Let’s Get Real:
Real students, Real weight gain, Real solutions and strategies to get Control!
Diane Kress, New York Times bestselling author and world renowned medical nutritionist could be “coming to your school!” this year.
It is during the college years that young women and men may first notice a surge in their weight, which is coined, “The Freshman 15.” It turns out that that the “Freshman 15” is more like the “Freshman 6”, “The Sophomore 4”, “The Junior 3” and “The Senior 2” combined. In over 55% of these cases this gradual increase in weight doesn’t slow down after graduation. The college years are the beginning of a lifetime of weight gain and resultant health problems for millions of students.
Fact: Over forty percent of young adults ages 18 to 25 are considered overweight or obese. Over 63% of adults are classified as overweight or obese. These statistics are staggering as overweight is linked to hypertension, high cholesterol/triglycerides, diabetes, depression, Alzheimer’s disease, breast and colon cancers, anxiety disorder, osteoporosis and many more debilitating diseases.
The weight gain isn’t the only “problem” that college students face. Linked to the weight gain are outward signs, subjective signs, and physical signs that are affecting their performance in the classroom as well as their whole college experience.
Outward signs include: Belly fat, muffin top, back fat,” hidden” abs, love handles
Subjective signs include: Fatigue, inability to focus and concentrate, lack of motivation, depression/anxiety, carb cravings, addictive personality, sleep difficulties/racing thoughts
Physical signs include: the internal physical body begins to progressively change with signs like: weight gain despite efforts to lose weight, irregular periods, acne, low blood pressure (gradually increases), elevated LDL cholesterol, blood sugar aberrations (lower or higher than normal blood sugar), low levels of Vitamin D.
This is where Diane Kress’ visit to your school is so important. She will be touring college campuses across the country and reach as many young adults as possible to give them the tools and strategies to get control of their weight, health, and well being to promote the best education and college experience possible.
More about Diane Kress:
The Metabolism Miracle, DaCapo Lifelong, April, 2009. New York Times Bestseller, Named #1 diet book in the US and UK. (http://t.co/viHg7nN)
The Metabolism Miracle Cookbook, DaCapo Lifelong, December, 2010. (http://t.co/ASkRuXY)
The Diabetes Miracle, DaCapo Lifelong, November, 2011.
Diane is also Johnson & Johnson One Touch’s Diabetes Educator and can be seen on their world-wide Dtime series on diabetes self management (www.youtube.com/onetouch)
If you are interested in learning more about Diane Kress, RD CDE, please visit the following links:
The official website: www.themetabolismmiracle.com
Interactive Website: www.Miracle-Ville.com