It is hard to eat healthy when you are studying. Parties, relationships, going out, associations, meetings, and of course the occasional class all keep you from having time to do important things like eat well and take care of yourself. There are some things, however, that you can do to try and at least be kind to your body. Just remember though, there is no quick fix. Being healthy is not something that you just do overnight. It is a lifestyle. Every day you have to find it in yourself to continue on the path that you set out upon. You have to always remind yourself of why you are doing this. If you mess up, don’t be too hard on yourself. Just pick yourself up and dust yourself off. So, whether it involves choosing your ingredients or timing your meals, today you are going to learn some great tips about how to keep yourself healthy even when you are under stress. And remember, although this list is geared towards students, anybody who is busy can benefit from these tricks. So even if you are a businessman or a lawyer and you have very little time to focus on your diet, it’s ok, you’re in the right spot. These are 25 awesome and useful tips to help busy students eat healthier.
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Don't focus on what you shouldn't eat, but rather on what you should eat
Although it goes without saying that you should reduce processed foods, try to focus more on adding fruits, vegetables, and other nutritious elements to your diet.
Stock up on (healthy) snacks
Snacking is good, if you do it right. It’s always better to eat less food more often than just gorge yourself once a day. Make sure you snack healthy though (carrots, nuts, etc)
Make sure to put some protein in all of your meals
Besides being good for you, it keeps you satiated for longer. And yes, this advice applies for vegans as well.
Add vegetables first
If you’re in a buffet or dining hall, always stock up your plate with veggies first. Then go back and add protein, starch, etc.
Fill half your plate with green
If you are cooking at home (but once again this applies at buffets as well), try to fill half of your plate with greens and the other half with protein/starch.