Like most college students, healthy eating wasn’t at the top of my list during my undergraduate days: I wanted tasty, filling, and cheap! And like many of my fellow students, my weight shot up: the typical “freshman 15,” and then quite a few more pounds in subsequent years. Had I focused on how to eat healthy in college, I probably could’ve spared myself later battles with the bulge, as well as the fatigue and pain that can come with extra weight.
We now know that obesity is tied to number of long-term health issues, so developing a healthy diet at a young age can mean the difference between good health and vitality, or, well, fatigue and pain as you get older. Even better news: a healthy diet doesn’t have to involve spending extra. If you focus on some healthy staples, and the add good ingredients for some variety, you can eat meals still have meals that are tasty, filling, and cheap… but not necessarily loaded with sugars, unhealthy fats, and bad carbs.
Take a look at the infographic below, and then tell us what you’ve learned about eating well in college… without breaking the budget.
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