I’d like to start this blog by congratulating you all on passing your A-levels and getting into Edge Hill University. You will honestly love it at Edge Hill and it will get to the point where it’s like a home to you (I know I consider it a very special to place to me, even now I’ve graduated).

Anyway onto the topic of this week’s blog: healthy eating. I’ve started dieting recently to help me trim my figure down a bit and reduce the risk that I’ll get weight related issues in the future. It’s always important to have a balanced diet but that can become a challenge when you’re spending most of your time studying (as well as having some fun of course!). By far the best way to¬†ensure you have a balanced diet whilst at university is to cook for yourself, and the majority of student accommodation (on and off campus) is self catered. Which means you can rustle up some healthy, and tasty dishes fairly cheaply (Aldi and Netto in Ormskirk are both reasonably priced for food). However, if you’re a bit of a beginner when it comes to cooking for yourself there’s still time to learn and there’s plenty of student cook books out there with recipes in to try (I’ve also addressed the topic of being a self catered student here)

Some halls on campus though are on a catered package which means the excellent catering staff at EHU will make your meals for you and all you have to do is decide on what you want, where from and pay for it with your uni card (this will be issued to you on welcome sunday when you enrol). The good thing about eating on campus is the on campus eateries like Sages (in the hub) display nutritional information on the dishes they serve and there’s always a veggie option for those vegetarians amongst you.

I hope you’ve found this entry helpful when it comes to having a balanced diet whilst at university and if you have anything you wish to ask me then please do not hesitate to drop me a comment.

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