A New Nickelodeon, Kanye’s Cause and Fit Fast Food?

Ali hosts kids’ reality TV, Kayne West teams with Nike, and man loses weight on McDonald’s. (Say what?!)

The N Student Body
Laila Ali, professional boxer and general girl-power rockstar, is set to host The N’s Student Body, a teen weight-loss reality series, starting July 11. The show takes 12 teens from rival high schools in Illinois and pits them against each other in a get-fit challenge. The winning team takes home $25,000 to its respective school. Some are comparing the show to Kid Nation, but with Laila on board, it has to be cool. Plus, it’s made by the same people who filled our/my DVR(s) with The Office, Ugly Betty and The Biggest Loser.

Side note: I’m officially old. I know of Nickelodeon and Nick at Night—even watched them as a child—but The N? The N, from the looks of their website, is for teens and tweens. Not for me, obviously. However, the station airs Degrassi—as in a new version of Degrassi Junior High. I need to get with the program.

The N is real.

Kanye Faster, Stronger with Nike Race
Kanye has been known for bragging about his game from time to time. Turns out, now’s the time for him to help others with theirs. On the last day of August, 25 cities will participate in the world’s largest one-day running event: the Nike+Human race. West will be the lead performance after the event, giving LA’s 10K runners quite the celebration for their efforts.

Besides promoting worldwide fitness and providing some hella good concerts (Moby is playing in London and Fall Out Boy will be in Chicago), the runathon benefits three charities: LiveStrong, ninemillion.org and WWF (as in animals, not wrestling).

Just do it.

Going on a McDiet
This 40-year-old man ate Ronald McDonald’s fare for six months and lost weight, like 80 pounds of weight. And it worked, see?

Yes, but what did he eat, you’re asking, right? Well it wasn’t Big Macs. Mr. Chris Coleson ate the fast-food chain’s salads (with the occasional burger patty on top), grilled chicken sandwiches and wraps—no fries, no milkshakes. He dropped his caloric intake from 5,000 cals a day to 1,400. And he skipped breakfast. Yeowsers. But, he did start exercising. We’re glad “McFit,” as his license plate reads, is at a healthier weight now, but the Fit Bottomed Girls enjoy more variety in our meals. And a morning without breakfast is a sad, grumpy day.

Golden, skinny arches.

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  1. Anonymous says:

    I’m so officially old with ya (and can’t wait to see how many of my readers haven’t even HEARD of the show I mention today) but still all about both the N and the fantabulous Ms. Ali.

    And am THANKFUL that guy lost so many el bees @ McDonalds.

    I go there OFTEN as there’s an indoor play area.

    And I eat.

    Fruit, nuts, yogurt, grilled chicken sans bun, salads.

    Good choices are possible everywhere, huh?


  2. Erica says:

    Thanks for all the info! I am checking out how to participate in the Nike run now! McDonald’s=weight loss plan=ridiculous! What a ploy for publicity.

  3. Every gym's nightmare says:

    hmm makes me wonder why he only ate mcdonalds if he ate the good stuff? not once he had to stop at a safeway for some fruit? seems like too much work to me…but then again, im pretty lazy.

  4. Mark Salinas says:

    t so sure I am down with the whole McD’s thing…..I do like to do kick boxing though! 🙂

  5. Crabby McSlacker says:

    It’s funny, I make fun of McDonald’s and people who eat there all the time–but when I go, I eat junk instead of even trying their salads. I’d rather keep it an occasional junky treat and go somewhere else when I want “real” food.