Dining Hall

AVOID THE GRILL. Every college campus has that one station in the dining hall that’s teeming with greasy burgers, french fries and grilled cheese. While treating yourself occasionally is important, visiting this area too often will leaving you feeling bloated and tired from all the salt and extra fat. Instead opt for the salad bar, a sandwich loaded with veggies or the leaner proteins. My school always had chicken breast on hand to be grilled upon request and some really good vegetarian dishes. Eating healthy on a meal plan is just about seeking the best options and practicing moderation. You can have that slice of pizza you’ve been craving all day, just don’t follow it up with fries and a huge sundae.

Dorm Room

When I lived in freshman housing, I always kept a plastic bin with food for those rainy days when I didn’t feel like walking to the dining hall. I really enjoyed the ability to add variety to my diet outside of the school’s menu.

A few healthy options include:

  • nuts and seeds, but make sure your roommate isn’t allergic first!
  • air popped popcorn
  • rice chips
  • nut butter
  • gluten-free crackers
  • protein bars, LARA bars are my favorite
  • Annie’s Rice Pasta and Cheddar cups
  • canned tuna
  • whole grain cereal, stay away from the sugary stuff!

And if you have a fridge:

  • greek yoghurt
  • fruits like raspberries, strawberries, apples
  • hummus
  • carrot sticks
  • celery
  • grape tomatos

Snacks for Class

Every student comes to a point in there college career where they oversleep or have a crazy schedule and need to bring food to class. Most professors won’t mind so long as you are neat and quiet, though I would ask ahead of time. For a situation like this, you’ll want a small but filling snack that can be eaten quietly.

Here’s a few examples of what I would bring:

  • protein bar with some pre-cut fruit
  • hummus and rice chips
  • fruit salad with nut butter
  • protein shake or a fruit smoothie

And with all of these things remember your water bottle is your best friend. Avoid sugary sodas, energy drinks and coffee as often as you can.

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Healthy Grocery Ideas

Snacks for on-the-go

Save calories at Starbucks


Clean eating snacks
Weight loss

That horrible moment when your roommate who is pregnant and lives on nothing but ramen and mac ‘n cheese and pizza (a LOT of it too) still has no stomach. What the heck genetics? You and I used to be on such good terms…



I wrote this article on my blog, but thought it could be great to share it on Tumblr with all of you. So here it is : a HUGE list of 100% healthy smoothies! I hope it will be useful ;) 

Peanut Butter

this is beautiful

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Why do I only ever pay attention seriously to what I eat when I need to get into shape for something? Like the house party at the convention… I wanna goooooo…..

So I guess it’s healthy eating for me for the next few days. Chicken, veggies, fruit, and yogurt. Milk- possibly one glass a day. Other than that, WATER. LOTS OF IT. Tea is ok too. But no sugar in my tea or coffee… and one cup of coffee a day. 

… wow this already sounds like a pain…

Good thing I’ve been doing squats every other day otherwise this would be impossible.



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Mountain Climbers Combo
3 sets of 15 reps each side

1)Start by getting into a push up position. Your hands should be placed underneath your shoulders. Your head is relaxed, looking at the floor and your body should be kept in a straight line (be careful that your back doesn’t sag or bend in).
2) Place your feet on an object this should have the right height. The height should be so that your body is in one line. 
3) Engage your ab muscles.
4) Raise your left knee towards your chest and then straighten it back out. While your leg remains extended, lift it to the side of your body.
4) This completes one rep. Preform 15 reps of these on one leg then repeat on the other.

This super effective exercise targets the whole body especially the abs and obliques.

Since I recently moved to a town and have sidewalks to run on now, I’ll give this a try! It’s easy enough that I won’t feel like I’m dying. Also, I tend to overdo things… this will hopefully prevent that.