I think the freshman 15 rule assumes you've eaten healthily and been active at home. I actually managed to lose weight when I went to school. It was only a handful of pounds, and I sometimes had to be cautious of the dessert bar, but it wasn't hard. I went from a lifestyle of convenience foods to a dorm cafeteria where I could chose exactly what I wanted in addition to walking everywhere.
Plus, knowing my own tendency toward boredom eating, I never kept food in my dorm room. I saved all my eatings for meals in the cafeteria, and kept myself from snacking while studying/hanging out/etc.
- 11/7/2009 11:53:43 AM