To Do #1: FOOD
Dining hall food, late night munchies, skipping breakfast, and surviving on caffeine can all add up. Fortunately, there are little changes to your busy-lifestyle diet that can make BIG differences.
With late nights and early morning classes, coffee tends to be a staple in the college diet. However, you may not realize how many calories are packed into that daily cappuccino. Check out this Starbucks Calorie Counter to find the healthiest choice for your caffeine fix.
When it comes to meals and snacking, it is easy to find yourself overeating, undereating, or just eating the wrong things.
Be aware of the four W's:
1. WHAT you eat: select nutrient dense high carbohydrate, low-fat foods instead of "empty calorie" and high fat foods
2. WHEN you eat: eat 3-5 small meals throughout the day and ALWAYS eat breakfast; avoid eating 3 hours before bedtime
3. WHERE you eat: eat in a stress free and relaxed environment, this will allow a person to eat slowly and enjoy the meal
4. WHY you eat: eat because you are hungry not because you are bored, stressed, or lonely
Also check out the University of Oregon’s 10 Healthy Eating Tips for the Busy College Student