Find healthy alternatives to late-night snacking

The start of spring semester always brings attention to health and fitness. The ARC and CRCE are constantly busy, and workout equipment is hard to come by. Whether motivated by New Year’s resolutions to finally shed that freshman 15, or by the threat of spring break bringing beaches and bathing suits, students seem more determined than ever to make healthy choices.

Similarly busy are the bars and restaurants of Champaign. Syllabus week brought lines outside bars stretching down entire blocks. Later in the night, many students venture out to enjoy the late-night treats that Green Street has to offer. Though students may take pleasure in alcohol and find the food to be delicious, they shouldn’t be surprised when additional workouts and healthy meals are slow to show results. These high calorie drinks and snacks, whatever the combination, will add up.

The healthier route

2 MGD 64’s — 128 calories

2 vodka, water, and limes — 256 calories

1 rum and diet — 138 calories

1 Jimmy John’s Turkey Tom Unwich, no mayo — 80 calories

Total — 602 calories

Wine night

2 glasses of red wine — 170 calories

3 vodka cranberries — 510 calories

1 Jimmy John’s Turkey Tom with potato chips — 674 calories

Total — 1,354 calories

The dogs

2 Keystone Lights — 208 calories

2 vodka lemonades — 344 calories

1 gin and tonic — 200 calories

1 Chicago-style hot dog with fries — 574 calories

Total — 1,326 calories

Quesadillas

2 Corona Extras — 296 calories

3 tequila sunrises — 600 calories

1 Qdoba cheese quesadilla with salsa and guacamole — 910 calories

Total — 1,806 calories

Chicken fingers

2 MGDs — 284 calories

3 whiskey and diets — 414 calories

1 three-piece chicken fingers with curly fries and honey mustard — 1,066 calories

Total — 1,766 calories

Cheese, sausage or pepperoni

2 Bud Lights — 220 calories

2 Vodka, Sprite, and grenadines — 610 calories

1 rum and Coke — 369 calories

1 slice of pizza — 300 calories

Total — 1,507 calories

Source: The Daily Plate