Hello Friends. Welcome to Fit Tuber. I have been living away from my home for over
11 years now. And in these 11 years I have lived in various
hostels and PGs. So, I can very well understand that it is
not easy to maintain a healthy diet there because most of the things are not under your
control. But having experienced it all, I can share
with you my tips and tricks that will surely make your diet in hostel healthier. Healthy eating in a hostel of PG is all about
making the smart choices. Whenever you eat in the hostel mess, generally
there are a few options on the table. You should choose the best option and ignore
the others. For example instead of that oily good for
nothing curry, have dal. Instead of having simple carbohydrates like
white rice, have whole wheat roti which is a complex carbohydrate. Talking about complex carbohydrates, I would
suggest you to buy oats. Now, the best thing about oats is that you
need not cook them separately. Just pouring hot water or milk on them makes
them ready to eat. I am quite sure that you would be getting milk
your breakfast. So you can actually replicate this healthy
breakfast recipe in your hostel itself. Just put hot milk on oats and top it up with
almonds, flaxseeds and banana. This would make a well balanced oatmeal and
it would be a great start for your day. Not only this, you can add oats to hot curries
and dals as well and it would be a great alternative to white rice. One of the major problems faced by the people
living in hostel or PG is that they are unable to fulfill their daily protein intake. Well, a few months back I was living in a
PG. There I requested the PG owner to get me 15
eggs boiled every day and I would pay extra for it. She readily agreed. I would buy eggs and they would charge 3 rupees
for boiling each egg. I used to have 15 eggs in 3 servings (5 in
each). I used to add those eggs into curries and
make them protein rich. Same thing can be done with paneer as well. You can buy fresh or packet paneer. Ask somebody to boil it so that it becomes
softer and then you can add it in curries and make them protein rich. This will boost your daily protein intake
to a great extent. And in some places they even allow you to
keep kettle. Then it becomes easier. Instead of using it to make maggi everytime,
you can use it to boil eggs also. If you are living in a hostel and working
out for muscle gains, I would suggest you to buy whey protein. Whey protein is a safe option and can be consumed
by anybody. Now, when you have lunch or dinner in hostel,
I think they would be providing you with salad. No matter what your fitness goal is, just
hop on that salad everytime. This will give you the essential vitamins
and minerals and will also help in the reduction of fat. Eating healthy fats is not a problem when
you are living in a hostel or PG. Almonds, peanuts, cashews, walnuts, flaxseeds. These are all healthy fat options. Then I have also shown you how to make a healthy
peanut butter at home. Now next time when you go home, just get that
made and it would serve as a great snack option for you Talking about healthy snacks, you should keep
with you almonds, unsalted roasted peanuts, unsalted roasted chickpeas, carrots, cucumber,
fruits, low fat milk, low fat yogurt etc always handy with you. I will tell you another snack option. When I was in hostel, I used to do this. I used to soak a handful of black chana overnight
and this would serve me as a great snack option in the evening. Then I would suggest you to do some form of
exercise. Join a gym, play any sport or go for a run. Because anyway, you are not having the best
of the diets. So burning a few calories will surely help
you stay healthy. Then some tips always apply. Like practice drinking 3 liters of water everyday. But there is a way to drink water as well. Make sure you checkout this video. So avoid junk food because your food already
in hostel is no less than junk food. Then have a good night sleep. I know that this would never happen in a hostel
but it’s my duty to tell you. Because in a hostel we sleep a lot but we
never sleep at night. Then I would suggest you to not indulge in
smoking or drinking. Trust me, there is nothing cool about it. At last, I would again say that it’s all about
making smart choices. And the more you learn about healthy eating,
the smarter you become. 5 years back, I could not implement any of
these ideas because I did not know about them. But now I feel that these tips are doable
in respect of hostel and PG life. So friends! I would suggest you to checkout this playlist
and try to incorporate as much as you can. Also go through the description of this video
as I have added more information regarding this topic. And friends, drop in all your queries and
doubts in the comment section. Even the simplest of things, ask me. I will be most happy to help you. So friends, I hope you found this video helpful. Well, if you did, do give it a thumbs up. And also, please do remember to subscribe
to my channel. My name is Vivek, I thank you so much for
watching.