Curious how is it possible to eat healthy in a dining hall with all the pizza and dessert staring at you? Here are my top 5 tips for eating healthy in a dining hall.
#1. Know what your options are by walking around and eyeballing each station or looking at menu’s online. If you’re getting bored with the menu, be creative and make your own dish. In the video above I asked the deli counter to make me some turkey lettuce wraps with hummus.
#2. Eat the rainbow. Fill up 1/2 your plate with fresh and colorful veggies!
#3. Don’t drink your calories. Skip the juice and soda for water, tea, soda water or coffee even.
#4. Know what a portion looks like and use a coffee mug to help measure out .5-1 cup serving sizes of grain, cereal and yogurt.
#5. Keep dessert something special. Don’t have it at every meal and decide if it looks worth the calories. Don’t have it just because it is there. If you like a sweet treat after a meal experiment with healthier alternatives like a spoonful of peanut butter, piece of fruit or even yogurt with a little granola for crunch.
Watch the video for additional tips to prevent the Freshman 15 from creeping up on you! Don’t forget to check out my video on how to avoid the Freshman 15 all together!
Amanda @ Sistas of Strength says
I lost a ton of weight when I was a freshman in college (a long time ago!!), but then I gained it back and then some more throughout the rest of the years. I think sometimes it’s easy to avoid the freshman 15 because it’s talked about so often and so many women are deathly afraid of it. Then you get a little more lazy as time goes on (and a little more excited about the frozen yogurt and candy bins) and the pounds start creeping on. haha