- Young Adult Nonfiction
- Healthy Cooking and Nutrition for College Students: How Not to Gain the Freshman 15
Healthy Cooking and Nutrition for College Students: How Not to Gain the Freshman 15
This all-inclusive book covers everything from affordable options to reading ingredient labels. You will learn some basic healthy cooking techniques, the latest nutrition research, the low-down on all the most-talked about diets, and what kinds of foods will improve your college lifestyle.
We even take a look at a ton of fad diets, helping you understand the pros and cons of each:
The Paleo Diet
The Ketogenic Diet
The Atkins Diet
The Raw Foods Diet
The Daniel Plan
The Mediterranean Diet
If you want to avoid the freshman 15 while also fueling your body with what it needs to be your sharpest, most energized self, then this book is for you.
Starting with an explanation of why some students gain weight and beginning from the idea that many students haven't really thought much about nutrition, there are chapters that talk about what healthy eating is, and what the consequences are if students consume a diet that is largely processed food. The benefits and drawbacks of different types of diets, such as vegan, organic, etc. are covered briefly.
The last part of the book lays out some useful skills, such as reading and interpreting food labels and then delineating why our bodies need certain kinds and combinations of food. Healthy options and cooking basics, as well as a rudimentary guide to exercise, round out this volume.
While useful, this could have also included more information on dealing with food service food, and choosing from the options that are most likely to be seen, as well as a discussion of the REAL reason that most people probably gain weight-- socializing that centers around consumption of ice cream, pizza and beer!
This is a good choice for high school or college students who haven't previously given much thought to their diet, but would be an overview for athletes and others who are already embracing a healthy lifestyle. Be very careful about giving this to a college student.Luckily, my own daughter reacted positively to being handed this book. She said that the book just showed her that she needed to make better choices. She knew most of the information already, but had just been ignoring it, and this book was a helpful reminder to get herself back on track!