How to Avoid the Freshman 15
With the four girls being in a Sorority, they have many responsibilities and are always on the go, so eating healthy is not always their first priority. “Being away at school and having a meal plan makes losing weight hard but having our EatSmart scale definitely helps us maintain a healthy weight by losing a few pounds, when needed.”College students have a very hectic and demanding schedule and keeping themselves healthy is very important in order to:
- keep their grades up
- make their parents not have to worry about a dramatic change in their child’s weight
- feel good both physically and mentally and get the most out of their college experience
- Walk or bike everywhere. If you’re away at college and living on campus, chances are everything is within walking distance. A few extra walking minutes each day really adds up.
- Eat as healthy as you can; choose water over soda and always try to eat balanced meals with fruits, veggies, whole grains and lean proteins.
- Try to avoid late night snacking. When you just need to eat a “ little something” during those late night study sessions, think yogurt with fruit, hummus with carrots instead of calorie dense snack foods like chips and cookies.
- 10 – 20 minutes of exercise is all you need sometimes; push-ups, sit-ups, planks, squats and lunges can all be done right in your dorm room.
- For Parents. When sending “care” packages try to send healthy options - and avoid baked goods. All that sugar is too tempting to have sitting around in your dorm room.