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The freshman 15: that dreaded weight gain everyone warns you about before going to college. Well, I'm here to tell you the freshman 15 does not discriminate, it's not picky, and it will try to get you at any point in your college career, not just those first two semesters.
However, there is a light at the end of the tunnel. The freshman 15 is completely avoidable. Follow these few steps and it won't even stand a chance.
Step 1: Walk to class. You probably live close to campus, either bike riding or walking distance away, so do yourself a favor and walk or ride your bike to class. Bonus: you're saving the environment and your bank account by not driving.
Step 2: Take the stairs. We all know elevators take longer anyways, so don't be lazy and just take the stairs.
Step 3: Drink water. Water speeds up your metabolism and contains absolutely nothing bad for you. No calories, no fat, no sugar, no carbs. Replace one sugary drink a day with water, or, even better, cut them out all together and not only will you not gain weight, but you might actually lose some weight as well.
Step 4: Don't eat late at night. This is probably the number one cause of students getting fat in college. I know you're going to drink beer and I know you're going to get drunk, and sometimes that leads to the "drunk munchies" but just forget about all the fast food places open late at night. You're already going to do stupid shit when you're drunk so please do one less stupid thing and don't pig out on Whataburger at 3 in the morning.
College can be stressful, don't make it more stressful by getting fat in the process. Attractive people are more likely to get hired than unattractive people, another reason to put these steps to use and stay healthy in college.
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