College Weight Gain

College Weight Gain



College Weight Gain: a​ Heavy Burden on​ the​ Minds of​ Teens
The family is​ all abuzz .​
Jun will be home this summer,​ his first summer as​ a​ college man .​
My parents were so excited that they have already forgotten the​ visit they made to​ Jun’s dorm a​ month ago .​
Well,​ that’s the​ way parents are .​
Anyways,​ when Jun opened our front door and stepped into the​ house,​ everyone was on​ him almost immediately.
But amidst all those chatter,​ the​ smiles,​ the​ welcome home remarks,​ there was one comment that rang through the​ whole house .​
It was my niece saying boy,​ have you gotten fat .​
Jun,​ fortunately,​ just brushed it​ off .​
However,​ to​ some people,​ college weight gain cannot be brushed off quite easily .​
Studies have been undertaken which on​ the​ issue of​ gaining weight during college .​
Although,​ the​ truth of​ the​ matter has been confirmed quite a​ number of​ times,​ the​ actual reason behind the​ phenomena is​ not as​ conclusive as​ other people might like .​
It is​ said that the​ first year of​ one’s stay in​ college can easily result to​ a​ 10 or​ even a​ 20-pound increase in​ body weight .​
a​ number of​ reasons have been cited as​ the​ causes of​ getting a​ bigger butt while you’re in​ college .​
Actually,​ some of​ the​ clues that explain this phenomenon are really quite obvious,​ when you look at​ them closely .​
One of​ the​ possible reasons is​ that they might over do this concept of​ being free .​
Some students or​ most students see their first year in​ college as​ their chance to​ be free from their parents .​
Although,​ some might handle this quite well adapting to​ the​ school and his/her peers .​
They loose control and eat and drink whatever they want and whenever they want .​
They don’t concern themselves with their diet .​
Compared to​ when their mom’s were in​ control of​ what they eat,​ these first year college folks drown themselves with sodas and fill their bellies with junk foods .​
The school cafeteria is​ also an​ easy place to​ stuff more fat since the​ food there is​ often times complete .​
With appetizers,​ main course,​ and most especially desserts,​ college folks are more likely to​ overeat there than in​ any other place in​ campus .​
One interesting thing is​ that according to​ recent studies,​ college males are more likely to​ gain considerable weight after the​ first year of​ their stay in​ college than their female counterparts .​
So guys,​ beware .​
If you continue on​ your current lifestyle,​ you might end up four times or​ even six times your body weight before you leave college .​
Another reason that kept getting the​ blame for this college fat phenomenon is​ the​ fact that most college folks live a​ more or​ less sedentary life .​
If eating the​ right food is​ the​ least of​ their concern,​ believe me,​ exercising is​ further off their grid .​
They have homework,​ study groups,​ library work,​ experiments,​ and not to​ mention parties to​ go to,​ events to​ crash,​ and so on​ .​
Speaking of​ parties,​ the​ various gathering you go to​ in​ college serve mostly fat laden finger foods,​ sodas and the​ like .​
Imagine the​ fat you will gain the​ next day .​
In the​ attempt to​ socialize with their peers,​ college freshmen are eating more than enough fills of​ fats,​ salt,​ and other junk .​
Stopping college weight gain is​ a​ conscious effort .​
College folks need to​ get their diet in​ order and need to​ get their butt off their bunks .​
This is​ an​ action that they themselves need to​ initiate .​
Complaining won’t do them any good .​
They need to​ fight this with sheer will power and utter determination .​




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