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freshman 15

Dec 21, 2016

What Are The Facts Behind The Freshman 15?

Spoiler: most people don't really gain 15 pounds.

Sep 22, 2016

Get Fit Without Leaving Your Dorm

Do more squats so you can take more shots.

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Jul 26, 2016

15 Realistic Ways To Avoid The Freshman 15

We all know you're not going to give up beer completely.

Jan 24, 2013

A College Drinking Guide to Help You Avoid the Freshman 15! [Infographic]

Whether you're a freshman in college or a twenty-something out in the real world, we all know that food is just a brush with the calorie world in comparison to alcohol. Alcohol is like the lottery of calories but not in a good way. All those empty calories just fill us up and leave us wishing why we were born the next day.

Aug 16, 2012

How To: Avoid the Freshman 15

Your freshman year is all about excess. Excess drinking, excess partying, excess sex, but it doesn’t have to be about excess weight.

Apr 6, 2012

8 College Things That Zac Efron Isn’t Missing Out On

Zac Efron recently sat down for an interview with Women's Health magazine. (Why he did that, the world may never know). But in the interview, he was asked about his biggest regret. So what did the triple threat say? His biggest regret is not going to college. Aww.

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Nov 2, 2011

The Freshmen 15 Isn’t Real! And Other College Myths Debunked

Despite the many campus tours we were all forced to attend and information sessions at random hotels in your hometown, nothing really does college life justice. Recently the Freshmen 15 fable was debunked and with that I have set on a quest to expose the harsh truths of college life.

Ice Cream Flavors for College Students

Recently Ben & Jerry’s released an ice cream flavor called “Schweddy Balls”, based off a Saturday Night Live sketch. I thought it was hilarious. Parents thought it was awful. A parent group is protesting the flavor because they think it’s vulgar. Well guess what, parent group? If you are going to prevent your kid from eating ice cream because it has a vulgar name, then your kid is totally going to go wild when they go off to college.

Sep 22, 2011

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Feb 7, 2011

Why Can’t I Just Lose Weight?

How many times have you said that? Or has your roommate, or your best friend, or pretty much any female in college for that matter. I know I'm guilty of starting my "Super Healthy Diet And Exercise Regime" only to be thwarted a week later when my pants don't feel any looser and the small shirt I bought (you know, to give me inspiration) still isn't fitting quite right.

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Feb 7, 2011

Body Blog: A Little Bit Goes a Long Way

Have you ever stayed up all night studying for a final? Blood shot eyes, empty coffee cups, pages and pages of notes...you know, the works. Do you remember sitting there wishing you had diligently studied all semester long, gone to class or stayed awake during the Powerpoint presentation? Well, I'm here to let you know that just like studying, the same goes for good health and fitness.

Jan 3, 2011

The Body Blog: Quick and Efficient Exercises

We are busy girls, no doubt. But being busy is never a good excuse for skipping out on a workout. Not only is it BS (you could spend a little less time shopping online, you know), but it’s just not good for you. And you are gonna feel really crappy later when your body turns to mush and you can’t play Rock Band without breaking a sweat.

Oct 18, 2010

We’ve All Been There: Sweat Pant Weight Gain

Somehow you ended up with four 9am classes this semester. WTF? You can barely get up for your kickboxing class at noon on Fridays, and someone expects you to make it to class (ready to learn!?) by 8:50am the rest of the week?

Aug 29, 2010

Intro to Cooking: Low-Cal Spaghetti!

Whether you're just settling in to your dorm or high-five-ing your way through the halls of your sorority house, a new school year is a ripe time for new resolutions.

Aug 12, 2010

Wanna Be Healthy, Fit & Focused? Stock Up On These 13 Foods

It’s the start of the new school year. For some of you this will be your first time away from home and you may be feeling a little nervous about meeting your new roommate and dorm life in general. For others it’s like coming home again, only this time you are moving into your own apartment.

Jul 24, 2010

Faking It Like a Pro

There are some things you shouldn't fake but you do anyway. We've all done it. I did it last night. Heavy breathing, a little writhing, a moan or two, and you're got yourself a straight up 'big O.' Hey I just wanted to get some sleep, I was too damn tired for a marathon sex sesh.

Mar 8, 2010

Is Drinking The New Slimfast?

The first thing you learn in college, before you even step foot in a dorm that smells of Hamburger Helper and Febreeze, it is that your 'Freshman Fifteen' is long awaiting your hips. While biting your fingernails, you try and find a way to prevent it. Is it the large portions of Ramen you've been consuming? The lack of sleep?

Feb 18, 2010

Would You Tell Your BFF That She’s FAT?

A recent survey of 3,000 women revealed that one in five women secretly think her best friend is fat but won't dare share this information with her. The study also suggested that the truth was a big "no no" because 1 in 5 women ended the relationship post dishing the info.

Dec 1, 2009

We’ve All Been There: Navigating The Cafeteria

You’ve finished your three classes for the day, you spent an hour catching up on reading in the library and you sweat through 45 minutes on the elliptical. Now its 6:00 and you’re starving. You know you should shower, but with only 30 minutes until the cafeteria closes, you throw on some dry sweats, grab some hall mates and run down to dinner.

Nov 15, 2009

Welcome Home, Honey!

So that time of year is creeping up on us. The time when we must throw some clothes into duffel, fill the rest of the bag with dirty laundry, kiss our roommate and our bottle of vodka goodbye, and head home for fall break.

Nov 4, 2009

College Myths Debunked: Secrets of the Beer Belly

Alright guys, I’m gonna level with you: I’m a big fan of the brewskies. I like Sam Adams Pumpkin Ale, Sweetwater 420, the occasional stein of Newcastle, and the slightly more frequent funnel full of Bud Light. I particularly like that I can drink copious amounts of beer without the consequences that would come from drinking the same amount of vodka, water & lime.

Oct 19, 2009

Sacred College Knowledge Passed On

College is full of trial and error. And sadly we find ourselves running into a lot more error than we desire. Being stood up by that guy who we thought was really into us rings a bell. As does spending an entire night and next morning (okay and maybe the afternoon too) puking our guts out.

Oct 10, 2009

College Q&A. You Got Questions? We Got The Truth.

College. Sigh. It's unlike any other time in your life. It has its own set of rules, it's own unique circumstances. And it's not always easy to navigate. Enter...me! Every week I'll be tackling your questions about college. From classes to keggers, I'll do my best to respond and be your Pez dispenser of collegiate wisdom.

Sep 9, 2009

College Myths Debunked: The Freshman 15? Not So Much

Ah, the Freshman 15. This popular legend has spawned books on prevention, magazine articles in every Back-to-School issue of any teen magazine, and whispered reminders to your BFF as she’s eyeing that 3rd helping of French toast in the dining hall.

Aug 26, 2009

Just How Hard Is It To Burn Those Extra Calories?

So the fall semester is rolling round again. For you freshies that means the dreaded “Freshman 15." For the rest of us it means the shame of gaining an undisclosed amount of weight even though we are supposed to be “adjusted” and know how to stay healthy while we’re away from home.

Aug 21, 2009

Weekly Wrap Up: Let’s Go Back To School!!

Well, its that time of year again. Time to say goodbye to friends, your tan, and most importantly, those flip flops, as summer is coming to a close. Not sure where it went? Either are we. But it's time to get back into the college groove nonetheless. And well, that’s exactly what this week prepared us (and got us totally excited) for.

Aug 20, 2009

MTV Battles The Freshman 15

When we heard about the casting call for MTV’s reality show Freshman 15, we might have peed our pants a little. What could be more fun than watching freshman battle the bulge on national television (laughter, tears, and more than one beer and nacho binge guaranteed to ensue)? We are suckers for anything MTV, especially when it includes vulnerable freshies and crack-the-whip personal trainers.

Aug 7, 2009

The Weekly Wrap Up: August Is Hard

The week is officially over people, and I have to say that brings a sigh of relief from my end of the computer. I'm not sure what made this week such a doozy, but it's over now and I can start planning my date with icy, fruity alcoholic-filled drinks (watermelon soju = best summer drink ever).

Aug 5, 2009

Freshman Fifteen? Try The Summer Twenty

This summer is my last summer at home. While most of you can relate when I say that I'm ecstatic (believe me, I am), it may not be for the reason everyone expects. Read: living with the parents breathing down my neck. You see, when I go home, I gain weight.

Feb 17, 2009

We’ve All Been There: The Sweat Pant Weight Gain

Somehow you ended up with four 9am classes this semester. WTF? You can barely get up for your kickboxing class...

Feb 9, 2009

Top 5 Alcohol Myths Debunked

For most college students, alcohol plays a big role in our 4 (or 5…whatever) years at our respective learning institutions....

Dec 23, 2008

Freshman Year: Four Myths Debunked

You’ve all heard the stereotypes entering your first year of college, whether it was just this year, or almost four...

Nov 29, 2008

Curb-Stomping the Freshman 15 Into Oblivion: A Tutorial

Max weight loss FAST! Melt away belly fat! Lose 30 pounds in 30 days by eating more and exercising less!...

Nov 23, 2008

Top 5 Things You MUST Do In College Pt. 3: Join A Club Just For Fun

[The following is the third of a five-part series I’m calling “The Top 5 Things You MUST Do In College.”...

Nov 9, 2008

Top 5 Things You MUST Do In College Pt. 1: Befriend a Professor!

[The following is the first of a five-part series I’m calling “The Top 5 Things You MUST Do In College.”...