This week I am going to give you guys some tips and tricks, to keeping your diet on track while being at college. I thought it would be a good idea to write about this, because one of my worst fears when going off to college this year, was gaining the freshman 15! Now that my freshman year is starting to wind down, I thought it would be a good idea to share some of the ways I have maintained the same weight while being at school.
Stay Balanced – Staying balanced is important. If you constantly deprive yourself of the food you want, you will end up binge eating. Personally, I have been guilty of this before. It has taken some time, but I have learned that as long as I am nourishing my body properly a majority of the time, it is totally okay to have a cookie or two when I want it. Allow yourself to have a sweet tooth, it is natural.
Hydrate – I always carry a water bottle with me. Personally I like to drink around 3 liters of water a day. Three liters is equivalent to 8 cups! Drinking water will allow your body to get rid of toxins and it will also speed up your metabolism.
Stop eating by 8:00 PM – This rule applies for me most nights of the week, not so much on the weekends. I find that when I stop eating at 8:00 PM, I am allowing my body to digest all of the food I ate that day. When I wake up the next morning, usually around 10:00 AM, my body isn’t bloated and I am able to start my day feeling good.
Stay Active – I find that a lot of people use the, “I am too busy” excuse, as a way to avoid the gym. It is normal to have double the amount of school work you ever had in high school, while being at college. However, I try my best to get to the gym 4-5 times a week. Even if my day is jam-packed, I try to get to the gym for atleast 40-45 minutes! If you don’t like the gym, take a walk around campus for an hour. The more active you are, the more calories you will burn and you will also produce more endorphins 🙂
Drink Lower Calorie Drinks – This statement is pretty self-explanatory. If you drink higher calorie drinks or drink things contain more carbs… you might notice a fluctuation in your weight.
I hope you guys enjoyed this weeks post. Sorry it went up so late! These are a few of my tips and tricks….
Till next Tuesday,