We all know how hard it can be as a college student to maintain a healthy lifestyle, let alone a healthy diet. From binge watching House of Cards to submitting that essay two hours late, adulting can be hard.
When your schedule is as jammed pack as the Coop Club, there is little time to worry about what (or when) you’ll be eating next, so I asked our very own HaverCeleb and fully functioning adult, Cory Walts, what his daily meals consist of.
Breakfast (6 AM)
Cory likes to have his favorite flavorful concoction of hard-boiled eggs, sweet potatoes, peppers and some savory organic chicken sausage (shouts to Trader Joe’s). Now, not all of us have too much time to spend on making a big breakfast, but what’s really important here is that you have at least something before you start your day.
Snack (9 AM)
His next meal consists of a banana and almond butter to replenish all the energy lost after dealing with the first lift group. Snacking can be good, especially if you don’t want to binge on the DC pizza for lunch.
Lunch (1 PM)
This is Cory’s special time where he likes to hole up in his office and dive into his savory spicy turkey chili, sweet potatoes and peppers dish. Sounds amazing right? No wonder there are no lift times between 11 and 2…
At around 5 pm, he likes to indulge himself by enjoying an assortment of nuts to get more of those healthy vitamins to keep him going after a long and rewarding day, helping others be their better selves.
Dinner (7 PM)
After a long and intense day, he gets home around 7 pm to have chicken with salsa verde and cauliflower rice. Cauliflower rice? Yes, cauliflower rice. A nice healthy substitute to your everyday run of the mill white rice. Finally, to finish the meal, he (occasionally) indulges in M&M trial mix for dessert.
This seems unrealistic, five meals in a day? Crazy, I know. But when asked whether such a meal plan could be applied to your average college student, he acknowledged the difficulties in attaining such a goal.
His recommendation is to attempt to eat something nutritional and healthy. With our hectic schedules, fitting five meals in a day can be almost impossible and also unhealthy if these meals are high in caloric value. According to Bodybuilder.com, increasing meal frequency doesn’t increase the rate of your metabolism. In other words, the total amount of calories you eat count more in the long run than how often you eat. Somewhat intuitive right? Well, there is actually a lot confusion and differing opinions about this topic that seem to essentially all boil down to one thing. Nutrition. So get after it.
Is he human? Well, when asked what his “cheat” meals would be, his gold ticket items are burgers and wings. Ah, a man after my own heart. If trying to get five meals in a day seems unmanageable, Cory simply recommends trying your best to give your body its much needed sustenance to get you through the day.
Always remember: Head to heel, strong as steel (oats)!