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by Amanda Siviter
Being a college student can be tough, especially when it comes to watching the waistline and staying in your favorite pair of skinny jeans. Fitness experts give their top advice on how to keep your weight in check whether your a student or on a tight work schedule. We’ve got your back.
1. DITCH THE LEGGINGS
According to fitness inspirer and college, Jessie Wallace, wearing any stretchy material for pants leads to nothing, but more room for thunder thighs and a heavier number on the scale. This is due to the lack of reinforcement on your stomach, which keeps you from holding in your gut! It also can make you feel less full, preventing the urge to snack. “Invest in a few pairs of mid-to high waist jeans or pants that will keep you comfortable”, says Wallace. “If you want to lounge in your leggings do it after dinner”, she adds. So, before you think about wearing your yoga pants to class, take this into account. Being comfortable during a long day of classes makes life easier, so find pants that give you the same effect. Being comfortable during a long day of classes makes life easier, so find pants that give you the same effect.
2. SCHEDULE YOUR MEALS
Not only is this a good habit for after college, but eating on a time schedule teaches your body to metabolize food faster and keep your body in rhythm. Fitness influencer and gym owner, Jim White, tells his clients that eating each meal at the same time everyday is easier to remember. This is due to creating healthy routine, so you will never stress about your meal. “Routine is key”, White says. He also explains that it is also crucial to never eat past 7:00 p.m. and never skip breakfast. This is due to creating healthy routine, so you will never stress about your meal. “Routine is key”, White says. He also explains that it is also crucial to never eat past 7:00p.m. and never skip breakfast.
3. SHOP MINDFULLY
Nothing is worse then going to the grocery store on an empty stomach and not knowing what to buy as far as your fitness needs. Patty Adolphie, who is a well-known certified personal trainer, explains that when at the grocery store focus on keeping a high-protein diet that is incorporated with large quantities of vegetables. “Avoid bread, pasta, rice, chocolate, milk, and cheese at all cost”, Adolphie says. She also explains how going to the grocery store on a full stomach with help with grocery shopping more mindfully.
4. DON’T SKIP WORKOUTS
Working out is an essential part of a healthy body and brain. It relieves stress, especially for college students. Fitness Trainer, Savannah Mann, says that this has always been her rule for her clients. “I don’t care what you do for your workout, if you are sweating and not injuring yourself it counts”, Mann says. Being on campus all day can make it tough for students to get a workout in, but going for a 30 minute run can be just as effective as a 30 minute session on the elliptical.
5. SKIP THE BEER GO FOR THE TEQUILA
Not only tequila a better choice health- wise, but there more benefits over beer. Calvin Klein Model, Aryton Hursey, explains that you are more likely to get a lasting buzz off of 2 shots of 2 shots of tequila versus drinking 4 beers. “If I know I have to stay trim for a photoshoot, but want to get tipsy with the gang, ill go straight to the tequila”, Hursey says.