Enrolling in college classes for the first time can be a really exciting time. For many first time students, it means you’re moving out to live on your own for the first time. There are a lot of things you prepare yourself for when you get ready for the start of your first semester of college. You stock your pantry with ramen and cereal, you order all of your textbooks, and contact your new roommates. A lot of preparation goes into starting school. But, like with anything in life, there are always a few things you forget to plan for.
Weight loss in college, especially in the first year, is really common. There is definitely some truth behind “the freshman fifteen”. There are a few different factors that contribute to this weight loss, but the most important one is the quality of your diet. You’ve probably spent your entire life living at home, where your parents cooked you balanced meals and made sure you drank enough water. This is something you take for granted until you move out and find yourself living off of Little Caesar five dollar pizza and fruit loops. Eating this sort of thing really starts to take a toll on your body after a few weeks. You can eat junk a few times and not have it affect your weight, but if you substitute all of your real vegetables for veggie straws, you’ll begin to see the effect it has on your body. Read More