Eating healthy is not just a choice, it is a lifestyle. You are what you eat. In other words, what you eat determines how you feel, how much energy you have, how happy you are, your level of self-confidence, and your ability to maintain the active lifestyle needed for a college career.
Aren’t you happy you don’t have to live off of ramen noodles for the remainder of your college career? You should be! I have found and researched different means that will help you find or create a delectable and affordable lifestyle that you desire.
Don’t “Do Lunch Everyday”:
Don’t make a meeting with friends for lunch a daily social activity. Although, we all know how enjoyable it is do meet with friends for pleasant distraction, good conversation, and unhealthy food. The alternative for a meeting during lunch would be to participate in other social means. For example, intramural sports are a great way to meet new people, get in shape, and feel good about yourself.
Drink a “skinny girl” at the bar:
A “skinny girl” is simply a slang term for a vodka soda. Add a squeeze of lime and you’ve got yourself a tasty alcoholic drink with the least amount of calories. Mixing alcohol with sugar soda is one of the worst mistakes you can make. There is a ton of sugar and the hangover in the morning with being dreadful. Never miss your morning workout because you’re hungover!
Great healthy snack ideas include:
- Granola bars
- Low-fat microwave popcorn
- Dried or canned fruit
- Cans of tuna, chicken, or beans
- Whole-grain crackers
- Whole grain cereals
A few tips to shop affordably:
- Replace soda and other sugary beverages with water
- Find out where local farmer’s markets are to purchase fruits and vegetables at better prices
- Get a Costco card and buy in bulk
- Eat at home
College is a time to experience a lifestyle of freedom and fun, but that does not mean your body has to pay the price. Remember, a great body never goes out of style!