Quick tips for healthy eating habits
- Eat breakfast daily. A well-balanced breakfast is a great start to the day.
- Incorporate variety. Adequate variety will assure that your diet is nutritionally balanced. Be sure to consume foods from each food group (grains, vegetables, dairy, protein) on a daily basis. Visit www.choosemyplate.gov for more information
- Plan meals and snacks around your schedule. There is not an exact time you have to eat, the key is to work around your schedule and avoid extended periods without eating.
- Stay hydrated. Carry a reusable bottle daily and take advantage of the water re-filling stations on campus.
- Limit consumption of sweetened and caffeinated beverages. Soda, juices, sweet tea
and caffeine drinks have excessive amounts of sugar and unnecessary calories. Use
water as your main source of fluids.
- Plan ahead. Pack a lunch and snacks to avoid eating out.
- Handle stress without turning to food. Work off stress at the Campus Recreation Center.
- Slow down when eating. Take at least 20 minutes to eat meals. This allows your brain to trigger that food has been consumed and provide fullness cues.
- Practice intuitive eating: listen to your body, eat when you are hungry and stop when you are full.