1. Add vegetables to your meal.I'm not talking about that salad “garnish” my university cafeteria used to give serve. That was almost pointless as it was a little over a tablespoon of lettuce and assorted vegetables, definitely not enough nutrition paired with your meal. If you can buy local vegetables, steam them and take along with you so you can add them to your cafeteria meal. Some veggies you can wash, cut and eat them raw and they make for good snacks, like carrot sticks. Or if your cafeteria serves steamed vegetables, you can add a portion to your meal, as long as they don’t look overcooked.
2. Cut down on Soda & Up your water intake.Everyone has been singing the joys of drinking lot of water, and it’s true, your body needs water because it’s comprised of about 80% of the stuff. Soft drinks (sodas) can make you feel more thirsty, or gassy and have tons of sugar , or artificial sweeteners which can aggravate your skin and cause acne. Plain old water may take some getting used to though, so you can add fruits to your water, drink iced tea, I think even Kool-Aid drink mix isn't too bad to break the soda habit. Eventually you can dilute these with more and more water until you just crave plain water. The best way to maintain the water habit, is to carry your own bottle of water. Some people even mark these bottles so they know just how much they’ve drank in a day. The occasional soda isn’t bad either, but downing more than 1 litre a day can have its effects.
3. Snack wisely.Who doesn't love cheesy snacks and candy! It feels like the perfect pick-me-up after a long day at school. But it’s easy to get carried away with the party-sized bag in front of you while watching YouTube videos,
4. Stock up on fruits.
Fruits are like mother natures candies, they’re full of vitamins, minerals and natural sugars and are just yummy! You can snack on these throughout the day, mix them in your morning yoghurt or cereal even. They’re just wonderful. Some fruits you have to be a bit more mindful of when eating them, especially if they’re tropical, because they can cause you to experience some rather embarrassing symptoms. If you’re from the Caribbean, you definitely know what I'm talking about. For instance, paw paw (or papaya) causes the digestive system to work a bit rapidly and can cause you to be gassy or do the #2 more often. While eating too many guavas can cause constipation… Despite this fruits have many great benefits and help you to feel good and full of energy.