The freshman fifteen…. I was certainly a victim.
If you don't know, according to Wikipedia, the freshman fifteen " is an expression commonly used in the United States and Canada that refers to an amount (somewhat arbitrarily set at 15 pounds, and originally just 10) of weight gained during a student's first year at college," Wikipedia Freshman 15.
If you are dreading this because you just graduated high school or just finished your first year of college, please read my article, 5 Tips to Help You Avoid the Freshman Fifteen, published on College Mate, for their June Monthly Writing Contest. The freshman fifteen is preventable.
Thank you College Mate for your critique, advice, and for giving me this opportunity. I love writing for the Monthly Writing Contest, and I hope to continue to work with you in the future.
For some high school graduates, gaining the freshman-fifteen is one of the scariest things about going to college.
I can honestly say that I knew very little about gaining weight that fast in the first 2-3 months of college, but when it happened, I was 20 pounds heavier and so unhappy with my new freshman body.
I spent so much time hanging out with friends on campus in the Student Union, that I didn’t realize that everything I did revolved around food and dining.
So to avoid gaining the freshman fifteen yourself, here are 5 tips you should follow.
1. Don’t Hang Out in Food Spots
Don’t just sit in the café and the food court every day talking to your friends between classes. More than likely, you will overeat, because there is so much food around.
During my first year of college, I spent most of my time in…
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