Gained weight in college Anonymous 4962
This is my last semester of college. And even though I told myself I would never fall trap to the "freshman 15" I've gained 50 lbs since freshman year.
I want to get a head start on losing weight before I graduate.
There is a huge rec on campus. So I can basically do anything.
What are some good exercises to lose weight? I'm thinking running, biking, or swimming? But I know weight lifting is probably important too.
I hope I'm not the only one here who got fat in college
You should definitely focus on your diet. Lifting is a great addition to a good diet to lose weight and gain muscle. Fitness alone won’t help, you have to take care of your calories in some way. I personally hate counting calories and intermittent fasting works magic for me, but each body is different, so find something that fits your routine and preferences. Good luck, anon! You can do this!
You're not the only one anon! I was grew 2 pants sizes in college, I started a 7 and went to an 11 all from drinking soda all day everyday and overeating.
I can't really help you much with exercise advice since I really only used WiiFit & Just Dance and youtube videos because I don't like going to the gym. I can help you with some tips to change your diet in general.
>stop drinking your calories and drink water
>read and pay attention to your calorie intake: 1,000 - 1,500 a day is good
>eat smaller portions or on smaller plates, also eat slow and take your time with your food
>do not eat until you are full, eat until you are satisfied
>drink water in place of cravings
>eat dinner earlier: 5PM - 7PM
Also if you decide to eat some junk food for one day, don't beat yourself up over it and promise yourself that you will get back on track once you are done eating it. You can do it anon!!