How To Avoid The Freshman 15

How To Avoid The Freshman 15

Nutritionist Deborah Orlick Levy, who is also a paid health consultant for Carrington Farms, shares with Access Hollywood Live’s Kit Hoover her tips for avoiding the freshman 15 weight gain. Plus, why do so many freshman gain the weight?

Heading off to college a major life transition for many L first year students it's learning how to balance study tame with social time. Plus there's the added challenge of avoiding the dreaded freshmen 15. I gained 30. Nutritionist health consultant Jones us now with tips on avoiding the good old freshmen weight gain good to see you Deborah. Good to see you. Why do so many freshmen gain the weight. We have all been there you go off to college. On your own for the first time. There is the Independence and you know what, there's food everywhere. They just have to learn portion control. So what are the foods we need to avoid. The foods that you really need to avoid are the late night munchies. Those are hard Deborah. That's really where they get it. Studying late. Or out at party and they come home it's one okay in the morning and somebody suggest let's order a pizza let's go to the diaper. Late night eating is going to get you. It got me. Also don't drink the calories. Striking 2. People forget just how many calories they can consume in liquid form. Stick with water. Club soda or something else non-calorie. Don't gorge on junk food. Make healthier choice. Make healthy choices you have study group. Going to be signature around and studying. Somebody will one in with a bag of chips. Box of cookies. Box of do nut something like that. Be smart and have something ready like a bag of baby carrot or something you can snack on. Avoid the binge money. What are simple healthy eating tips for college students. What do you tell them. Focus on whole grain. Fruits and vegetables and non-fat dairy place the rainbow and what it means is basically try to fill your plate with all the different colors of vegetable and fruit because you get nutrient from all of them. Eat your color. Lets start with the meal what should we do for breakfast. Should we eat and shouldn't we eat. Well, oftentimes during college and going to grab something like this which we have all seen it had it big old big well chem cheese. Offers absolutely no nutrition benefit at all. Simple sugar. You will be hungry again in an hour because!bubecause it's so rapidly digested. What you are really looking for is something along the lines of oatmeal. Oatmeal has protein and fiber. 2 key things that are going to help keep you fuller longer. And then when you add some fresh fruit or you tear open nrax pack from the farms you can sprinkle in fiber and protein and what that will do for you is ill will help keep you full for a good 4 hours. I like it. Get through class. Flax pack. What about for lunch this year nice and crunch this year nice and creamy. This would be an example of the mack and cheese that they would have on the buffet bar. Loaded with high fat cheese. Enormous portion. I believe this welcome back something along the lanes of 4 servings. You add a plain roll to this it's carb overload. Better alternative. Single serve portion of mack and cheese. Rip open the pasta and cheese in the microwave and side it with some salad. Again look at all those colors of the written boy. I like adding the salad. What with for dinner. Okay dinner. Pizza is a favorite. Biggest thing in college. It's always something they grab for. And so if you are going to go with the pizza like this with pepperoni on it or any of the other fixings, you will have high fat cheese. You have a lot of oil and you also have crust that is just again plain crust no fiber whatplain crust no fiber whatsoever. Alternative would be to make your own pizza. Take a whole wheat English muffin. Marinara sauce and mozzarella cheese and add a side salad. You have got fiside salad. You have got fiber. Protein. Calcium and you have pantyed your rainbow. Toaster oven the mom and dad gave. Put to it good use. Snack deb are. End strong. Okay. This is a ice cream from, say, the soft serve dispenser and you know what you can overload the calories and everything else and add the ace cream and you have empty calorie no nutritional value. Or. Or you take a flax pack or if you have it in your dorm room and flax pack and the flax chi a bigger bag. You put that right on top. Add your cherry and berry and everything else and you have got protein, calcium and it's also going to be a snack that satisfies you for longer. All right Deborah thanks so much. Good alternative there