Skip Nav

Why the Freshman 15 Is a Myth

The Freshman 15 Is a Myth — What's the Real Number?

As students settle into their new lives at college, chances are there's plenty of temptation to lead them away from any healthy intentions. That's been the reason why many say students gain the "freshman 15" their first year. But a new study says that's a myth — most students don't gain an extra 15 pounds the first year on campus. So how much weight do college women really gain their first year? Take a guess in our quick quiz!

The Freshman 15 Is a Myth — What's the Real Number?

On average, how many pounds do women gain their first year in college?

Progress  
Source: Thinkstock
Latest

Download our new Selfie app!

Go to App Store
+