Health Tip: Avoid Weight Gain at College10/23/13
(HealthDay News) -- It's common for college students to pack on
a few pounds while they're away at school.
The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics offers these suggestions
to help prevent weight gain while you're at college:
- Never skip meals. Be especially sure to start the day with a
healthy breakfast to kick start your metabolism.
- Make healthy food choices, and pay attention to portion
- Choose high-fiber foods (such as fruits and veggies, beans and
whole grains) to help you feel more full for longer periods.
- Include a lean protein in each meal. Good choices include lean
turkey, chicken, pork, fish or beef; beans, nut butters and
- Eat healthier fats from nuts, seeds, avocados and canola or
olive oils. Avoid desserts and fried foods.
- Drink water, fat-free or low-fat milk, unsweetened coffee or
tea. Avoid sugary drinks, and limit alcohol to one drink per
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