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15 ways to defeat the freshman 15

Health insights expressed from a Texas A&M athlete

Published: Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Updated: Wednesday, July 25, 2012 21:07

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14. Educate yourself 

What exactly is in your fast food? If you can't answer that question or don't know — RUN AWAY! (Literally, run.) Make smart decisions and maybe choose the salad instead of the french fries.

15. Have a consistent routine

This routine, of course, must be one where your body is supplied with healthy foods and hours of exercise. Construct your lifestyle around your food with "healthy lifestyle" aim. This will allow you to plan meals and grocery shopping trips in advance.

Joey Roberts is currently the 800 meter school record holder of Texas A&M's track team. Upon achieving his bachelor of science in civil engineering in May 2012, Joey plans to explore a master's and doctorate's degree in environmental engineering.  As an avid runner, Joey is passionate about his wellness, which sparked developments in his personal attitude, fitness, and diet.

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