By Erica Schwartz @ericasalviati You are a college student, living off of a college student’s budget. So what sounds more intriguing, a $2 McDonalds cheeseburger or a $14 5 Napkin Burger cheeseburger? I get it. For some odd reason, the world works in a backwards way: fast food (otherwise known as really fattening food) is […]

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By Erica Schwartz @ericasalviati When one walks out of his or her dorm, one would expect – or at least hope for – a pleasant smell. Except that there are some cases when one gets a whiff of cigarettes. I promise not to completely rant about smoking. I personally don’t agree with people who smoke, […]

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By Erica Schwartz @ericasalviati It’s 7:58 p.m. You’ve had an exceptionally busy day: lots of studying for that chemistry midterm, along with attending four other mandatory classes, doing laundry and going to your weekly kickboxing class at FitRec. You’ve had no time to properly chow down even a half-decent meal the entire day and are […]

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By Erica Schwartz @ericasalviati You know how you’re usually capable of passing up that breadbasket at the Italian restaurant? Or how you’ve finally been able to find control and not pig out at sleepovers with your best friends? Well, Halloween is the exception. Eating at least one piece of candy or chocolate is crucial to […]

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By Erica Schwartz @ericasalviati Occasionally, we are put into unpleasant situations wherein following our regularly, healthy routines becomes slightly more complicated. Here, I answer some some common scenarios to get you back on track. Q. Which is better? To skip breakfast or eat an unhealthy one, when there’s nothing else? A. Eat an unhealthy one. Breakfast is […]

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By Erica Schwartz @ericasalviati Atkins, South Beach, Slim Fast, Juicing…What do all of these fad diets have in common? They don’t work. Magazines manipulate us into believing that fad diets are an easy and simple way for weight loss and that, “after only a short three weeks,” we’ll look just as good as Victoria Secret’s […]

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By Erica Schwartz @ericasalviati As much as we all LOVE gawking and drooling over the beautifully-toned men and women that we inevitably encounter while at FitRec, going to the gym to work out and to use their equipment isn’t all that necessary! If you don’t have the money or the time to go to a […]

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By Erica Schwartz @ericasalviati There are a copious amount of foods that are widely known to be “healthy.” Advertising companies and even our own mothers have manipulated us as to what we believe are the foods to eat and what we believe are the foods to avoid. From “it’s good for your skin” to “it’s […]

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By Erica Schwartz @ericasalviati I don’t believe in the freshman 15. When most people hear the words “chili-cheese fries” or even, BU ‘s favorite, “Insomnia Cookies”, they salivate and jump for the opportunity to indulge. When I hear those words, my immediate response is disgust, involuntarily bombarding me with memories of the days when I […]

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