10 Tips to Healthy Eating
1. Eat a variety of nutrient rich foods. You need more than 40
2. Enjoy plenty of whole grains, fruits and vegetables.
3. Maintain a healthy weight. The weight that's right for you
4. Eat moderate portions. If you keep portion sizes reasonable,
5. Eat regular meals. Skipping meals can lead to out-of-control
6. Reduce, don't eliminate certain foods. Most people eat for
7. Balance your food choices over time. Not every food has to
8. Know your diet pitfalls. To improve your eating habits, you
9. Make changes gradually. Just as there are no "super foods" or
10. Remember, foods are not good or bad. Select foods based
10 Health Eating Tips for the Busy College Student
The average college student is often pressed for time, under a lot of stress and eating on the go. You may find it difficult to avoid bad habits like skipping meals or frequenting fast food restaurants. But eating a healthy diet can help you feel better, cope with stress and perform better in the classroom and on the athletic field. It really isn't that hard to get started.
1. Eat a good breakfast. Studies show that skipping breakfast
2. If you must eat fast foods, choose wisely. Choose pizza with half
3. Keep healthful snacks on hand so if hunger strikes during a late
4. Eat plenty of foods that are rich in calcium. People in their early
5. If you need to lose weight, do it sensible. Starvation and/or diets
6. Sugar provides calories in your diet but few other nutrients and it
7. The dining hall salad bar can be either an asset or a detriment to
8. If you drink alcohol, keep in mind that it supplies calories but no
9. Drink lots of water. Your body needs at least eight glasses a day,
10. Remember, food is a lot more than nourishment for our bodies.
Breakfast on the Run......................................
Why eat a healthy breakfast?
Toasted ham and cheese sandwich
Ready-to-eat cereal with banana
Oatmeal with raisins and skim milk
Smoothie (skim milk, frozen fruit and wheat germ)
Pancakes/waffles topped w/fresh fruit
P.B. and jelly on whole wheat toast
Breakfast burrito (scrambled egg with beans and salsa)
Slice of leftover veggie pizza
Fruited low fat yogurt w/low fat breakfast bar
English muffin with Canadian bacon & egg
High fiber muffin w/skim milk or juice
Cereal parfait (low fat yogurt, fruit and whole grain cereal)
Regular size or lean hamburger or cheeseburger topped with lettuce, mustard and tomato
Have You Got the Munchies??????????????????
Snacking Made Easy
Low fat, whole grain crackers Raw vegetables
Rice Cakes Salad Greens
Whole wheat pita bread Potatoes, Sweet potatoes
Whole wheat bread 100% vegetable juice
Baked tortilla chips Vegetable soups
Fresh fruit Nuts and nut butters
Dried fruit Bean dip
100% fruit juice Bean soup
Nonfat light yogurt Canned tuna or salmon
Fortified soy milk or skim milk Smoothies made with soy/skim
Putting it all together, snack ideas:
Wellness Inventory - Healthy Eating Assessment
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