As we enter the busy school months, we become more susceptible to poor nutrition choices. Maintaining a healthy lifestyle can be a challenge sometimes especially if the cold weather is keeping you indoors. Here are some ways you can keep eating healthy with a busy school schedule.
Stock your dorm room, apartment, or pack your bags with healthy and quick foods. Be aware of what’s available around your campus, and make it easy for you to make healthy choices. Having the tools you need to succeed is important, try these 6 Fitness Tools You Need to Have in Your School Bag This Year.
Establish a Routine
It’s very easy to skip meals with a hectic class schedule. Plan ahead to develop a workout and nutrition routine that works with your schedule. If you don't have that consistency, falling off the wagon becomes much easier.
Vary Your Meals
While the dining hall might make a tasty beef stew you wouldn’t mind having every day, having plenty of healthy options available is important. It doesn't have to be the typical steamed chicken and broccoli every meal. Try something like our Hawaiian Poke Bowl to keep things fresh yet simple.
Limit Sugary and Caffeinated Beverages
Don’t rely on sugars and caffeinated drinks to keep you awake in class. Scale back on the soda and energy drinks to limit your sugar intake. Look for natural energy boosting foods and drinks. Try green tea, iced lemon water, fruit, or black coffee for natural energy sources.
Don’t be afraid to supplement your diet with things like multi-vitamins or fish oil. A protein shake is a life-saver if you find you don't have enough time for a meal. Supplements are meant to supplement your diet not replace an unhealthy one. Use them to save time, money, and stress.
Don’t Stress Eat
We will tell you now that eating won’t relieve your stress. It has been widely proven that working out or doing some form of physical activity is the best form of stress relief. Getting your blood pumping by lifting weights or running on a treadmill. It is guaranteed to make you feel happier and more accomplished.