The Freshman 15: What Foods to Eat and Which to Avoid

October 10, 2018, inSIDER

by AFURE ADAH, CSU Communications Student Assistant

The Freshman 15 is something that can affect anyone during their first year of school.  Common reasons students tend to get the “freshman 15” is a decline in physical exercise and unhealthy diet. Below are some tips and tricks to help you manage your diet and avoid putting on that unwanted weight.

AVOID FOODS YOU CAN EAT WITH YOUR HANDS

  • French fries, pizza, burgers, hot wings, onion rings, etc…
  • Okay: raw fruits and vegetables

AVOID FOODS THAT MELT QUICKLY

  • Ice cream, chocolate bars, sorbet, gelato
  • Okay: fat-free fro-yo, popsicles, fruit and juice bars

AVOID SPORTING EVENT FOODS

  • Beer, peanuts, nachos, hot dogs, popcorn
  • Okay: bottled water, popsicles

AVOID VENDING MACHINE FOODS

  • Potato chips, soda, candy bars, cookies
  • Okay: sugar free gum, water, mini pretzels

AVOID FOODS THAT COME IN CRINKLY BAGS

  • Tortilla chips, cheese puffs, snack cakes, potato chips
  • Okay: ready-to-eat salads, cereal, pre cut vegetables, frozen vegetables

AVOID FOODS WITH PHOSPHATES

  • Bacon, hot dogs
  • Okay: none

I hope these tips were helpful to you all. It is an interesting way to look at different foods and in a fun way to make better eating choices. Don’t let the Freshman 15 creep up on you this Spooky Szn!

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