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GETWEDNESDAY21's Photo GETWEDNESDAY21 Posts: 30
1/21/08 2:01 P

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My biggest problem as a freshman was sitting in my room studying. I would eat anything and everything in my fridge. Now I'm beginning to learn that when I want a snack, I should have one, just not one that contains 2000 calories. I keep around Jell-o cheesecake snacks that only have 120 calories and are very satisfying. Also, a banana with peanut butter is a very quick, filling, and healthy snack.

 
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1/15/08 11:39 A

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I found that the vending machines spread throughout my campus are a HUGE temptation! Yeah, so I have an apple in my bag, but that bag of chips/candy bar/cookies (whatever is the poison of the day) would taste sooo much better. So instead of "swearing off" junk food I buy a full size package of whatever (it is less expensive than the individual sizes) and I use zipper bags to set aside 7 servings (one for each day)and put up the large bag high where I can't reach it and it is inconveinient to get to (as well as out of sight, if I don't see it I don't think about it as much) I also don't keep change or small bills in my pocket, I rarely carry my cash on me. I also schedule a PE class (it is more expensive than using the free facility on campus, but I'm more committed because it affects my GPA if I don't show up and fail)I found the early morning ones are easier for me to schedule around, plus they keep me from staying up all night studying because I have to get up to go to class. If you can, take your lunch, if not try to select healthy..not always necessarily food, if using sparkpeople has taught me anything, it's that I can have the hamburger, but I should probably cut it in half, and instead of eating fries with it I should get a salad. Food type does matter, but serving size does also, if you want "junk/unhealthy" food, limit how much you eat. I was shocked when I found out that a grande latte at Starbucks was like 400 calories, so I get a non-fat tall late..I still get my treat/craving satisfier, but I choose a better portion of it.

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3/26/07 10:03 A

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i also keep an 100 calorie pack of cheetos in my purse or something and take water to class to fill that hunger pain. I think someone else mentioned don't eat too late. Incorporate fruits AND/OR veggies in your diet...stay away from lots of juices and soda. Stay active even if your not an indoor person buy a workout dvd and do it in your room.

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ROCKYRACCOON91's Photo ROCKYRACCOON91 Posts: 3
3/6/07 8:43 P

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Go shopping and buy some healthy snacks. Besides fruit, I like to snack on Wasa bread with some type of topping, Quaker rice snacks/cakes, Welch's fruit snacks, Jello, and the sugar free pudding.



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3/5/07 5:26 P

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I learned the hard way! BUY GROCERIES!! I still use my meal plan for lunch, usually the salad bar or something like that. But, in all honesty, I didn't start eating healthier until I started buying healthy things that I could snack on. That way, instead of eating a bag of chips and drinking a soda between classes, I've started eating grapes or wheat chrackers and cheese or a granola bar and drinking water. Good luck! emoticon

Edited by: KGRAVES2 at: 3/5/2007 (17:27)
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3/5/07 2:46 P

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Don't drink alot of alcohol and stock up on fresh and healthy snacks. Also, keep a snack in your bag so you can munch on it between snakcs. Thats what I do and it helps.

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2/26/07 11:37 P

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plan your meals! the reason freshmen put on weight, i think, is that there's "no time" to eat healthy. stock up on good all-nighter foods (wendy's salads have gotten me through many a term paper) and batch cook lunches. if you're on a meal plan, make friends with the salad bar!

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2/23/07 2:16 P

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well it will help a lot that you are at least thinking about it. Don't drink every night, especially beer! As good as it is, it's at least 150 calories per drink. Also, try to not to eat past 9:00. And don't eat fast food every night. And exercise. Okay, so I just said a bunch of really obvious things but I gained the freshmen 20(!!!) and it sucks and trust me when I say that it's way easier to not gain the weight than to take it off. I'm a junior now and still haven't lost the weight...but I'm working on it emoticon

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STARGAZER212's Photo STARGAZER212 Posts: 5
2/23/07 1:31 P

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Im a freshman...and i dont want the freshman 15 to happen... how do i stay healthy? emoticon

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