This is a messy topic, but it’s critically important. With that said let’s push through this and take away some great tips along with uncovering some hidden mysteries as well.
What we have here are the Five Critical Tips For Improving A Realistic College Diet and more.
These Five Critical Tips are rooted within the realistic diet of college students and they focus on the battle between water against alcohol, vitamins against sugar, and vegetables against grease.
Here is the realistic truth of how to eat healthy in college.
Tip #1: Take Vitamins Daily
We need to take one multivitamin and one vitamin C capsule every day.
We must do this to help supplement our diet with these basic vitamins to make up for the lack of nutrients in our cafeteria’s food, or from any take out food we eat.
Tip #2: Counteract The Grease
For every burger, cheese steak, or taco we eat; we need to add a vegetable on the side such as corn, string beans, or carrots to aid in digestion.
Tip #3: Don’t Forget The Salads
In addition to the added vegetables from Tip #2, we must eat salads and fruits to stabilize the negative effects of most of the other things we eat at college.
Adding fruit to our morning cereal, or having a quick salad for lunch in the afternoon are great ways for us to get those much needed nutrients to counter act any bad foods we’re eating.
Tip #4: What Is It?
Let’s agree to never, ever eat anything in the cafeteria that forces us to read a label or sign to figure out exactly what it is.
If we do not know what it is within the first two seconds of looking at it, let’s stay away from it and certainly don’t eat it.
Tip # 5: Only If You Drink Alcohol
If we decide to drink alcohol we need to also drink at least 50% of our alcohol intake in water. That means for every six alcohol-based beverages we drink, we need to consume three glasses of water.
The reason we need to do this is because our bodies process alcohol as poison and we need the water to flush out the toxins and counteract the dehydrating effects of the alcohol.
Basically, if we want to drink alcohol, let’s also drink lots of water as well. The more water the better. That is a key ingredient to learning how to eat healthy in college.
Overall, these Five Critical Tips are not weight loss techniques. They are basic nutritional aids focused on limiting weight gain and battling the adverse effects of living a realistic college lifestyle.
We can’t ignore the fact that for most students, college is the first time in their lives they have complete control over their daily diet.
For the first time we can eat whatever we want, whenever we want, and however much we want, without being told otherwise. That is why most freshmen weigh 10-15 pounds more at the end of the year than they do at the beginning.
So, that’s why these Five Critical Tips are designed to aid students as best as possible given the realities the of average college diet.
However, that’s not the end of the story. There is a big mystery lurking within today’s college cafeteria foods.
The mystery stems from students not only gaining an unusual amount of weight after eating at the cafeteria, but we seem to be getting a much higher rate of cavities as well. Why is that exactly…
The Big Food Mystery Exposed:
The big food mystery that most schools do not want students to know is that they pump up their cafeteria foods with massive amounts of sugar.
The reason for this is that the extra sugar adds cheap taste to the less than Grade A meals they offer.
Then, that extra sugar turns to extra fat when digested. That means that the percentage of fat each student is ingesting is much higher than any cafeteria health chart will indicate.
Also, all the extra sugar added to the meals in college cafeterias eventually takes it’s toll on student’s teeth in the form of cavities. That’s a main reason why a lot of students experience a spike tooth decay while in college.
Now that the big food mystery in college cafeterias has been explained, we can fight back against it by simply eating more foods that do not have to be cooked on the premises.
Foods like salad, fresh fruit, yogurt, sandwiches, and hot or cold cereal, are always solid options. Basically, the more we avoid the foods which are cooked in the cafeterias, the better off we’ll be.
We also need to address that a lot of students believe they can eat and drink whatever they want just because they’re not seeing or feeling any adverse effects yet. The key to that idea is in the “yet”.
Because when we continually eat poorly and drink excessively we’re forming bad habits which will be increasingly difficult to break as we get a little older and our bodies can’t burn everything off as quickly.
Then, the adverse effects of all the bad eating and drinking will show up quickly and will be very difficult to get ride of.
When eating and drinking in college it’s best to remember that whatever we put in our bodies now, will build the bodies we’re going to have throughout our twenties and into our thirties.
If we eat crappy foods all the time now, we’re going to look and feel crappy someday soon. It probably won’t happen tomorrow, next week, or even next month; but we will start looking and feeling crappy soon enough. It is undeniable.
Because the more comfortable we get with eating crappy foods and drinking unhealthy drinks today, the more likely it is that we will continue to be comfortable with them indefinitely.
That’s ultimately how to eat healthy in college while tapping into our inborn power. This will bring us closer to living as the most complete version of ourselves immediately.
* Action Steps *
List three items you are going to cut your intake of by half starting today:
List three items you are going to double your intake of starting today:
How To Eat Healthy In College Starting Now
– Written by Motivational Joe