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Tips For Avoiding The Freshman Fifteen

Welcome to Case, my lovely Freshmen collegiettes! I hope you’re all enjoying the nice Cleveland weather. So this here is a list demonstrating the opposite of everything I did my freshman year -I hope you all learn from my mistakes. 

1. Don’t try everything in the dining hall.

Most of the time, the food isn’t worth the all of calories that add up when you’re trying everything. Pick something that sounds the best and the least greasy.


2. Eat smaller portions.

You can never go wrong with a little portion control! Eating smaller portions of everything adds up to a lot less extra calories per day.


3. Don’t eat dessert everyday…

Unless it’s breakfast time, there is always dessert in the dining hall. Ice cream, brownies, cookies, etc. While unlimited dessert sounds amazing, don’t go too crazy! Those desserts add loads of extra sugar and fat to your diet.


4. … But treat yourself every once in a while.

No one says it better than Donna and Tom. 


5. Avoid eating late at night.

When you’re up late studying and you get hungry, it’s always tempting to reach for the cheez-its sitting on your desk. Those late-night snacks easily become a habitual fourth meal, which from personal experience can lead to your clothes feeling a bit tighter.


6. Carry a water bottle.

It is important to stay hydrated during the day, especially since you need energy to keep yourself going through classes. Drinking water boosts your metabolism and also helps reduce the urge to snack on junk food.


7. Move around everyday!

There are lots of ways to keep yourself from becoming a couch potato during the school year. You could join an IM or club sports team, head to Veale with some friends, take a walk or jog around campus, hula hoop, take a class at 1-2-1 Fitness, and much more!

8. Weigh yourself every week. 

Weighing yourself every once in a while helps keep you in check, and if you don’t have a scale yourself, you can use the one in the Veale locker rooms! 

Senior Nutrition Major at CWRU. On the Varsity Swim and Dive Team, and part of Delta Gamma Fraternity.
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