Healthy Eating Guide: Eating Healthy For Students
For students, eating at college is an entire new ball game, with the allure of fast food and easy vending machine snacks, soda, and pizza delivery. Yet students really need whole food (real foods) in order to prepare their bodies & minds for late night study and classes.
Even though some of these quick and simple options taste great, they are probably not healthy for a student’s body.
The food choices students make can affect whether or not they are able to remain awake during class and whether or not they will come down with mononucleosis when it hits campus. The problem is not only about eating junk food, it’s more about not getting the proper proteins, carbs, vitamins, and minerals that people need.
When it comes to defending against illnesses, vitamins and minerals are very important. Just because they are important, isn’t a reason for students to run out and stock up on vitamins and supplements. It’s best for students to get their nutrition from food.
You can find vitamin C in citric fruits, Vitamin A in milk and diary products, and vitamin E in nuts, whole wheat products, and even green leafy vegetables. This is the ideal way to get nutrition, as your body relies on these vitamins for many reasons.
When you eat on campus, skip on the soda’s and go right to the juice machines. Explore the different entrees available and go to the salad bar where there are fresh vegetables. You can also try putting some broccoli and cauliflower in the microwave for steamed vegetables. There are always healthy cereals and plenty of fresh fruit available in dining halls as well.
Always remember that eating healthy isn’t just about avoiding greasy foods. Eating healthy involves getting a balanced diet and getting the right nutrients and vitamins to keep your body in peak performance – or at least awake during your classes.
Eating Healthy: Additional Thoughts
In order to lose weight, eating healthy + eating smart is required. So you need to ascertain which foods to stay away from (certain grocery foods touted as “low fat” are far from it), and how to combine individual foods the right way plus eat foods at the RIGHT time of the day.
Also, not to eat too close to bedtime – and limit alcohol intake (if you truly want to lose some of your excess weight).
Special Recommendation for You: A Book that is Rated 5 Stars
There’s a neat book, Coach Yourself Thin, that is really superior at helping a person lay the groundwork mentally, in order to be of the proper mindset (ready) to lose the weight. For your mind must desire it, and be positively inclined toward shedding the weight.
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