|Am I Gaining The Freshman Fifteen?
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Am I Gaining The Freshman Fifteen?
If you have ever found yourself pondering this question, you are not alone.
Millions of freshmen across the nation struggle with weight gain each year
as they adjust to college life, and quite often this weight gain comes as an
unpleasant surprise as they return home and step on the scale at
Thanksgiving or Christmas. So in this time when college weight gain has
become almost as inevitable as term end finals how do you, the college
student, know if you are gaining the freshman fifteen?
1. Have the contents of your diet changed since entering college?
Calorie laden cafeteria food, greasy fast food, and cheesy pizzas often
become staples in the diet of a college student. When you lived at home
chances are that your parents served well-balanced, nutritious meals. Once
arriving at college, however, your diet can skyrocket in extra fat and
calories resulting in weight gain.
2. Have you been eating more since entering college?
Buffet style cafeterias and late night snacks increase the total calories
that you eat each day. When you consider the fact that one pound equals
3,500 calories, and extra 500 calories each day will be an extra pound
gained each week.
3. Has your activity level decreased since entering college?
Hectic class schedules, part time jobs, and social activities often dominate
your days, leaving no time for the gym. You may have played on a sports team
in High School or participated in some other organized activity that now has
no place in your schedule. This decrease in activity will end up showing
around your waistline.
Did you answer yes to one or more of the above questions? If so, then
chances are that you are on your way to gaining the Freshman Fifteen. But
wait! You don't have to follow in the footsteps of the millions of college
freshmen who gain this unwanted weight each year. By making yourself aware
of the causes of this traditional weight gain you have already won half of
To ensure that you don't gain extra weight, take control of your eating
habits by eating nutritional, well-balanced meals and exercise regularly.
For more information on avoiding college weight gain, visit
Diana Keuilian, Certified Personal Trainer, and author of "Avoid The
Freshman Fifteen", has a proven method for avoiding college weight gain.
Visit www.AvoidTheFreshman15.com to learn more. She is also the head
Fitness Trainer for the nationís leading online fitness site
http://www.HitechPersonalFitness.com and board member of
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