Archive for the ‘Freshman 15’
There are a myriad articles adverting advice on how to avoid the freshman 15, but rarely have I seen information to help you tackle the weight once you’ve put it on. Those pesky pounds caused by stress, long nights without adequate sleep, alcohol, and nervous eating can sneak up on you, but how can you shed them? Here are a few tips to help you lose the freshman 15 before you gain the sophomore 20:
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Let’s face it, being in college does not always lend itself to healthy eating habits. Late night study sessions, short breaks between classes and a million other things that eat up your time during the day can lead to missed meals and quick snacking on junk food. Add in the study breaks that often include those less than healthy dorm snacks and you can see why it’s so easy to put on the “Freshman 15″.
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You’ve probably heard the phrase “Freshman 15″. You may have even had friends come back from college heavier than when they left home, but weight gain doesn’t have to be a part of your college experience. It’s all about balance. (more…)
If you don’t stock up on snacks, you’re going to be eating the guy across the hall’s peanut butter out of a jar with your finger at 2 AM. I’ve been there and it’s a bad scene. Attempts to save money or prevent the ‘freshman 15′ by not buying healthy snacks for dorm rooms most always backfire. The truth is that you are going to get hungry, and you need to eat. If you don’t surround yourself with healthy choices, you will be forced to make unhealthy ones in the middle of writing your term paper–just the time when you need a proper source of energy.
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As the spring semester kicks off, you might be feeling like it’s time to shed the extra pounds you gained during your first semester of college. Fighting the Freshman 15 can seem overwhelming, but don’t get discouraged. Small changes can make a big difference and you can start your battle by avoiding, or at least limiting, these five Freshman 15 causing foods.
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As a sophomore, I am sad to report that the battle against the freshman 15 does not end after the first year of college. I still find myself tempted by the option of eating ice cream for breakfast, lunch and dinner, finding time to go to the gym can seem impossible when my to-do list is filled with reading assignments and problem sets, and it’s just too easy to take comfort in a bag of potato chips at 2 a.m. But after a year in college, my friends and I have learned a thing or two about staying healthy and preventing weight gain.
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