Avoid the Freshman 15

Do you think you have what it takes to avoid the inevitable freshman 15? Well here are some tips that just might help you out:

  • Make it a goal to go to the gym 3-5 times a week. We get up and go to class regularly, so why not make working out a part of your routine? Treat it like a class you can’t miss!
  • Keep healthy snacks in your room. If unhealthy food is easily accessible, you’re more likely to munch away on it and pack on those undesired pounds. If you’re in the dinning hall, why not grab a piece of fruit on the way out to snack on later?
  • Avoid drinking excessive amounts of alcohol. It’s just empty calories that you’ll regret later.
  • Keep a water bottle handy! Drinking water will help you differentiate hunger from thirst. Not drinking enough water throughout the day may cause you to mistake thirst for hunger and you might end up eating more than you actually need.
  • Make smart decisions in the cafeteria. Make sure to include lots of fruits and veggies on your plate! Fish and grilled chicken are great sources of protein. Pasta lover? Eat whole grain! Finally, I know we can’t always control that ice cream craving, so treat yourself to a small cone every once in a while, but don’t make it a daily habit!
  • Avoid eating those greasy foods late at night. Your stomach will thank you.
  • Eat 5-6 small meals a day instead of two larger ones. It will keep you at your peak all day long.
  • Don’t skip breakfast. Study shows that those who eat breakfast actually eat less throughout the day than those who don’t.

Want to know some healthy alternatives to the top 10 college dorm foods? Check out this site! Enjoy!



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