The first thing that any student can do is take the simple step of making their own food. This may be difficult if you are living in a dorm, but consider this. If you swap out one meal per day in the dining hall with something quick and easy, like a peanut butter and jelly sandwich, you will be keep yourself away from the “all you can eat” style lines at the dining halls. Making a simple switch like this will not only keep your calorie count down, but you will also save money by reducing your dining plan. The money saved can obviously go towards buying simpler food options, as well as reducing your eventual student loan debt.
College students often go to restaurants off of campus to avoid the dining halls. There is nothing wrong with this, but often times restaurants can have unhealthy options as well. To avoid this trouble when going out to a restaurant, do yourself a favor and simply find a healthier option. Do some research and find a healthy restaurant close to you campus.
It can be difficult at times to keep your diet in line while being a college student, but with a little planning and thought you won’t have anything to worry about.