You can blame bad genes, your dorm-mate shrinking your jeans or a whole host of reasons why college made you fat. If you keep whining about your weight and making up excuses for it, however, all you’ll do is change being fat into being fat and cranky. Talk about a party pooper! And we already know the physical reason behind the extra weight. You gain weight when, quite simply, you consume more calories than you burn off. Period. It doesn’t really matter if the 4,000 calories came from a nutrient-packed smoothie or a gooey chocolate cake. Unless you get moving and burn off those 4,000 big ones, you are going to gain weight . So that takes care of the physical reason. Now let’s look at the mental stuff. College is a new, exciting , stressful, and foreign thing. No matter how much fun you may be having, there may still be moments of insecurity, confusion or downright fear. Your old friends may be somewhere else and there’s all these new people hopping
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