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Tip # 3: Avoid Freshman 15 Outside the Dining Hall Stress, irregular schedules, parties and the freedom to eat French fries smothered in cheese sauce whenever you want to—all these are reasons why first-year college students sometimes gain weight. Most don’t actually add 15 pounds, as the name of this. Video Categories: TEEN, Responsibilities, College Transition > Embed Codes.

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More from Expert. More by Expert; Allergies and introducing new. How to avoid the ‘freshman 15’ The Washington Post. Chances are that your friends are also trying to avoid extra pounds, so scheduling workouts around study.

The “Freshman 15” is one of the things incoming students hear about the most. Legend has it that the average student gains fifteen pounds during their first year in college. Urban myth or not, keep these tips in mind to ensure you eat and stay healthy as you adjust to eating on campus. Here are a couple of things to try or consider: Try intermittent fasting: This strategy of eating only within a limited window and eating nothing else at other times Educate yourself: Take a class on basic nutrition principles. Seriously, it’s not like being forced to learn obscure Learn to.

“Food becomes a way to exert control for many Freshmen when they feel little control in many areas of their lives,” Molly Kimball, a registered dietitian and sports nutritionist at the Ochsner. Explain your family rules, such as leaving a party where drug use occurs and not riding in a car with a driver who’s been using drugs. If your teen breaks the rules, consistently enforce consequences. Know your teen’s friends.

If your teen’s friends use drugs, your teen might feel pressure to experiment, too. Avoiding a lecture or fear of punishment is the most basic reason. If your teenager knows they have done something wrong and they want to avoid the consequences, one easy option is to lie.

At times this will be calculated and elaborate, other times it will be instinctual and they’ll make. Preteens and teens can lie to try to avoid getting in trouble, defend a friend they like, or lie because they are too upset to talk about painful experiences, like rejection from peers. One child. Avoid infantilizing your teen.

Teens have an allergic reaction to being babied. She wants to feel you respect the fact that she is no longer your little baby and that she can take care of herself.

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A good attitude can transform ordering your teen to do something into encouraging her to develop responsible habits that will lead to greater independence in the future.

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She has started to worry more and more about the “freshman 15,” the extra weight that many college freshmen gain.

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… how to help my teen avoid the “freshman fifteen”?

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This teen will not learn responsibility, problem-solving skills, self-sufficiency, or develop a range of social support.

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She should just have fun, shop with her friends, ride bikes along the beach, at least until college started.

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Being on their own actually isn’t quite as tough as if they move into college dorms, where a meal plan and a lack of transportation can limit them to the food in the dining halls.

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If you find your teen doesn’t get to homework until late or not at all, set up his after­school day so that he has to get to his assignments early enough.

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She should be happy you’re making friends, staying physically fit, and doing something extracurricular that will look good on your college apps.

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  • Great video man. Just got a new sub here! Freshman 15 is somethin to be very way about lol no one wants to get that but it happens WAY too often �� I enjoyed the video and am excited to see your new material!

  • You are great!! You should do “big sister” style videos about life advice if you feel comfortable with itkinda like your breakup vids!

  • Thanks a bunch for the microwave pasta tip! I brought pasta with me to residence, but realized that I don’t have a pot, so I’ll definitely be using your method!

  • The lowest possible calories you can get in an alcohol beverage is a vodka soda. You’re welcome. Normally under 100 cal. Where as wine is like 300

  • Please make the focusing/staying on your shit video because I start my freshmen year of college in the Fall & I need to start off on a good foot!!!

  • Freshman year was the worst year if my life, man. My depression was crippling and I was so stressed that I actually lost close to15 lbs

  • Oh, I wish I should’ve watched this before. I was a college freshman last year and I gained 16 pounds lol I was underweight before though.
    I already lost 5, but I still need to loose 3 pounds.

  • While I would discourage counting calories, you can trade of snacks and exercising.
    So if you honestly feel you have been active, you’ve like earned the right to snack a little.
    If you can guess you already ate more snacks than you burned extra calories exercizing, and in the past month or so gained weight or lost less than your goal, skip the snacks this month. Or just skip all snacking on odd numbered months. Don’t focus on weigth itself, but on the trend. If you doing fine be happy, if not, let it inspire you to make an effort over a long time, there no rush and yoyo-ing is bad for you.

    Also, a weird tip, if you snack, enjoy it. Don’t feel guilty or stressed and especially don’t absentmindedly eat anything.
    This may help to limit it, that second cookie will not be worth it. A glass of alcohol is like a spoon of mayo, so nurse a drink and don’t chug it. If you’re weird like me, try cola light with just a splash of red wine.

    The important part is not to obsess over it, and think about food as little as possible. Don’t get an eating disorder!

    And indeed the best tips are in this video: a good breakfast, kinda fixed three meals a day, no late eating and lots of water and vegetables. Instead of skipping meals, try smaller portions, half full is full enough. ��

  • I’m so confused. I’m only in eigth grade and I have to push to get my mom to buy me healthy food. How on earth do freshmen have no experience with buying and eating the right food?

  • Are you aware that there is a channel named Takia House posting your videos as well as others to there channel pretending to be you?? Just thought you should know!!!!!!

  • you sounds nuts talking about straining hot pasta water with your hands.. i don’t know, but this does not sound realistic for someone like me.

  • Hey Tori! I know you eat meat again, but I was just wondering if you ever see yourself eating dairy again? Love your videos and you give the best tips! ily

  • Wow, you have so much on your plate! We have a great video called Time Management Solutions and also have a video on Stress Management that might help you better deal with your appetite.

  • I really want to start eating healthy! I bought some stuff that you’ve suggested and it’s life changing! I love your fitness vlogs! ❤️❤️

  • No she is not in college anymore. Yes her points are still valid. If you don’t like her content just move along guys! Remember that youtubers are people too, and comments can hurt her too. She is a nice healthy girl with good intentions!

  • Also, this bullshit about meal timing is a lie. The “study” is self reporting. This entire thing is bullshit and should be taken with a grain of salt. Metabolism does not fucking slow down when you’re tired. It slows down when it is starved of calories and with age.

  • I gained about 6 kg (13lbs) after moving away from family. However I’m glad I did as I was only 36kg (79lbs) and needed the extra weight.

  • Most people gain the freshman 15 not only because of food, but also because of alcohol!!! so ladies and gents u can drink all u want but make sure u work out the day after (working out hungover sucks but u gotta do what u gotta do)

  • I basically had the same routine my freshman year. I had the unrefrigerated almond milk stacked in my room to last weeks lmao. Also my mom sent me a lot of stuff that was dorm-friendly so I didn’t have to go to the grocery store constantly. Kroger was like a mile away and it was AWFUL when it was cold and I didn’t have a car. I don’t know how I lived back then

  • I’m not really sure if I’m just weird or something, but I have lost weight when I’m stressed (I am a High School senior). Like when I have a project for an AP class due or I’m worrying about a test or college or a track meet, I stop eating. I’m not too sure if this happens to everyone, I guess my body is just weird.

  • Alabama native here, and you’re spot on. Everything is deep fried as well. So aggravating when you’re trying to find healthy options.

  • I played an equivalent of three sports a semester in grade school through senior in high school. I was on the national honor society and All-City Choir all of high school. When I got to college I tried out for the volleyball team and got cut. (This was the first team I EVER got cut from but I was TOo short among giants������) but I was invited to train with the team for their practices and be the ball-girl at their games. Believe me I was happy for that!�� In addition, I would run laps around the track. I had to work graveyard shift all throughout college with a full-time classload. My freshman year I gained about fifty pounds. Eventually my wardrobe had EVERY color of sweatpants known to humanity. (I started college at 105lbs 5’4) I’m sure the snack shop right downstairs of the dorms and the ‘Little Caesar’s Pizza’ didn’t help either. Once I got hold of myself, I focused on eating better and lost the weight and the wardrobe eventually.

  • I’ve watched all your vlogs but can’t remember if you have done this or not but can you please make a video about what foods to throw away/stop buying and what to substitute it for, kind of like swapping your pantry and fridge out

  • This is so perfect, I’m in first year of uni and it’s so hard to eat healthy especially when you’re always running late in the mornings

  • Don’t let people get in your head Tori! You’re amazing at what you do, and don’t ever let anyone tell you different. I’ve been a follower for a while now, and I love every single video you do!
    XOXO, Brittany

  • Does this work for a private high school where the students are encouraged to be independent? My older brother compared it to college.
    If anyone read the visual novel Katawa Shoujo, basically it’s Yamaku minus the 24/7 nursing staff.

  • Champagne only 70 calories a glass ���� (and it’s actually usually cheaper than wine to order when you go out) also vodka soda with lime is only about 100 calories those are my two skinny drinks

  • can someone explain why people always expect college students to drink at college?? Most people go to college around the age of 18 and the legal age for drinking is 21….

  • Can we have videos on dealing with parasites such as fleas an lice? Because I know a few people who are dealing with both of these parasites.

  • i dont understand why people make such a big deal about helthy food.I mean its delicious.Strawberries,oranges,tomatoes arent those delicious?

  • Collage Shopping list: Pineapple, Orange juice, Potato, cheese, monster munch, jelly, bacon, Sausage, Super noodles, milk?? AM I NOT NORMAL!!??

  • An “empty calorie” is a casual term used to describe food for which you receive little to no nutritional value. If you have grapes as a snack you get various vitamins and minerals. If drink alcohol you ingest just calories. There are no vitamins or minerals in it. Your body does NOT process all calories the same way.
    An RN
    Also, schooled.

  • Uh, actually, when you eat does have an impact. Its an a body building tool.

    Also, a person who is comatose all day, is not going to have as high a metabolic rate compared to someone who is in the middle of an all day marathon.

  • My university is a private one so idk if they do this at all schools.. but if you live on dorm you don’t have the choice of not paying for the dining hall. You have to pay at least $1475 for it… so I’m gonna have to use it at least a few times or I’m seriously wasting my money.

    I guess I’m just gonna have to live on salads..

  • after my first semester of my freshman year of college i was gaining weight because i would always drink sprite everyday! and also eating junk food. so when i figured out i was gaining i start to exercise and now i havent gained weight and stayed the same!

  • This is such a good video sarah! I met you in NY and you were the sweetest! So glad I have someone to relate to the same age as me! You’re amazing, best of luck this semester!! ❤

  • Im from Tuscaloosa! I’m a senior at UA! Can’t believe you went there also! I had no idea. Can’t imagine not having a car haha! Thanks for the tips! RTR

  • Guys, while diet and lifestyle are important, the main reason you gain weight in college is age+genetics. Everyone who is inclined will start gaining more weight at about this age of 18-20, in college and otherwise. Your metabolism naturally slows down when you leave your teens behind, and it takes more effort to maintain the same figure, even without leaving home or changing your lifestyle. Just sayin’

  • This is exactly how I feel about the gym at my college. I hate going there and I get so uncomfortable bc everyone stares and it’s just so awkward ah I hate it! I really want to work out so I might start going early in the morning when no one is there lol but I’m glad I’m not the only one who feels the same!! Xo

  • yeah i have some weight problems too, i weigh 181lbs. and i’m not happy with it at all i’m misserable so when you guys start making videos again can you do one on “stress eating” of “how to lose weight” thanks!

  • I thought this was a rly helpful video but it seemed like she was having some camera problems like the camera moved and wobbled a few times.. but it was still a great vid!!!

  • Eating at night doesn’t cause weight gain. If you eat the amount of calories your body burns then you won’t gain weight. I eat the majority of my calories close to bed time(which is post workout) and struggle to keeo weight on let alone gain any.

  • i hate going into elevators ever since i was closed in one of the doors actually it hit me and i slammed into a metal cart *that came up to my chest* so it hurt quite a bit

  • Drink green tea, or any tea, while studying. As long as it has no sugar. Determine whether you actually need the tea decaf or not prior to drinking. The sipping of tea while you study can help you resist the urge to snack. If you snack while studying, do it only during your breaks, otherwise you will overeat or nervous eat. This can become a habit as it triggers a reward system. Also, set reasonable rules for yourself such as eating a small dessert after your dinner instead of snacking on oreos all day. Or you know, space out the beer with a glass of water. Haha. Seriously though, it helps.

  • I (and probably others) would really appreciate if you wouldn’t mind rephrasing ‘skinny’ in the title! I appreciate that you covered that skinny isn’t the goal in the video but I feel like the title is misleading into an unhealthy mindset ����‍♀️

  • The legal drink age in Germany being 16-18 and convincing [if your parents would even care] one in this age group to buy you some of the alcohol available in supermarkets isn’t too difficult. By the time anyone gets to college they have developed a permanent relationship with alcohol [or avoiding it]

  • I can’t wait for college! like seriously I don’t know what people worry about! Why should it be stressful! It would be fun, classes that are difficult! You can probably take more than the 6 classes I’m limited to in middle school! Besides why to people do drugs and drink? They are bad for you. Drugs apart from being illegal, are obviously bad, they cause much harm. Obviously if you need prescription drugs prescribed by an actual doctor for actual problems they’re helpful, I know that I have a ton of allergies, ADHD, acid reflux, a lack of the enzymes in your body that help digest sugar, and some other problems, but there is a difference between taking stuff a doctor prescribes so you can focus or not have problems with your stomach, etc. and using illegal and just overall bad drugs. And alcohol, why do people drink in the first place, not only does it stop you from thinking straight, make it so you should not be able to operate vehicles, apparently if you drink excessively you feel bad the next morning, and over time it can cause severe damage to organs like your liver! Also I have never heard of the freshman 15 or whatever, but it seems like it could be solved by more impulse control. Only 4 years of high school and the rest of 8th grade until I can go to collage. If you don’t count all of the AP classes I plan to take in high school. AP (Advanced Placement) classes are college level classes taught in high school. If you pass the class you get a high school credit. If you past the end of course exam you get a collage credit! I know I want to take AP Human Geography next year, there are some other classes I want to take in later years, I don’t know all of the AP classes offered at this high school I really want to go to! Why am I the only one that ever seems exited about school? Seriously!

  • I just don’t get worried. I understand that because of my choices I’ll end up in collage. It’ll be my choice, and my actions in college will be what I think it should be. Just treat collage the same as high school. Work, and pass, don’t go overboard, self moderate.

  • Started college 115 pounds graduated 145 yea the college 30 is real…. 6 months graduated and I’m only 10 pounds down. I realize I’m 24 now and not 19 but still ������

  • I’m a senior in high school and I’ve started working out and (trying to) eat healthier so hopefully I can lose weight before college and not have to worry as much if I gain a few pounds haha. And I think I’ll keep some healthy habits in college, so that’ll help too!

  • Vodka and club soda is the way to go! High in alcohol % and low in calorie. Tonic water actually has a ton of sugar32g almost as much as coke which has 39g. Also if you like beer, you can always have a lite beer which only has like 99 calories in it. And at the end of the day, everything is fine in moderation ��

  • I really need that weight gain… I’m almost 12 and I weigh 65 pounds:( I’m only 4 foot 6 also. Do you have any ways do deal with late blooming and shortness?

  • In my hostel pretty much everyone gained the ‘freshman 15’ but it was 15kg not 15lb. We were given breakfast, lunch and dinner everyday with a dessert option at the end of each meal, which is more than most people ate at home, plus we had drinking nights three times a week so most people ended up gaining 10-15kg (20-30ish lbs-yikes!) I’m about to start my fourth year now-I guess in America you would call it senior year-and I wish I could have seen a video like this 3 years ago! I’ve lost all the weight now thankfully!:)

  • i feel like i was good the first semester, then second semester of freshman year im like 200 pounds and idk how to stop eating lmao

  • I never comment on videos but this one was actually so helpful!! I’m a freshman in college and the freshman 15 is definitely real hahaa

  • Oh wow, I’ve been a subbie for awhile and never realized that we used to go to the same college! I actually stayed at Burke last year too, so now I’m sad that i never got to meet you �� Love your video!!

  • Yeah it’s very overwhelming to go to college and suddenly be hit with all those temptations. Good job on managing some of the excess weight though!

  • you look gorgeous here! i gained around 15 pounds my freshman year….. over a year ago….. and still haven’t lost it lmfao. i didn’t drink all that much alcohol, it was mostly from eating 3 plates of shitty dining hall food every other day and going to the store that was in my dorm and getting ice cream, pop, candy and frozen dinners every night… on top of being lazy af. whenever i wasn’t in class i would be on my ass in my dorm watching impractical jokers and smashing on food. i had problems ��

  • love all of your vlogs!!! do you have any tips on what to eat late at night when people are pulling all nighters for class? I feel like it’s not always healthy to eat late at night but with finals coming up for a lot of college students it would be cool to see some healthy meals/snacks for long days that would keep us energized, instead of unhealthy things a lot of students eat that end up making us not feeling the greatest!

  • I was so busy my freshman year, I actually LOST weight. It was mostly because I had no time to eat so I skipped a lot of meals(which is not healthy by any means) but I also contracted mononucleosis which put me out for a few weeks and it was painful to eat and I had zero energy. But Sarah’s advice is definitely smart. Eat right, eat on a schedule, don’t drink too much.

  • Definitely utilize the college gym, and taking the stairs whenever possible. It takes the same time as the elevator, and you get a little bit of exercize in each day.

  • I live in Wisconsin which is known for their cheese and other dairy products so I understand you Tori. I’m well beyond my first year of college and my college doesn’t have dorms, but when I went to the doctor last week I had a blood test for cholesterol and came out being a little high so my doctor put me on a Mediterranean diet.

  • Apparently Siberian ginseng helps keep cortisol levels down. Though if you’re interested id suggest looking it up to get all the facts. Also, Ginseng gives you energy so treat it like how a normal person treats coffee; don’t take it too late in the day, cuzz you may find it hard to get to sleep.

  • Great video:) thank you so much! What do you think is a good time to stop eating at night?

    For the past week I’ve been making a conscious effort not to eat past 9pm