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Healthy Eating

Don't live off Top ramen! Eating healthy in college can be difficult but is critical to maintaining a healthy lifestyle, and being more successful academically. Come see us if you need help eating healthier! 

Recommendations for Eating Healthier

  • Half of your plate should be fruits and vegetables.
  • Avoid oversized portions of food by using smaller plates and bowls.
  • A good visual for portion sizes for each meal: a fistful of protein, a fistful of carbohydrates, and two fistfuls of veggies and/or fruits.
  • Make sure a source of fat is present in each meal.  A lot of vitamins and minerals rely on fat in order to be absorbed into the body.  Fat also helps you feel fuller, longer. 
  • Unless needed for medical reasons, try not to restrict yourself from food.  Our bodies need it for fuel. 
  • Eat until you are 80% full. With time, food will continue to break down and you will feel more full. 
  • Plan and prep your meals ahead of time. Pack healthy snacks to avoid vending machines. Try things like non-fat string cheese, yogurt, nuts, fruits, veggies & light dressing or hummus, and whole grains.
  • Drink lots of water and avoid sugary drinks.
  • Need help? Here are some helpful foods to add to your grocery list! 

health food list

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Last Updated: 12/2/16