A guide to eating healthy on campus

College campuses are environments that make it very hard to meet all the requirements of a balanced diet. There is junk food everywhere and no parents around to make sure you’re eating your vegetables. If you want to be healthy, you have to take control of your eating habits. Luckily for you, we’re here to help. We start at the beginning (of each day, that is), with guidelines for kick-starting your morning with a healthy and delicious breakfast. In many ways, breakfast really is the most important meal of the day. Our advice doesn’t stop there, though. We also offer a list of tips for eating well. Some of the information we provide may surprise you.

Diets and Weight Loss

Are you looking to shed a few pounds? We get down to the bare facts about dieting. In addition to breaking down some of the most popular fad diets and filling you in on what causes the dreaded and mysterious freshman 15, we offer reliable strategies that truly work when it comes to losing weight and keeping it off. You’ll thank us when you’re the only one on your floor who manages to avoid packing on the pounds during your first semester.

Feel-Good Foods

Foods can do a lot more than give us the energy we need to get through each day. They can also impact how we feel and act. Mood foods are foods containing special chemicals that alter our emotions. We take a closer look at the mood foods that are most valuable to the typical college student’s lifestyle, including information on one common food that can get give you a good buzz.

When Food Becomes a Problem

Thousands of women and an increasing number of men on college campuses across the nation suffer from eating disorders, and hundreds of them die every year. We examine what causes eating disorders - with special attention given to the three most common eating disorders: anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa and binge eating - and we run down the signs to look for if you suspect someone you know may have an eating disorder. We also cover the basics of how to get help.

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