4. Eat In, Not Out
Not only does eating out cost more than eating in, but often times, eating in is the healthier option as well. Why? Because you control the ingredients and portion sizes. To avoid the so-called Freshman 15 – an observable phenomenon in which most college freshmen gain weight – avoid processed foods, excessive starches, and foods with high sugar or salt content. Instead, stick with fruits, vegetables, and low-fat proteins. You will find that you have more energy and stamina and can avoid putting on extra weight as well. A healthy diet can power you through your college years and give you the fuel you need to maintain a busy schedule. Just remember: eating in doesn’t mean indulging on instant noodles!