We all dread the freshmen 15. It may be a myth, but it seems more real than a myth to me. My freshmen year all my friends were small. After the end of the first semester, I can honestly say that majority of my friends came home more than 2 or 3 pounds heavier. Some of the weight didn't effect my friends' appearance, however, in some cases, a few of my friends came home looking like a totally new person. In college, it is harder to keep the weight off. I'm a junior at MTSU. Between taking a full schedule of classes,being involved with organizations, having a social life, and keeping my GPA above average, it becomes hard to fit the gym into my schedule at times.
My freshman year was the worst. I went from being a competitive cheerleader and dancer in high school to just being a freshman with classes and a card full of meal plans. The options listed above are really beneficial to help freshman stay on the right track. However, with the craziness and excitement of freshmen years, all these rules go out the window. If more freshmen were prepared in high school for the craziness of college, and on how to keep their weight down and stress levels low, the freshmen 15 would soon become obsolete.