Get rid of Freshman 15 by making wise late night choices

Late night eating causes significant weight gain for college students. Whether you're having a study session or drinking at a frat party, eating out late is common. Typically, late night restaurant menus consist of hamburgers, greasy breakfast foods, and wings. These types of foods will decrease any chances of walking the campus with six pack abs. If you must eat late, choose healthier foods.


A cheeseburger and an order of fries contain a day's worth of fat. For example, a McDonald's Quarter Pounder with Cheese and a small order of French Fries contain a whopping 740 calories including 37 grams of fat. Eating foods with such calorie counts even a couple of nights a week will guarantee you a flabby midsection.

If you must eat out, make wise decisions by choosing from the low-fat menu. Instead of a Quarter Pounder with Cheese and fries, order a grilled snack wrap and a salad. The total calories and grams of fat are reduced significantly. You should Google the nutritional facts of your favorite restaurants to help you make better choices.

The best way to eat healthy late at night is not to eat out. Stock your refrigerator with sandwich meat, fruits, water and other healthy items. Purchase and bake fish or chicken wings before you start your night. A tasty, frozen California Pizza Kitchen BBQ Recipe Chicken only has 9 grams of fat and 290 calories. If you shop wisely, you can have a tasty meal waiting for you when you get home.

Eating out late is not wise especially if you are consuming junk food. Fattening foods combined with alcohol will ensure you keep that tire around your belly. A well-stocked fridge and wise choices will save calories and money.


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