Weight Gain in College Students




Terry Ochoa, Registered Dietitian with Baptist Health South Florida, explains there are some reasons why students gain weight. Some of them are lack of sleep, as a consequence of them having time management issues; college life, which means having classes in different hours through the week; and not eating as well, among others.

“We also have them picking comfort foods, because they are anxious or stressed,” she says and points out alcohol and high sugar drinks are also reasons.

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