1) I'm not hungry when I wake up first thing in the morning, ergo I am missing out breakfast, the most important meal of the day.
2) There is very little that I can eat in the uni cafeteria, ergo I am eating fatty fried food for lunch
3) On days when I have work straight after uni, my dinner hour gets all messed up, ergo I am eating crap or eating late.
Let's tackle #1 first... I wish I could drink an "Up & Go" or similar fibre-packed breakfast smoothie. At last check, they hadn't brought out any soy-based versions that were dairy free. I'm willing to do an experiment here though... using a blender at that time of the morning would probably get me shot but I can attempt to make a soy version of a breakfast shake the night before and see if that is easier to digest before catching the train.
#2... Convenient, chuck-straight-in-the-bag, minimal prep meals. Tuna and crackers, fruit and sandwiches if I'm feeling particularly bountiful on time. Little packets of rice crackers or healthier style chips. When I ran my own house I used to deliberately cook so there would be left-overs; doing some cooking on the weekend could allow for food to reheat during the week, even in
#3, the evenings. This one requires a little more thought and effort, on the other hand it's only once or twice a week that it's an issue. I drive to uni on the days that I have work afterwards. What's to stop me dropping a meal into the work fridge on the way?
I think the key to getting my healthy eating back on track and feeling energetic lies with methodically planning - the same way I'm tackling my school work. Any ideas on how I can make this work even better? Recipes and advice most welcome in the comments.