How To Avoid The Freshman 15 (College Edition)


Most people associate the term “Freshman 15” with college students that gain weight during their first semester attending a college. College freshmen seem to be the most susceptible to gaining weight their first semester (or year) at college, mostly attribute this to a major lifestyle changes.


What Causes The Freshman 15

The causes of the freshman 15 make sense to most people, but others struggle to understand why they gain so much weight during the first year at a college. Here is a list of a few of the causes of the freshman fifteen that should be avoided as much as possible:

  • Lack of exercise
  • Eating late at night
  • Keeping unhealthy snacks on hand (in the dorm room)
  • Eating unhealthy cafeteria food
  • Drinking excessive amounts of alcohol


How To Avoid The Freshman 15

Avoiding the Freshman 15 is very simple, all students have to do is exercise and avoid the causes: Eating unhealthy cafeteria food, drinking excessive amounts of alcohol, eating food late night, and keeping unhealthy snacks in the dorm room. Instead try buying healthy foods at your local grocery store that is nutritional and nourishing.






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