Eating and Drinking
It is easy when you are busy to rely on fast food but many dishes can be made very cheaply and quickly and are much more nutritious.
Try to make sure that you eat regular meals and limit snacks.
Keep an eye on how much sugar and salt you are eating. Many processed foods contain much higher amounts of sugar and salt than home cooked meals. Check the packaging, ingredients are normally listed in order of quantity - the higher up the list the more of it.
Student Cook is a useful website with lots of information about healthy eating and recipes for easy, cheap and nutritious meals. Cooking meals with friends and flatmates can be sociable and fun but whether cooking alone or with friends please remember you must never leave cooking unnattended.
Eating the right foods can have a positive effect on your moods and wellbeing. The mental health charity MIND have some interesting advice on eating for good mental health on their website.
Follow government guidelines on alcohol consumption and do not regularly exceed recommended units
. Try to ensure that you have at least 2 days a week that are alcohol free.
Drink plenty of water. It is a good idea to carry a small bottle with you in hot weather especially if travelling on the underground.
Limit tea, coffee or soft drinks with caffeine; these may give you a short term lift but too much could make you feel sluggish or unable to sleep.
Further useful information can be found on the drinkaware website.