Enter Slender

After four months, fourteen European cities, and ten pounds, The Slender Student has finally come to fruition. Perhaps The Eventually/Hopefully Slender Student would be a more truthful name, but I’d like to think I could forego a little honesty in favor of catchiness.

However, that is neither here nor there, so let’s get down to why you and I are here. The idea to create The Slender Student came to me a couple of months ago when I found myself bloated in bed in Barcelona (I have a thing for alliteration, bear with me), but couldn’t find any advice for students trying to eat healthily or lose weight abroad. Frustrated, I realized, as I very often do, that if you want it done right, you better do it your own damn self. And, now, here we are. On this blog, I want to share with you my ideas and inspiration for how to live healthily during a stage when it’s the most tempting to be anything but. Yes, I’ll lend advice on how to avoid my pound-packing experience abroad, but I’ll also share easy, college-friendly recipes, my favorite workouts, and maybe even some profound thoughts on the meaning of life or something.

Before we get into that, though, here’s a little bit more about me.

Healthy Habits:
1. I’m a nutrition major. So, like, points for me.
2. I’ve always eaten my vegetables, even without my mom telling me to.
3. I firmly believe removing the yolk was the best thing that ever happened to eggs.

And, since nobody’s perfect…

Fat Facts:
1. Jogging feels less to me like a stress-relieving endorphin rush and more like a marathon through Hell. This may or may not also be a metaphor for my past relationships.
2. Cheeseburgers are my favorite food. They’re the reason I’ll likely never go veg. If you live in Austin and haven’t been to Hopdoddy, you’ve committed a grave misstep.
3. Bacon.

Stay tuned!


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13 thoughts on “Enter Slender

  1. What a great blog!! I can’t wait to read all of the tips you have to offer. Eating healthy in college is so hard, I really hope you can help!

  2. Great idea, Claire! Looking forward to reading it! I am always looking for healthy eating tips. Also, I completely agree with your opinion on jogging.

  3. What an awesome idea! I could of used this in college myself. It’s what every female and even male need to avoid the freshman 15.

  4. WHY didn’t I find this before I went abroad? I’m currently at the end of my abroad experience, jeans uncomfortably tight, and wishing I had found healthier ways to cook for myself rather than my default for pasta…

  5. Hi!

    I just stumbled upon your blog here. I’m also a nutrition student in Tennessee and believe in the same things as you! Love my veggies, and love my cheeseburgers even more. I’m excited to start reading your posts, as I find most students in my major are vegetarians and running fanatics, as where I’d rather do a bootcamp class and watch the Bachelor than run a million miles. ha!

  6. You have a great looking blog! I’m enjoying your posts so far :)

    I know you say you’re a burger aficionado (I was too, before I went veg), but have you ever had the veggie burger at HopDoddy? I went and was a bit disappointed. The really potato-y fries and too-sweet shake didn’t salvage the meal either! I was so sad!

    • Take it back!!! I haven’t had the new veggie burger but I had the old one (Janis Joplin, I believe) and lurrrved it. I like their fries and shakes ok, but it’s definitely all about the burger for me there. Keep an eye out for their specials, they often create new veggie burgers and sometimes bring back the old one.

  7. Your blog is truly inspirational. I am in college myself and sometimes feel I am too busy with balancing school and a social life to live healthy. But your blog has put everything into perspective for me! I am a vegetarian and your Meatless Monday recipes are absolutely delicious! Please never stop blogging. You have helped me so much! Thank you! Xoxoxo

    • Katelyn, thank you so much for the kind words. It means so much to me to hear that my readers find my posts useful. And no worries, I don’t plan on slowing down on The Slender Student anytime soon. Thanks again!

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