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Unformatted text preview: Table of Contents Table of Contents Nutriention By Catelyn Kinsell Top Ten Ways to Beat the Dorm Room Blues By Lorin Atkins Intellectual Health By James Eckhart Spiritual Wellness By Gerald Brewer Stress Management By Stephanie Lyons Physical Wellness By Abdullah Saif Nutriention By Catelyn Kinsell F or the past eighteen years, your parents have had primary control over what and when you eat. Now in school and away from home, an abundance of new and potentially delicious foods await you in buffet form. And how could you forget the plethora of fast food restaurants, delivering into the wee hours of the morning? Needless to say, there are a lot of culinary decisions that you will be making now that you are on your own. While it is important to enjoy your new found freedoms, there are a few tips that you should keep in mind to maintain your overall health. First of all, remember that when there is a seemingly endless amount of food available, it is easy to eat until you are over full. And also, just because you can eat dessert with every meal doesnt mean that you should! Portion control is key try your hardest to keep from going back for seconds and pay close attention to the caloric values posted on items in Brittain and Woodys. The average person should consume between 2000-2200 calories a day (depending on activity levels). Another important thing to avoid is LATE NIGHT JUNK FOOD. Of course it is incredibly tempting, but anything you consume within 2-3 hours of going to sleep is stored as fat. If you need to be up late at night, be sure to eat healthy snacks such as fruits and veggies, yogurt, and proteins, which will also fuel your brain and body much more effectively. MyPyramid.gov offers personalized eating plans, interactive tools to help you plan and assess your food choices, and advice On the other end of the spectrum, it is important to remember to eat enough and at fairly consistent intervals. If you wait until you are starving to eat, you tend to overeat and your blood glucose levels will experience extreme ups and downs. Eating breakfast is another crucial element to maintaining healthy body functions. Studies have shown that people who eat breakfast have a much lower tendency to be overweight or obese, and it also has been shown that eating breakfast increases concentration and higher level brain functioning, which we all need here at Georgia Tech!...
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