How To: Lose the freshman 15

Lose the freshman 15

It's easy to gain a little extra weight in college but there are ways to defy this weight gain trend. It won't work without will power but you can limit your unhealthy food intake and sneak in some unconventional exercise routines.

Every college student dreads those three little words. Here's how to lose the weight without losing your social life.

You Will Need

* Iron will
* Textbooks
* Moderation
* Alarm clock

While this video is awesome, it didn't go to medical school. Always consult your doctor for actual medical advice.

Step 1: Eat smarter

When it comes to your pizza intake, you're going to have to take drastic action: No pepperoni for breakfast, get veggies on at least one slice a day, and nothing – not even breadsticks – after 2 a.m.

Step 2: Hit the books

Remember the beginning of the semester, when you bought all those big, heavy textbooks? It's time to finally put them to use – doing curls and overhead presses.

Forget lightweight Shakespeare plays – go for some power lifting with Econ and O-Chem.

Step 3: Plan limited meals

That unlimited meal plan you have isn't really a command to eat till you vomit. Try limiting yourself to one entree per meal.

Step 4: Break up

Breaking up with your high-school sweetheart? That's nothing compared to ending your relationship with the dining hall's soft-serve ice cream machine. Be gentle, but firm.

Avoid the cafeteria entirely for a couple weeks after your split. It'll be easier for both of you.

Step 5: Don't do laundry

Doing laundry is, obviously, the very worst thing about college. So put it off. For as long as possible. Carrying that enormous laundry bag to your car – to drive it home for someone else to do – will provide an excellent workout.

Step 6: Get moving

Ditch the video-game console and get a job as the college mascot or streak through the quad. Whatever you do in your free time, keep that bod moving.

Step 7: Dash for class

Every night,

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