Poetry On Odyssey: Avoiding The Freshman 15
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Poetry On Odyssey: Avoiding The Freshman 15

Three simple steps to save 15+ pounds!

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Poetry On Odyssey: Avoiding The Freshman 15
Nicola Kutz

Ah, the infamous Freshman 15 (or if you're like me, the Freshman 50!) Also known as the weight which most college students gain as a result of having the freedom to make their own food choices. With fried food, fatty takeout, and sugary snacks everywhere you look, it can be near impossible not to give in!

However, this can be avoided simply with a few tips I will give in the poetry styling of Shel Silverstein:


With seven calories found in a gram of alcohol,

Those three beers you drank will turn into cholesterol.

You don't have to abstain, just watch your amount,

And when adding up calories, those from alcohol count.

Don't stay up all night before that big test,

Study a little before and then get some rest.

A lot of it please, between seven and eight,

And those little hours will save you much weight.

A tired brain makes each choice go astray,

And eats 570 more calories per day!

You may not like veggies, to be honest I don't,

But if you avoid them, then you body won't

Be happy at all, not at all pleased with you,

You'll end up in bed with a cold or the flu.

To make them less gross, mix them with mashed potatoes

Or pasta sauce filled with plump red tomatoes.

Take my advice and follow these rules,

And you'll have the leanest ever body at school!

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