Every parent wants the best for their kid, and eating well is a huge part of that. Eating the right foods will help your college student be more healthy, have more energy, and spend less. This will help them do better on their tests, save more money, and feel happier as a result. But you need the right strategies to make this a reality. Here are some ways to ensure that they eat well in college.

Keto

The average diet today is quite bad for you. It is reliant on a lot of carbs. The worst part is that those carbs often take up empty room, simply leaving you feeling full for a short period without providing any real nutrition. The solution is simple. Talk to your college kid about eating more keto.

You might be wondering what keto is, but the reality is that it is pretty simple. The core concept is eliminating carbs so that you are not burning them for fuel. The body will burn whatever it can access. If you have a lot of carbs in your system, it will go for that. However, if you eat healthy fats, then the body will use those instead.

The result is that you have more energy and it is more sustainable. You can think more clearly and lose weight. Plus, it is not difficult and doesn’t require any special recipes. In fact, it just means eating things like berries, yogurt, nuts, eggs, cheese and poultry. You can still have delicious items every day.

So if you really want to help your college student out, create some great keto dinner ideas and then send them to them. They might just find that some of their favorite snacks have easy keto variations. That way, you can get the health without really giving anything up.

Meal Prep

College students are one busy bunch. They are often running from class to class. In between attending classes, studying for exams, and participating in extracurricular activities, there is little time for anything else. They might just end up eating quick snacks that are not healthy or cheap for them.

However, if they simply take a day, such as Sunday, to prepare their meals for the week, then it could go a long way. They can make healthy and delicious snacks without breaking the bank. They can buy in bulk so the ingredients are less expensive. Plus, they can pack them in convenient containers to ensure they stay fresh all week.

There are a lot of ways to help your students with meal prep. First of all, you might just offer to prepare the meals for them or to send them the ingredients they will need to make the meals. Many grocery stores offer grocery delivery now, so it’s not as far fetched as it may seem. Or perhaps you could help them plan a menu that they will make themselves. You could even send special containers for them to put the meals in so they can ration out the meals for each day of the week.

Apps

There are a lot of apps that help people track their food intake. It can count calories and give nutritional information. It also helps them see what they are eating with a food journal. When they journal like this, they are having to face themselves and understand what they are eating. It means they are more likely to make better choices. Most of the apps also allow you to connect with friends, so as a parent, you can still be a support and a good influence, even if you’re not near your college student.

Social Enforcement

Encourage your student to join a group of some kind. There are all kinds of organizations on campus that promote better health. When your student is talking with like-minded people, they will have more social support. This will increase the chances that they pick up a carrot instead of a chocolate bar.

Eating well is something that everyone should seek to do in order to get the most out of their health. However, when it comes to your college student, it is especially important. Grabbing a candy bar or a bag of chips for lunch is much easier than planning ahead and making a meal is when your student is stressed and really busy. So don’t just watch as your college student’s grades and health decline. Help them out by implementing some of the ideas above.

 

Bio: Brett has a degree in Business Management and has started a couple of small businesses. When he’s not focusing his time on those, he spends time with his wife and two sons. His oldest son has entered the wonderful realm of college, and he now enjoys helping other parents learn what he’s been learning as a new college parent.

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