Healthy eating in college is possible!
Allow me to share my professional advice and experience as a registered dietitian to make healthy eating in college just a bit easier:
Healthy Eating at College: Use Your Dining Card in Smart Ways
Use your all-you-can-eat dining card to purchase healthy foods from the cafeteria that you can stock in your dorm room or apartment:
Note: Think of this as "weekly shopping" and set aside some time on the weekend to take an empty backpack to the student union so you can stock up on these items and carry them back to your room for storage. Alternatively, walk or ride your bike to a nearby grocery store and make a regular shopping trip for these foods.
Healthy Eating in College: Eat Intentionally, not Accidentally.
It's not uncommon to fall victim to haphazard eating when you're in college due to new found freedom, erratic class schedules, and the influence of your friends.
Healthy Eating in College: Manage Cafeteria Eating
Cafeteria meals are dangerous because they're the equivalent of eating at an all-you-can eat buffet.
Seemingly innocent salad can be the calorie equivalent of a Big Mac and fries if you're not careful.
Use my "stoplight" guidelines for building a healthy salad from the salad bar:
Add a Protein Source to Make Salad an Entree:
Lunch or Dinner
Healthy Eating in College: Basic Healthy Eating Principles
Other Smart Ideas
More of my professional advice you may find helpful:
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