Preventing the Freshman 15
It's a wonder why freshman gain weight the first semester of college.
Since the invention of college, man (and woman) have done nothing
but wondered at this marvel, and today it still remains a great
mystery. Students can follow a strict diet (like the one below)
and the pounds keep coming.
D I E T I N G U N D E R S T R E S S
This diet is designed to help you cope with
the stress that builds up during the day.
1/2 glass of Orange Juice
1 slice dry whole wheat toast
8 oz. skim milk
4 oz. lean broiled chicken breast
1 c. steamed spinach
1 Oreo cookie
MID-AFTERNOON SNACK (Stress starts to kick in)
Rest of Oreos in package
2 pints Rocky Road ice cream
1 jar hot fudge sauce, cherries, whipped cream
2 loaves garlic bread with cheese
Large cheese pizza with everything
4 cans of bear
3 Snickers bars
LATE NIGHT SNACK
1 large pizza to share
order of buffalo wings and garlic sticks
2 Cokes to keep you going all night
RULES FOR THIS DIET
1. If you eat something and no one sees you eat it, it has no calories.
2. If you drink a diet soda with a candy bar, the calories in the
candy bar are canceled out by the diet soda.
3. When you eat with someone else, calories don't count if you don't
eat more than they do.
4. Food used for medicinal purposes NEVER counts, such as hot chocolate,
brandy, and Sara Lee cheesecake.
5. If you fatten up everyone else around you, then you look thinner.
6. Movie related foods do not have additional calories because they
are part of the entire entertainment package and not part of one's
personal fuel, such as milk duds, buttered popcorn, junior mints,
red hots, and tootsie rolls.
7. Cookie pieces contain no calories. The process of breaking causes
8. Things licked off of knives and spoons have no calories if you
are in the process of preparing something; e.g., peanut butter on
a knife making a sandwich and ice cream on a spoon making a sundae.
9. Foods with the same color have the same calories; e.g., spinach
and pistachio ice cream; mushrooms and white chocolate.
-- Author Unknown
There are some things you should know about eating in college that
will help you battle the freshman "15." At salad bars,
avoid the creamy salad dressings. They ruin the whole effect of
eating salad to save calories. The amount of fat in salad dressing
is sickening. Always eat the low fat dressings if you are going
to have any dressing at all.
You might think that granola cereal is healthy, but it is actually
loaded with fat. However, they do sell low fat granola cereals now.
Even the low fat granola cereals contain a lot of fat. The granola
cereal you find in the college cafeteria dispenser is the high fat
A tuna sandwich, which you may think is healthy, is loaded with
fat. Tuna made in the dining centers is made with a lot of fatty
mayo. However, the tuna sandwiches are healthier than a lot of the
other food they serve in dining centers.
Muffins are oil balls. I used to think muffins were healthy. Most
of us think of them as healthy, but they are really balls of fat
and oil. You can often find places that sell low fat, or even no-fat
muffins, but they are harder to find and they don't taste as good
as the oily ones.