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How To Stay Healthy at Uni

With Uni just around the corner for many, this seemed like the most appropriate first blog post. I appreciate there are plenty of blog posts preaching what/ what not to do, but this one contains the tips that I swear by that helped to keep me on track.

Uni can seem a very overwhelming time, what with the new responsibilities that come all at once. This is made even worse by not having the comfort of home cooked food (unless your family are willing to send up a cheeky food parcel when they visit #guilty)IMG_6576

Also, what with the renowned alcohol-adoring, kebab-at-three-in-the-morning student lifestyle, a healthy diet can take a major back seat. But with the following tips, healthy eating will be a breeze:

1)  Cook once, eat twice

This simply involves cooking tomorrows lunch at dinner time. There is nothing better than in the middle of the day tucking into last nights tasty, nutritious left-overs (because let’s be real, the temptation of a Tesco £3.00 meal deal can be all too much when you’re hangry). Whatsmore, you can easily adjust them to adhere to your fitness goals e.g bump up the carbs or protein count post-workout.

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Lunch: Quinoa medley

2)  Meal Plan

This is the one I can’t stress enough. It only takes no more than 30 minutes of your time and is so worth it. I meal plan for one week, and I only plan my dinners, because for breakfast I have a few go-to’s such as oats, smoothie bowls, and french toast. I get a lot of my inspiration from Pinterest, (here is a link to my board ).Typically, I meal plan and do the food shop on what I like to call get-sh#t-done Sunday ;). I would highly recommend buying a meal planner, below are a few links to some good ones:

Folk meal planner book – Paperchase (£8)

Raindrops magnetic meal planner – Paperchase (£8)

Busy B meal planner shopping list – Amazon (£9)

These are my main tips on how to keep a balanced diet whilst at uni, of course, there are many more tips, but for me, that is just what the first year of uni is all about; establishing a routine that works best for you personally. I would love to hear what your tips are to stay healthy,

Jazzy B ❤

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