Avoiding the Freshman 15 with Lisa Lynn of LynFit

(WTNH) – Ryan talks with Lisa Lynn, a fitness and nutrition expert. Today they focused on how to prevent stress eating, specifically for those in college. Lynn states that the infamous “freshman 15” occurs in more women than men but can also happen to anyone at any point in college, or even in everyday life. Lynn suggests improving breakfast choices by increasing protein consumption and avoiding meals that are high in carbohydrates and sugar. Replacing soda and energy drinks, such as Red Bull, with black coffee can cut out 39 grams of sugar from one’s diet.

Throughout the day, Lynn suggests “eating green” by consuming a high level of fruits and vegetables like green apples or green beans. She also notes that it is important to have a general idea of what a healthy serving size looks like, especially when no scale or measuring utensils are available.

For those on the go, low-sugar snack bars are a great alternative. Weight training, which boosts metabolism and energy, only requires a 15 minute a day commitment. Lynn suggests lifting when studying, especially when feeling stressed.

 

For more information, visit lynfit.com

 

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