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Trying to stay healthy while pursuing your dream occupation as a lawyer is difficult. Student loans remain a burden despite all your hard work and long hours. Here are some tips on how to eat healthy throughout your day while running in and out of the court room with student debt always in the back of your mind.

1) Eat Breakfast. Many regard breakfast as the most important meal of the day. The mornings are a great way to start the day off right and energize your body for a hard day at the office. Most breakfast foods are inexpensive and very filling.

2) Stay Hydrated. Not drinking the recommended amount of water each day can cause serious health consequences. Be sure to stay hydrated in order to keep your metabolism up, improve attention at your desk and remove fatigue in the court room.

3) Bring healthy snacks. Replace candy and processed snacks with nuts and fruits. Snacking is a great way to keep your energy level up without taking a lot of time out of your day. Keeping a snack in your briefcase is always a good idea.

4) Eat Salads. When you go to lunch, stay away from fried foods and go with healthier alternatives. Bring salads from home for lunch to reduce cost and keep a good image while doing so.

5) Get More Snacks. Snacking doesn’t have to be expensive. Done the correct way, it can help you create a well-balanced meal and perfectly conform to your busy lifestyle as a lawyer.

6) One Cheat a Week. Reward yourself with a gluttonous meal from time to time. Fortunately, these meals are usually less expensive than healthy alternatives and are well-deserved after a long case in the court room.

7) Take Vitamins. Supplements can be a very cost-effective way to make sure you are getting all of your nutrients. Making sure that your vitamin profiles are well rounded can help swing your next potential client.

8) Prep Your Meals. Prepping your meals can is a great way to save time and money. Get ahead on weekends to avoid overspending during the week when you have little time after a long day at the office.

9) Don’t Eat Late. This is never a healthy thing to do before you go to bed. Try to pace your meals throughout the day so you wont get hungry at night. You need food to carry you through the day, not through your sleep. Rest is vital to withstanding a long day of paperwork and excessive snacking is not good for your wallet.

10) Avoid Cocktails. We all need a good drink after a successful court showing, but try to keep it to a minimum. Drinks can be hard on the wallet. If you need a drink to relax, learn how to make great cocktails at home to save money.

11) Don’t overwork. Creating stress, skipping meals and not taking care of your body can be detrimental to your health. Be conscious of your well-being to save yourself a lot of money in the long run. It is hard not to work yourself to death as a lawyer, but try as hard as you can.

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