time to eat. If you skip a meal, you may have trouble concentrating, get a headache, or feel like you didn’t get very much out of your class. Even if you can’t sit down for a full meal, pack a healthy portable snack such as fruit or energy bar, or a sandwich.

How can I maintain good nutrition?

Try to eat a variety of foods and don’t skip meals. To get the most out of your meals, eat a balance of vegetarian proteins or lean meats, high fiber carbs, and healthy fats such as oils, nuts, and fish. The table below provides suggestions of foods to choose at meal times.

Instead Of Try
Fried foods Grilled or baked foods
Refined grains (such as white bread and white rice) Whole grains (such as whole wheat bread and brown rice)
Whole milk Low-fat milk or soy milk
French fries Baked potato or sweet potato
Sweetened drinks Water or seltzer
Sweetened desserts (such as cookies, cake, or ice cream) Fruit
Nutrition 101: The Food Groups
Food Group Benefits Nutrition Tip
Dairy & Dairy Substitutes Build strong bones. Have a serving of low-fat dairy such as milk, cheese, yogurt, or pudding 3 times a day.
Grains Provide energy for muscles & brain. Include grains such as rice, pasta, and bread at every meal. Choose whole grain options as often as possible.
Fats Keep you feeling full. Include some fat such as olive oil, guacamole, nuts, or seeds at every meal.
Fruits & Vegetables Provide vitamins and minerals for healthy skin, hair, nails, and immune system. Try having at least 5 servings of fruits and vegetables such as apples, broccoli, pears, carrots, squash, or salad per day.
Proteins Maintain muscle. Try having fish, beans, eggs, tofu, peanut butter, chicken, or beef at 2 meals per day.

Using campus services can also help you maintain good nutrition. If you have any food allergies, food intolerances, or food preferences, talk to your campus food services director. Meet with your college nutritionist if you are experience weight or appetite changes.

Dorm Room Remedies

I have a meal plan, but always get hungry between meals and at night when I’m studying. What should I do?

Keep your room stocked with healthy snacks you can grab when you’re hungry, such as:

  • Animal crackers
  • Canned fruit
  • Crackers
  • Energy (or protein) bars
  • Fresh fruit
  • Granola bars
  • High fiber cereal
  • Nuts
  • Oatmeal (packets)
  • Pita bread
  • Popcorn (try the single-serving bag)
  • Pudding
  • Soup
  • Trail Mix
  • Tuna fish

If you have a fridge, try:

  • Baby carrots and celery
  • Hummus
  • String cheese
  • Yogurt and smoothies
  • Water, flavored seltzer waters, and low-fat milk

My friends order late night pizza, calzones, and wings. What should I do?

Don’t deny yourself food if you are craving it, but don’t over indulge either. Healthy eating is about moderation! If you eat regular meals throughout the day, you may still be a little hungry at night, so it is okay to eat a regular portion of these foods, such 1 or 2 slices of pizza, every once in a while.

Top 5 Healthy Eating Tips

  1. Make Time for Meals
    Eating 3 meals per day plus snacks will give you energy that will last all day and keep your metabolism active. Pack healthy portable snacks such as fruit or a granola bar when you’re on the go.
  2. Balance Your Meals
    Eating healthy meals that contain foods from at least 3 different food groups will help to ensure that you get all the nutrition you need to stay healthy. Be sure to eat different combinations of grains, fruits, vegetables, meat, dairy, and healthy fats throughout the day.
  3. Don’t forget Dairy
    Your bones still need calcium to stay strong. Dairy foods and alternatives such as soymilk provide protein and vitamin D, as well as calcium.
  4. Stay Hydrated
    Proper hydration is important for healthy skin and organs. Drink water even if you are not thirsty. Waiting until you are thirsty to have fluids means you are already partially dehydrated. Pack a bottle of water in your backpack or gym bag.
  5. Choose Appropriate Portions
    Food portions in restaurants are often more than one serving size and they’re getting bigger and bigger. You may not realize how much food you are actually eating. When you are at a restaurant, plan on taking half of your meal home or spilt an entrée with a friend. When eating at the dining hall, take smaller portions to start and go back for more if you are still hungry.

Top 5 Ways to Include Fitness in College Life

  1. Walk or Bike to Class: Be active on the way to class instead of taking the bus or car.
  2. Join an Intramural Sport: This is a fun way to meet new people and fit in exercise, too.
  3. Go for a Walk with Friends: Stay fit and catch up with friends at the same time. Instead of taking a shortcut back to your dorm, take the scenic route and get in a little extra exercise
  4. Take a Fitness Class as a Course: This is a good way to include fitness into your routine and earn credit. Consider weight lifting or dancing.
  5. Check out your College Gym: Most colleges have gyms or fitness centers that offer free or reduced price memberships. They may also offer classes such as yoga, cardio, kickboxing, and dancing.

Eating well and staying fit at college doesn’t have to be a challenge. Remember to balance nutritious foods and exercise regularly.

Remember that the body God gave you was to help in achieving specific things concerning your destiny. It’s your responsibility to take good care of it and make the most of it by means of eating healthy. 🙂

Bon Apetit!

Adam and Steve?

…or is it Ada and Eve now?

I have always preferred the same old story…you know the same one you know where boy meets girl, boy likes girl, boy tells girl, girl likes boy too, they both get married, kiss and have a truck load of kids and live happily ever after. Pretty sure God approves of that too…cause he did put Eve in the garden with Adam and told them to be fruitful and multiply and just look at the world today! lol

So it really does break my heart to see what’s going on right now, right underneath our noses. This, if you didn’t already know must definitely be the end of the world, what with the declaration of gay status by hundreds of people all over the world especially in the Western climes.

Interestingly, same-sex marriage is now officially illegal in the Federal Republic of Nigeria. Although I find the concept of gay marriage utterly disgusting (yes, UTTERLY DISGUSTING), one thing that we must all realize is that events are not just happening. There is a relentless march by the world’s most powerful towards a New World Order (“Novus Ordo Seclorum”), one in whicheverything anti-religion (including homosexuality) would not only be accepted but widely acclaimed. It’s a crazy twist but it’s happening -all in preparation for the One-Eyed (which is by the way a topic for another day).

In a world where there is so much HYPOCRISY, there couldn’t have been a better time. Well done, Nigerian senators, now can we discuss a better anti-corruption bill, please?

God help us.

 

Don’t get too COLD!!

The winter months are almost here and it’s time to stack up on all the cloth layering!!! So for all the girls out there who like me love to look good without doing away with the the “functionality”, these outfits could be of great help. It would work also for those of us expecting the harmattan.
Now that the weather has changed and fall is here (with winter soon to come), it’s time to retire the shorts and sundresses and embrace cold weather fashion.

Just because it’s cold outside doesn’t mean you need to resort to leggings and oversized “college” sweatshirts! Read on for easy tips on how to look chic for class while staying warm in fall and winter.

Tips on Dressing for Cold Weather

  • Layers are your new best friend. Most buildings on campus will try to overcompensate for the chilly weather outside by cranking up the heat inside. It’s a nice gesture, but if you’re not wearing layers, you can end up sweating through your classes. Layering in a casual way is easy: start with a tank or tee, add a cardigan or sweater, and top it off with another jacket, scarf, and/or hat (depending on how cold it is outside). You’ll still look cute and will be comfortable no matter where you go.
  • Make scarves and hats your signature accessories. I started my love affair with scarves a few years ago, and I haven’t been able to give them up since. They come in literally thousands of shapes, colors, and patterns, and instantly add excitement and warmth to any outfit. Hats are another great option to keep your ears warm and cover up any bad hair days you may have.
  • Invest in a great pair of boots. This is especially important if you live somewhere where winter brings lots of snow and ice. A truly great pair of boots will keep your feet warm and match with a lot of different outfits you already have. Whether you like desert bootsriding boots, or an edgier option, find a pair you love and wear them with everything.
  • Pants are not the only option. Dresses and skirts are still definitely options when the weather turns colder. As long as you pair them with tights (sweater tights are particularly warm) you can stay true to your personal style without freezing.

Proudly Who I Am!

Honestly, I didn’t think I would ever have to say anything on this issue at all…after all Martin Luther King and Nelson Mandela were both here before me but then here I am typing. Like isn’t this the 21st century already? We need to wake some people up, they’ve been sleeping way too long and courtesy of them some really nasty things are happening….a little something called “racism.”

So I thought of how I could in  my own little way try and curb this disgusting issue and I thought to write an open letter to all the racists out there reading this. Please read, then show your other racist friends, thank you! 🙂

Dear Racist,

I wish you didn’t have to feel so bad about yourself so much so that you try to make other people feel like the problem is with them…when it’s not. Please be reminded that this whole thingy is soooo yesterday and for the much older folk, I mean it’s a thing of the past. You do realize that this is the 21st century, don’t you? Wonder why anyone would love to live in the stone age now…what with all the technological  advancements…quite a pity and if you are one of such persons, you really are pathetic! Anyways, I hope you do have a change of heart cause life really is sweeter from a non-sadistic  point of view. Everyone should be proud of who they are and should not be bullied for it.

I pray you retrace your steps before you get your ass kicked! 🙂

Love,

missTizzle.

+ I just couldn’t resist flaunting this beauty….. 😉

….because I am fearfully and wonderfully made and Iam proudly Nigerian!!! whoop whoop!!!

BEHOLD: The New Face of the EFCC.

My fellow Nigerians and the rest of the World at large, I present to you the acting chairman of the Economic Financial Crimes Commission, Mr. Ibrahim Lamorede, a native of Adamawa State.

He was the Director of Operations upon his appointment as the acting chairman (please note that he has served in this same capacity before now).

I am hoping that things would turn around for the better under his leadership.

 

Most Expensive Shit

This award category is for the person with the most expensive poop…and the winner is *drumroll* Baba Suwe, whose poop is worth a whooping 25million naira!!!

Yes, it is indeed victory galore for the ace comedian as a court has ruled that the NDLEA pay the veteran 25 really big ones in compensation according to the Vanguard Nigeria.

Congratulations Baba Suwe!

My advice: Don’t get yourself in this kind of shit again! 😉