10 Ways for College Students to Eat Healthier

Eating healthy in college can always be a challenge, but with these tips, making healthier choices will be so much easier! Not only will your body thank you, your mind will too. Eat better, have more energy, do better in classes… it’s a win-win situation.

Make meals ahead of time.

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You’re much less likely to skip meals and to eat healthier, more balanced meals when you make them ahead of time. Utilize the dorm kitchens and stock up on some Tupperware for when you’re tired of dining hall food!

Make time for meals.

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No student should be too busy to eat and health always comes first. Make sure you’re eating three full meals a day – you’ll feel better, focus better, and be a lot happier.

Bring a water bottle with you everywhere.

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Keep yourself hydrated! If you carry a water bottle, you’ll drink more, which boosts your immune system, helps you perform better in school, and will even help your metabolism.

Choose fruits and vegetables over sugary snacks.

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Sugary snacks will leave you feeling sluggish and even hungrier than before. Even granola bars can have almost twice your amount of daily sugar in one snack, so make sure you’re reading labels. Here’s a cool DIY list from Buzzfeed!

Limit your fast food intake.

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Use a junk food run as a #treatyoself occasion, not an every day occasion. You’ll save money and eat healthier, and Chipotle burrito bowls taste better if you only have it every once in a while. It’s a proven fact… probably.

Don’t skip breakfast.

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It really is the most important meal of the day! Eating in the morning can help you feel less stressed and more awake, and there are endless ways to make your breakfast fun and healthy.

Be kind to your body.

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I can’t say this enough. Even between internships, jobs, classes, and extracurriculars, you still need to make time for your body. Eating healthy is an easy step that you can take to help your mental and physical health!

-Elena

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