Healthy Eating and Body Image
Every BODY is different, but one thing we all need is proper nutrition. Nutritional wellness is nourishing our bodies with a variety of different foods that provide us with the proper amounts of nutrients to influence our overall health.
What we put into our bodies matter. Developing a healthy relationship with food and your body is an excellent way to achieving overall wellness. It not about the number of calories you eat, but WHAT you eat. As a college student, often times it is more difficult to maintain a healthy, consistent diet. It is crucial to eat healthy when away to college. Remember, healthy eating gives the brain and the body the vitamins and minerals needed to stay well.
Be skeptical of:
- Fad Diets
- Weight loss supplements
- Diet plans that restrict an entire food group (e.g., no carb diet)
Disordered eating comes in all forms:
- Eating too much
- Eating too little
- Binging and purging
- Excessive exercise
If you know someone who may have disordered eating patterns, there are plenty of resources to help! To learn more, explore these resources: