No veggies = sleepy student?
April 9, 2010 2:28 PM Subscribe
Help me help my roommate not be so tired all the time/ eat healthier.
posted by Iggley to Health & Fitness (27 answers total) 4 users marked this as a favorite
I'd like to help my roommate figure out why she's been so tired lately. IANAD so I can't tell for sure if this is a nutrition problem, but the girl eats little to no fruits and vegetables. She also insists "There's no point going to the doctor until I start eating better (in case that's the problem)." So I guess my questions are:
* Does this sound like a nutrition problem?
* What foods would help boost her energy?
* How can I help?
This is her first year as a grad student, though this problem has existed off and on for a few years. Lately she comes home from work/school and just collapses and doesn't want to do anything. She also says that at these times her balance is off. She had her blood tested last week and the nurse (at school) told her she's not anemic. She thinks it's all in her head because if she has something fun planned for the evening, she doesn't get tired. Her diet consists mostly of cereal, pizza, mac and cheese, potatoes and gravy, tuna fish, frozen chicken nuggets (read: quick and easy). In high school she got a lot of exercise running cross country but quit when she got to college.
She says she doesn't have the time to cook. I suspect it's more likely that the prospect is intimidating. I cook for her sometimes, but it can get expensive since I'm a college student too.
Any advice? Does this sound like a nutrition problem to you? Stress? What can I do to help her without being super pushy/ blowing my budget or hers?