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5 Weeks to Fight the Freshman 15

February 02, 2012 By: Category: Freshman 15 No Comments →

Since Spring break is almost upon us, you might be freaking about your freshman 15. Is five weeks enough time to shed your extra college pounds?

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Losing the Freshman 15

January 11, 2011 By: Category: Freshman 15 No Comments →

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:

Lose the freshman 15

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Healthy Dorm Snacks

August 31, 2010 By: Julie Manhan Category: College Tips, Freshman 15 2 Comments →

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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How to Stay Fit in College

April 26, 2010 By: Julie Manhan Category: Campus Life, Freshman 15 No Comments →

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…)

Healthy Snacks for Dorm Rooms

April 19, 2010 By: Category: Best College Tips, Campus Life, Freshman 15 4 Comments →

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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