By Jazz Milligan
Since it’s back-to-school season, and the class of 2020 has descended upon campus, that means the fear of the Freshman 15 has returned. This feeling is not restricted to freshmen since anyone is susceptible to gaining weight at any stage in their college career. Based on my experience as a freshman, here are some of my tips to keep the Freshman 15 at bay.
#1Take your Netflix Obsession with you
Instead of slaving away on the treadmill with just music, just watch your favorite show while using the elliptical. Even though it may seem like it could be a distracting. I would recommend turning up the resistance so that you are going slow enough to catch what is going on and pushing your body at the same time.
#2 Throw Money at your Problem
When you are spending money on items, you feel more obligated to use them. Want to walk more? Invest in a Fitbit or any other fitness trackers. Feel like you need to run or lift more weights? Buy some cute workout clothes that you want to show off at the gym. Bottom line, put your money where your mouth is.
#3 Change your Eating Habits
You scream, I scream, we all scream for ice cream— until your waistline screams in pain. Picking healthy snacks is key to keeping weight off. Adding more fruit and vegetables to your diet can keep your waistline small and in check. Just remember moderation with any snacks.