Emerging from hiding out under blankets and watching Netflix during all hours of winter break, you may be wondering what actions that you can take to jump start back into incorporating fitness and living a healthy lifestyle into your daily schedule. There are a variety of ways that you can make fitness fun, follow these simple steps to get back in the swing of things!
When heading to college, the most crucial piece of advice girls get is to avoid the cafeteria. The cafeteria is believed to be a place where all unhealthy food lives, and if you eat there, that freshman fifteen will find you quickly. Although it is true that the cafeteria can have some of the unhealthiest food on campus, from the greasy fries to the ice cream machine, you can actually find some really great and wholesome food if you know where to look.
Eating when stressed happens to us all. It is a normal part of life, however if it happens too often, it can lead to even more stress and no one needs that!
Some people call it emotional eating, others call it comfort eating. Regardless of what you may call it, it often is not the most efficient way to reduce stress and cope with hard times. In fact, for people who are trying to eat well and manage their weight, it likely leads to even more stress!
My little brother, who is a senior in college, stayed with me this past summer. I was doing all of the grocery shopping and cooking, so unless he ate out, he was eating my healthy clean food. Although I didn’t cook as much as he would have liked, he quickly became accustomed to my clean meals – his favorite breakfast was collared greens with a fried egg and sliced tomatoes and he loved my zoodles with turkey meatballs.
After two months, he was packing up and heading back to school, leaving me and my zoodles behind. After a few weeks on campus, he called me complaining about his diet. He felt so much better when he was eating healthy, but he had no plans of cooking, despite the fully functional kitchen in his apartment. I wanted to be able to help him make healthy choices in college, so here are my 5 foolproof ways to eat healthy, even in the cafeteria!
Even though you will probably have a meal plan for the cafeteria, it’s still a good idea to have a couple of snacks to keep in your dorm room for those late night study break when hunger hits.
Here are the top 10 snacks that you should have in your dorm room at all times!