College life can be really tough and if you are living in a hostel, the struggle is real. Are you tired of eating the same boring chawal-sabji of the hostel? The watery daal does no good to your body and you end up losing kilos of weight and a feeling of weakness always accompanies you. Worry not. Here’s how you can live in a PG or a hostel and still have a bodybuilding diet on a budget:
MEAL 1: BREAKFAST
Avoid the oily stuff like paranthas and aloo-puris. You must also be getting a glass of milk at the hostel. Use this to prepare your own customized and delicious oatmeal. To make it more delicious and nutritious, throw in some slices of your favorite fruits in it. Along with the oats, also make sure to have two boiled eggs.
MEAL 2: SNACK
This is that part of the day when you are busy attending classes and don’t really have time to sit down and eat a lot. You can carry roasted chana, unsalted peanuts and ragi biscuits to munch on while you are on the go.
MEAL 3: LUNCH
In most of the hostels, you get multiple choices to pick for your lunch. Make some wise decisions and go with the healthy food items. First of all, never miss the salad. Choosing a source of carbohydrates is very important. Instead of having rice, go for chappatis. Pick the most nutritious curry and vegetables and don’t forget to pick daal and a bowl of curd.
MEAL 4: EVENING SNACK
We all feel hungry in the evenings. Instead of wasting money on the good for nothing street-side food, go for the healthier options that are mentioned for MEAL 2. You can also have sprouts, bananas or sandwiches.
MEAL 5: DINNER
For dinner, you may find the same options that you got for lunch. The trick is to choose the best and ignore the rest. Add egg whites to your dinner to get that extra punch of proteins.Make sure to eat paneer every once in a while.
MEAL 6: BEFORE BED MEAL
This is very important, especially for the ones staying in the hostel, because we don’t really sleep early. Eat a handful of unsalted roasted peanuts along with 500ml low-fat milk. Both are slow digesting and will provide you nutrients throughout the night.
This meal plan will surely make you fit and you will lead a much healthier hostel life.
By Ankita Ghoshal
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