|So you’re going to
college? Or perhaps returning for yet another year of cafeteria style
dining? Somewhere betwixt in anxiety and excitement, there is a distinct
whispering, “Please, don’t let the ‘freshman fifteen’ or ‘sophomore
ten’ be anything more than hearsay.” Whether it holds a modicum
of truth is irrelevant. Let us not wait to find out when there is a bit
of preventive maintenance that can be done to avoid the problem entirely.
We’ve put together some pretty basic steps to help you find the
right mix of moderation and enjoyment without having to worry about every
single morsel you pop into your mouth.
To Skip or not to Skip
This is a critical question pertaining to college life since most college
eateries offer only one or two meals a day, depending on what plan
you have. Furthermore, when in the midst of studying, classes, social
life, and squeezing in a few zzz’s it’s near impossible
to schedule in every meal time.
A few of my college girlfriends were under the impression that starving
themselves all day then gorging at one evening meal was a golden plan—ees
not so good. This crash diet ruins the metabolic rate as well as your
much needed concentration abilities. Bottom line here: don’t skip
meals. It may seem like you’re eating less, but it always gets
ya in the (hind) end.