Everyone knows about the notorious “freshman 15,” or the supposed weight gained by every first-year college student after two semesters.  This is always a fear of freshman, guys and girls alike.  I have good news though: I recently saw a statistic that showed the average college freshman gains anywhere from 3 to 5 pounds after their first year in college, which is not bad compared to a whopping 15 pounds.  First off, I just wanted to clear that myth up, because eating with a nutritious mindset is definitely possible, and the food services offered on campus at OU definitely encourage that.

As a freshman, the main place that I eat my meals is Couch Restaurants (see picture below).  This thing is amazing, simply amazing.  There are restaurants with all sorts of cuisines, from Mexican to Chinese, from café sandwiches to Italian.  And to top it off, there is an all-you-can-eat Chick Fil A (the only one in the world, too!).  There are countless options at Couch Restuarants, and honestly, they all have surpassed my expectations of what a college cafeteria would have to offer.  This is just another aspect of Sooner life where there are many choices to be made, and they are all up to you!

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2 Responses to “On-Campus Dining and the Freshman 15 Myth”

  1. Margaret Maurer on November 1st, 2011 10:12 pm

    Great post! that looks delicious nom nom nom

  2. Benny on April 28th, 2012 6:42 pm

    Lucky people! I wish we had something similar in my day. Cheers!

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