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Why Students Eat And Prefer Junk Food

Why Students Eat And Prefer Junk Food

One of the many problems that students face while living away from home is their unhealthy diets they live on.  Many students find it annoying or find it too expensive to eat a healthy meal and therefore resort to fast food and junk food because it is cheap and easy to get and clean up after.

Many students don't have the normal schedule as they used to have while they were in grade school.  They don't have a time mandated to them for when they can eat breakfast and lunch and don't get out of school by 3 so they can eat dinner at home.  In fact most college students have very ugly schedules depending on what classes they are taking this semester or quarter.  Some classes begin at 8 in the morning and others start at 7 in the afternoon and end at 9 at night.

Because of these time slots are all over the place a college student can not always find the time available when they usually eat their meals. For many students they have a problem of just trying to get the classes they need to take for that quarter or semester so they try to take the classes for the time slot they have free to the best of their convenience but that can conflict with the time when a student usually eats their meals interfering with their diet.

Students who are used to eating at around noon seem to have trouble accomplishing this simple task because they might have a class during that time period or they just finished one class and are heading to their next one.  Feeling hungry a student might end up buying a quick bite to eat at a vending machine or from a fast food vendor during their small interval break.  Grabbing fast food once in a while isn't all that bad but many students now resort to this method of getting food into their system because of the simplicity and quickness.

Because of the excess of junk food and fast food entering their system a student's diet becomes more and more unhealthy the more they rely of fast food and junk food to curve their hunger.  Not only is it bad for your body it doesn't contain the necessary ingredients that a person may need to properly function. 

Supplements are one way to fill in the gaps but they are an unhealthy way to maintain one's diet.  And they are also pretty expensive.  It may be cheap if you look at it long term, but you still need to pay it all at once.  Paying fifty or sixty dollars for a bottle of supplements may seem a lot of money to many students who have to support themselves.

Also many students fall victim into the trend of relying on fast food and junk food because of the plain fact that they cannot cook for themselves.  Which isn't all that surprising because for the first eighteen years of their lives most students have had someone else supply the meals for them and it was up to that person for what kind of food entered their bodies.

One of the ways to counter this problem is probably learn to cook and appreciate a good and healthy meal but that requires time and money to learn such a method.