College years... Are we set up to fail?

There is no denying

this period of our lives doesn’t exactly cultivate the perfect environment for making healthy choices. Amongst newfound freedom and countless parties… mixed with a lack of sleep, exercise or healthy food options, we accept weight gain and unhealthy habits as part of


never questioning the effect our current habits have on our future selves that goes beyond what the scale shows.

Let’s face it, prior to even receiving our acceptance letters, we’re subject to what’s sadly become the societal-norm of our inevitable fate; the “freshman fifteen,” which has not only become socially

accepted, but expected.

As a freshman, I experienced declining health first-hand, gaining over 30lbs by my junior year. I opened my eyes then, and took my fate into my own hands.

I was sick of making quick, mindless choices