Students go off to college to gain knowledge, but most end up gaining weight as well. According to a 2012 study by researchers at Auburn University, 70 percent of students packed on the pounds during their four-year college career. The University of Southern Mississippi alumnus Brandon Nabors can relate to those students. He gained over 100pounds while at college.
“I was eating at least a thousand calories or more per meal,” Nabors said about his college diet. He said he consumed between 3,000 to 4,000 calories a day. The recommended daily caloric intake is 2,000 calories.
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Tanay Hudson is a journalist and licensed psychotherapist who hails from Queens, New York. When she isn't writing for MadameNoire, she is doing psychotherapy in the East Harlem community with at-risk children and families. She's a proud HBCU graduate who received her Bachelors in Sociology from Norfolk State University, her Master of Social Work degree from New York University and her Master of Journalism degree from Hofstra University. She's also an active member of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc.Phi Zeta Zeta chapter where she does community service in the Queens, NY community.
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