Imagine a sandwich that contains all of this: 2 cheeseburger patties, chicken
fingers, mozzarella sticks, bacon, egg, ketchup, mayo, and is topped off with
perfectly crisp French fries.
Well, my friends, this sandwich is real and perfectly accessible at any time from
the one and only Fat Sandwich Company on State Street.
Ian’s Pizza, Campus Candy, Babcock Ice Cream, and Chipotle, are just a
unhealthy options that are quite popular here on campus at the
University of Wisconsin.
While all of these foods that I’ve mentioned sound
delicious, they are the
direct cause of gaining the infamous “freshman 15.”
I have to admit that I
, and I mean
Coming to Wisconsin from the east coast, I had never even
of cheese curds
When I tried them for the first time I fell in love.
Unfortunately, I knew that these perfectly fried balls of deliciousness were
something that I could be eating every day.
According to WebMD, “A new study shows that nearly one in four freshmen gain
at least 5% of their
, an average of about
, during their first
To give you an idea of how heavy 10 pounds actually is, imagine the weight of an
average house cat!
Now that’s a lot of weight added onto your body in just 4 months!
Lead researcher of the Eating Behaviors study, Sherrie Delinsky from McLean
Hospital in Belmont, Massachusetts says, "College is a critical time for people to
create good or not good eating habits.”
While this may seem frightening to you all, I am here to inform you why this
happens and how to
gain that weight.