Adapted from Eat Smart, Move More South Carolina
Rethink your drink
Do you pay attention to what or how much you drink each day? It's easy to grab a high-calorie soda or fruit drink on the go, but all those extra calories can quickly add up. Before picking up that bottle of soda, think about choosing something healthy, like water, low-fat or non-fat milk.
Right size your portions
When it comes to portion sizes, bigger is not always better. Portion sizes have increased greatly over time, which can lead to eating more calories than we really need. Super-sized meals may seem like a good value, but we may pay for it with poor health.
Eat more meals at home
Eating smart at home will not only reduce the amount of fat and calories you eat – it can even save you time and money. Start with your roommates to help with planning, shopping, and preparing meals to make it a true team effort.
Eat more fruits and vegetables
Fruits and vegetables offer important nutrients and can help prevent some diseases. They are also low in calories, and help you keep a healthy weight. Whether fresh, frozen, canned or dried, fruits and vegetables are quick, delicious and convenient. They will help keep you healthy all year round.
Provide the best start
Eating a smart breakfast leads to healthier choices all day long. Fresh fruit or granola bars are great grab and go options.