While you are in college, there will be some temptations along the way which will derail you from your goals when it comes to your health. Even though looking good does have its advantages, the point is to get and stay healthy. Not gaining the “freshman 15” pounds that most people seem to get would help you to live longer and just eating healthy is one of the two equations to make it work. And they wonder why and how they got there. It takes dedication and patience to make healthy eating a part of your lifestyle while you are living in the Dorms. The first tip is to avoid the fast food places as much as possible. And that includes vending machines. Most of them have high amounts of sugar and the wrong kind of fat which helped you to gain weight. The vending machines usually have the wrong kinds of foods and drinks to have in your body. Have some fruits and vegetables to fill you up. The second tip is to replace them with something nutritious such as making your own food while at home. Instead of eating out all the time, bring a lunch with you for most of the time. The amount of money you use to go out eating can be used to go grocery shopping of days in advance. The third tip is to eat things in moderation. By eating an excessive amount of the wrong stuff, you will gain weight. You do not need to deprive yourself with some sweet stuff to eat. Replace them with a shake or two and you are good to go on that day. Just make sure to not only rely on them but eat real food such as fresh fruits and vegetables along with some whole grain products. The fourth tip is to read up some books and magazines on how others do it. What is their secret on what food to eat? Are there some articles that you like which will incorporate the healthy foods that you like to eat? By asking yourself these questions, you will know the answer to it. It takes some time to make it a habit. The fifth tip is to have some snacks with you. Some healthy snacks in mind are oatmeal, granola bars and dried fruits. They are portable which works great for people that are on the go. The sixth tip on eating healthy is to always learn about healthy eating no matter where you are in life. By adopting these tips, you will get stronger and save money at the same time. We all could use some help from time to time.