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meals without kitchens: equipment

June 1, 2007


Not everyone out there has a kitchen they can use: some people live outdoors, some have rooms in hotels, boarding houses, or private homes that don’t allow them to cook, and some people are just New Yorkers. How do you eat under those circumstances if it’s unrealistic to expect to eat at restaurants all the […]


May 14, 2007


We’ve finally gotten our wiki up and running, although we haven’t stocked the pond yet. We’ll be adding in the resources and tips that you’ve posted over the next week or so, so you don’t have to go back and do it twice. Right now, we have our Home page, our Fitness page, our Personal […]

the self challenge

May 11, 2007


Some time back I referred to this Challenge, and it’s high time I elaborated on my remarks there. The Self Challenge, run by Self magazine, is a three-month program designed for fitness beginners or those coming back from a significant layoff and who want to improve their physical condition. It’s covered in the magazine extensively, […]

looking at 300 calories

May 2, 2007


Here is what 300-400 calorie meals look like. The Diet Blog has a short photo feature on meals that fall into this range. We can’t always be having Quarter Pounder meals, and here are some nice, balanced alternatives when you don’t want something heavy. It must be noted, however, that I have no clue what “reduced […]

starbucks without tears

May 1, 2007


or Seattle’s Best, Blenz, Joe’s, Continental, or what have you. Cafes the world over have discovered the fabulous profit margin in blended beverages and tooth-shatteringly sweet, cream-topped, caramel-festooned monstrosities that any decent Italian would laugh out of the piazza. You should, too. This is a straightforward guide to ordering cafe drinks that are both pleasurable and better for you. […]

exercise vs diet: the mindset

April 30, 2007


If you scan the magazine racks these days, you’ll see the word DIET a lot more than you’ll see the word EXERCISE, and that’s not because we’re consonant-rationing. Our society is currently in a diet restriction mentality, rather than a physical challenge mentality, something a number of sociologists have tied to cultures experiencing simultaneous affluence and insecurity. […]

painless protein

April 26, 2007


We’re not huge Atkins fans ’round these parts, but we do know that protein is critical for good nutrition, having simultaneously swelled up and slowed down during our own ramen-based days (weeks, months, whatever). Now science is providing some pretty compelling reasons to think about subbing in some protein/carb foods for the carb-heavy foods you might be chowing […]

sunrise market salad specials

April 19, 2007


Right now, Sunrise Market at the corner of Gore and Powell on the Downtown EastSide has boxed salad greens priced at two for a dollar. They have both hearts of romaine and mesclun (baby mixed greens), and both are organic. As well, loose spinach, which finally looks pretty good now that the new local crop is in, […]

the high voltage ten commandments

April 18, 2007


High Voltage (yes, that’s her legal name) is a New York celebrity personal trainer and professional energy conductor. She is 59 years old and she can probably kick Susan Powter‘s ass from here to Australia, and do it to a throbbing disco beat. She’s not everyone’s cup of chamomile, more of an acquired taste (let’s put it this […]

the canadian meal

April 17, 2007


You won’t find it on a menu anywhere, but McDonald’s Canada offers, at $3.50, a full meal for fewer than 600 calories. Gawd only knows where I learned about this, but a Canadian meal consists of a small drink, small fries, and a cheeseburger (you can swap it for a hamburger and save 50 calories, […]