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2. Eat your greens. Most college dining halls have great salad bars. Be sure to include a big salad with every meal to help fill you up and provide your body with the nutrients it needs.
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3. Do not skip meals. Skipping meals will just make you hungrier later, which can easily lead to bad food choices and overeating. Keep a bag of almonds, a Larabar or something nutritious with you at all times in case the hunger bug hits you.
4. Do not fall into the “everybody is doing it” trap. Just because ‘everybody’ is eating out every meal or grabbing late-night fast food doesn’t make it any less unhealthy. Indulge on occasion, but not every single time. You can go to the fast food joint with your friends, but that doesn’t mean you are compelled to eat the burger and fries. Make smart choices. Your body will thank you.
5. Carry a water bottle with you, and drink up! Not only will proper hydration keep you hydrated let your body function optimally, but also, it will help tame your hunger and reduce the likelihood of junk food cravings.
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Carolyn McMahon is Health and Fitness Writer for College Lifestyles ™ and a Kinesiology student at the University of Southern California. She is an ISSA Certified Personal Fitness Trainer and writer for her blog, This Fit Chick.