Another year done and dusted. This is what I took away from my second year of studying nutrition.
- There is no one rule fits all when it comes to nutrition and healthy eating.
- There is no one rule fits all when it comes to studying (I study with a whiteboard!).
- If you don’t take care of yourself… You. Will. Burn out.
- Mushrooms are a good source of vitamin D.
- Don’t compare yourself to anyone else.
- To survive, you need to support each other along the way.
- Drinking lots of water actually helps improve concentration.
- Freezing home cooked meals are a must (and packed lunches!).
- Don’t just pay attention to lectures. Pay attention to the media (everyone will ask you about bacon and the latest hype).
- Eating 5 serves of veggies isn’t too hard, it just takes a bit of preparation.
- Loving what you do gets you through the stressful times.
- Only offer your nutrition advice when asked.
- People will judge what you eat (yes, nutrition students eat cake).
- Don’t buy junk food when studying. You will eat it all.
- People respond better to positive health messages than negative ones.
- Whether it’s chemistry, biology or biochemistry… Labs never get easier.
- Public transport is not evil. It’s useful for studying, getting some steps in your day and getting some much needed sleep.
- B12 is one of my favourite B vitamins (yes, I have a favourite).
- Explaining nutrition to people is still my favourite thing (especially volunteering for Nutrition Australia at the Yass Relay for Life, explaining how amazing vegetables are!).
That’s my list! I have loved learning all about nutrition and health. Looking forward to the 4 months of holidays, with lots of relaxing, adventures and blogging planned!
If you study, what would you add to the list? What was your favourite one?
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