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Freshman 15

The term "Freshman 15" is an expression commonly used in the United States that refers to an amount (somewhat arbitrarily set at 15 pounds, and originally just 10) of weight gained during a student's first year at college. In Australia and New Zealand it is sometimes referred to as First Year Fatties, Fresher Spread, or Fresher Five, the latter referring to a five-kilogram gain.

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I'd say portion control is the biggest thing in trying to avoid Freshman 15. If your school has buffet-style dining halls, it's pretty easy to go overboard. Even if you school is the type where you can buy various predefined meals it's still easy to gain weight since they're usually pretty huge portions. Along with studying and doing extracurricular activities, I'm definitely going to try to fit in some time to workout.

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Don't let the stress of college cause you to over eat!

Contributed by Samantha Kamman

What all freshman need to know about before they hit the college campus, the freshman 15. I experienced the Freshman 15, so beware

Contributed by Adrienne Williams

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