21 things I discovered studying nutrition this year

Another year done and dusted. This is what I took away from my second year of studying nutrition.

    1. Nutrition is definitely a science. I had to learn some of this – every dot is a chemical name and every line in the name of an enzyme.biochem
    2. Most nutrition students prefer the straight science subjects (biochemistry or physiology) as opposed to the nutrition subjects .

  1. There is no one rule fits all when it comes to nutrition and healthy eating.
  2. There is no one rule fits all when it comes to studying (I study with a whiteboard!).
  3. If you don’t take care of yourself… You. Will. Burn out.
  4. Mushrooms are a good source of vitamin D. 3 button mushrooms that have been exposed to a few hours of sunlight(1)
  5. Don’t compare yourself to anyone else.
  6. To survive, you need to support each other along the way.
  7. Drinking lots of water actually helps improve concentration.
  8. Freezing home cooked meals are a must (and packed lunches!).
  9. Don’t just pay attention to lectures. Pay attention to the media (everyone will ask you about bacon and the latest hype).
  10. Eating 5 serves of veggies isn’t too hard, it just takes a bit of preparation.
  11. Loving what you do gets you through the stressful times.
  12. Only offer your nutrition advice when asked.
  13. People will judge what you eat (yes, nutrition students eat cake).
  14. Don’t buy junk food when studying. You will eat it all.
  15. People respond better to positive health messages than negative ones.
  16.  Whether it’s chemistry, biology or biochemistry… Labs never get easier.
  17. Public transport is not evil. It’s useful for studying, getting some steps in your day and getting some much needed sleep.
  18. B12 is one of my favourite B vitamins (yes, I have a favourite).VITAMIN B12
  19. 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!).

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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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