I need help with healthier food options.?

I need help with healthier food options.? Topic: I need help with healthier food options.?
September 20, 2019 / By Avital
Question: I live in a dorm at school. I only have a fridge/freezer and a microwave. I would like to start eating healthier foods to avoid gaining the "freshman fifteen". Could ya'll give me a list of healthier food/snack options. :) Thanks!! <3
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Abigil Abigil | 9 days ago
The "freshman fifteen" is actually caused by many factors.. First, alcohol. A lot of little college gals gain weight because they are consuming alcohol a lot more regularly. This would be the first thing you would want to look at to avoid that weight gain. Second, metabolism. Usually women in there late teens and early 20's experience a huge shift in the metabolic rate. You will begin to notice that you can't go have that Taco Bell like you did in high school and not see any consequences. So what happens, is young women go about eating like they did in high school when in college and then BAM!!! it hits them like a damn train. When you age, the way your body stores fat and burns calories changes as we naturally start to support our way to becoming maternal physically. Third, stress. I really don't need to go into this as it is pretty obvious. Anyhow, for healthier foods, I would suggest lean WHITE meats.. (chicken, fish) and small amounts.. (2 to 4 oz). Also, a lot of raw veggies for snacks are a great option. Grab a bag of mini-carrots for on the go! *note - I do see that people are recommending granola bars.. I would highly suggest Kashi. The "Quaker" granola bars are SOOOO processed and have Trans-fat.... yup.. good ole' trans fat.
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Abigil Originally Answered: Favorite choices for healthier options at popular fast food restaurants?
I don't have the same restaurants here in the midwest as you do on the west coast except for Taco Bell. I don't think anything from Taco Bell is healthy, so just let that one be your splurge, LOL :) For other options, I try to get a fresh fruit or yogurt instead of fries or loaded up potatoes. I don't know if those restaurants offer these things but the ones around here do. Just an FYI too- I read in a Yahoo article about how fast food salads usually pack just as many cals as burgers do. Not just the dressing but the cheese, bacon and other additives make them just as bad if not worse for you than a burger. That's what I do though- yogurt and fruit cup if they offer it. I skip the soda as well and have water with lemon. Hope this helps a little and have a great day! :)

Stuart Stuart
Instead of going to the vending machine for a candy bar snack, just make popcorn in your microwave. No stove makes it tempting to eat out all the time. Fast food as bad when consumed on a daily basis. Instead, many foods are microwaveable. Also, a spice rack and some sauces can make a bowl of rice into a different meal every night. Go to the grocery store and have a look around. There are lots of foods that cane be prepared in the microwave or just by boiling water.
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Paris Paris
its tough to eat healthy in college especialy if u have limited money... i suggest drinking lots of water and get as much excersise as u can.. and instead of buying snacks like cookies or chips, try granola bars or yogurt.. cut out fast food and soda completely..
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Lon Lon
Fruits, vegetables, whole grains, dairy, and meats....Stick to the Food Pyramid and you will be OK.
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Lon Originally Answered: What are some food guidelines to eating healthier?
here is the list of foods, separated into 3 categories: - good sources of protein - good sources of carbs - good sources of fat Good Sources Of Protein Chicken (without skin) Turkey (without skin) Lean cuts of beef Lean cuts of pork Lean cuts of lamb Lean cuts of veal Eggs Egg whites Tuna fish Salmon Shrimp Lobster Flounder Sardines Snapper Swordfish Trout Crab Clams Scallops Milk (2% or skim) Cottage cheese (low fat/non fat) Yogurt (low fat/non fat) Tofu Black beans Garbanzo beans (aka chick peas) Kidney beans Lentils Lima beans Navy beans Pinto beans Miso Soybeans Peanuts Almonds Cashews Hazelnuts Pecans Pistachio nuts Natural peanut butter Pumpkin seeds Sunflower seeds Protein powder, protein shakes and protein bars Good Sources Of Carbs Brown Rice 100% whole wheat bread 100% whole wheat bagels 100% whole wheat pita bread Whole wheat/whole grain pasta Sweet potatoes Yams Oatmeal Buckwheat Bulgur Bran cereals Garbanzo beans (aka chick peas) Kidney beans Black beans Lentils Navy beans Pinto beans Lima Beans (Fruits And Vegetables) Apple Orange Plum Banana Grapes Strawberries Peaches Pears Cantaloupe Pineapple Broccoli Brussels sprouts Cabbage Asparagus Spinach Lettuce Romaine lettuce Avocado Cucumber Eggplant Tomato Cauliflower Celery Turnip Bok choy Mushrooms Peppers Green peas Good Sources Of Fat Salmon Mackerel Herring Anchovies Sardines Scallops Halibut Fish oil supplements (I use this brand) Peanuts Almonds Walnuts Cashews Natural peanut butter Olive oil (extra-virgin) Flax seeds Flax seed oil Pumpkin seeds Sunflower seeds

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