The Food Struggle Of College Students

Maintaining a healthy diet while in college can sometimes be hard. Harder than finals week! Late night study sessions are followed with late night snacks, and packed schedules leave little time for exercising. All of which lead to weight gain.

Here are some healthy snacks you can enjoy while studying and finishing
your assignments.

Instead of ice cream you can try…

Fat Free Yogurt: Yogurt
comes in a wide variety of flavors, even chocolate and cheesecake, and is a much healthier alternative to ice cream.

Fruit Smoothie: Blend up fruit, milk and nonfat yogurt and enjoy a healthy drink.

Frozen Grapes: Frozen grapes will give you the chill you’re looking for, along with having very few calories and
no fat.


Put down the soda and try…

Water: Water has no calories, and it
provides the hydration your body needs to give you better concentration and memory.

Cranberry Juice: Go for real cranberry juice, not cocktail, for the best nutrition

Skim Milk: Unless you’re lactose intolerant, milk can provide your body with protein, calcium and other vitamins it needs. If you are lactose then Soy Milk is a great alternative.

Orange Juice: A glass of OJ is a great way to boost your vitamin C levels.

Put the candy down and instead pick up…

Raisins: Perfect to keep on hand as they’ll stay fresh for months.

Blueberries: They are full of antioxidants and vitamins that will make your body happy.

Cherries: Easy to eat, along with being delicious, and tasty. They taste like a whole host of candies so you won’t even miss those sugary treats.

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School isn’t easy, studying isn’t easy, but we can still remain healthy. Your grades, along with your brain and waistline, will thank you!

3 thoughts on “The Food Struggle Of College Students

  1. I totally agree with this post! As a college student it becomes so difficult to maintain a healthy diet. Especially when you have as little as a thirty minute break and you only have time to get an unhealthy snack at the vending machine. Then comes stress over difficult courses we are taking and sleepless nights where we continue to eat unhealthy. On a personal note, I realized that I gained weight between my freshman and sophomore year of college. It was more of a wake up call to me and now to continue with a semi healthy diet I bring fruit cups to school so that when I crave a snack in between classes I wont have to purchase a bag of chips and a bottle of soda. Also, I’ve made it apparent to go to the gym at least three days out of the week. College could either make or break you health wise but one thing we must always rememebr is that our health comes FIRST!

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