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Elly’s tips for a productive year: FUELING YOUR BODY

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As a student, you are pressured to stay on track, take assessments, and study which can lead many students to be pressured for time and pick up bad habits like skipping meals or frequently visiting fast food restaurants. Eating nourishing foods not only fuels your body for the school day, but helps you cope with stress and eliminate an energy crash at the end of the day. 

Incorporating whole foods like fruits, vegetables, and whole grains helps you perform better in the classroom, and is way easier than you may think. I have provided 3 easy tips, that can help you get started. 

  1. Eat a good breakfast.

This could be anything from scrambled eggs with a side of whole grain bread to a banana with a protein bar as an on-the-go breakfast.

  1. Drink lots of water.

An easy way to track that you are drinking a sufficient amount of water is by drinking half your body weight in ounces. For instance if you weigh 120 pounds you should drink at least 60 ounces of water. 

  1. Keep healthy snacks on hand. 

This is important to keeping you energized throughout classes. Some possible snack ideas could include raw vegetables like carrots, cucumbers, and bell peppers with a side dip of hummus, guacamole, or cream cheese. You could even opt for a sweet snack like apples or bananas with a nut butter. 

Healthy eating as a student does not need to be expensive, time consuming, or elaborate. Incorporate your favorite foods that nourish your body, provide you with energy, and get you through the school day. 

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About the Contributor
Elly Molina, Editor in Chief
Elly Molina is a current senior at Carrollton and has been working on the school newspaper for almost four years! Elly loves to write opinion pieces and has overtime created her own column titled “Elly’s Tips for a Productive Year.”