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The life of a college student can be extremely hectic, but it is possible to eat healthy in college!
5 Simple Ways To Eat Better
1. Focus on adding whole nutritious foods instead of restricting the “bad” ones
Instead of thinking about what you shouldn’t eat, think about what you should eat. It’s best to take a whole food approach and focus on adding fruits, vegetables, whole grains, proteins, and good fats. Try adding in some veggies from Spoon and Fork or a fruit smoothie from Freshens.
2. Stock your room with all of the snacks that aren't junk food
Instead of stocking up on lunch-ables, candy bars, and Doritos try some healthier options such as apple slices, carrot sticks, crackers, cheese sticks, cans of soup, and oatmeal packets.
3. Don't let your schedule dictate all your meals
Ideally, you would be hungry when you get up, break for lunch, and sit down to dinner — but sometimes your six-hour clump of classes isn’t conducive to that. So try to plan your meals around your schedule to the best of your ability and stick to it.
4. Don't drink all of your calories
Try cutting out juice or soda, or diluting it with water and ice to slowly taper off your favorite sugary drinks, which can be super tempting if they’re all available on campus. As a replacement, bring your favorite reusable water bottle with you everywhere.
5. Try and sneak protein into every meal to feel fuller longer
No matter what meal you are eating, always to add some protein. Try eggs or yogurt at breakfast, turkey or spinach at lunch, and chicken or beans at dinner. This protein will keep you feeling fuller longer and keep you from making that 11:45 Romos run.
Cook Your Own Meals
Getting tired of eating at the Cafe? Try making a meal or two in your room!
Try GET FIT Options
Campus Recreation has partnered with RMU Dining to create GET FIT options throughout the PNC Colonial Cafe that offers students healthy, complete, and well-balanced meals.
Look for this banner and try one of the GET FIT options today!