OB/GYN Dr. Lisa Masterson's son Daniel, a college freshman, joins The Doctors over the phone and says that while some of his fellow students partake in unhealthy, late-night eating, he has been trying to stay healthy while at school.
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Overcoming the "Freshman 15" Deborah Norville: But I think you know -- I think again if you’ve raised your kid right they’re going to make the right choices. My son never played rugby in his life. He has signed up for Club Rugby. They have practices two hours a day. Dr. Jim Sears: Well, that’s good exercise. Deborah Norville: And you know he gets up in the morning and he goes to the gym. So I think the habits that he developed in high school, I think frankly kids today, your son is going to be way better at it than probably you are because I suspect he was much more disciplined in high school. Dr. Lisa Masterson: Oh, he is much more disciplined than I am. He actually is an expert karate guy. He’s like a double black belt so he’s very much into health and fitness in his body. Dr. Travis Stork: Well, let’s find out Lisa because it has been--I'm the youngest one up here and it has been 20 years since I went to college so we decided to get Daniel on the phone, Lisa’s son. So Daniel, hey there buddy. Daniel: Hi, how is it going? Dr. Travis Stork: Good morning. Daniel: Good morning. Dr. Travis Stork: First of all, why weren’t you in class, Daniel? Daniel: I don’t have my first class until just about 10:00. Dr. Travis Stork: Okay, that’s nice. I just want to make sure you won’t skip in class to join us. Dr. Jim Sears: I’ll write a doctor’s note if you need one. Dr. Lisa Masterson: And this is your mom, I haven’t talked to him because he always text. I love you, baby. Daniel: I love you too, mom. Deborah Norville: Okay so Daniel, we’re all wondering are you being healthy. Are you exercising? Have you gone crazy with the pizza parties? I'm sure you won’t admit now that you’ve maybe had a beer or something but you have had any high calorie beverages that might be allowing you to put on weight now. Dr. Lisa Masterson: That’s a trick question. Daniel: Well, I have been trying to stay healthy. There has been a big increase in soda intake so that might be helping me to put on a little bit of weight but I'm trying to get to the gym and whatnot and people are helping me to try and get down with meal. Dr. Drew Ordon: But the question Daniel, how about the other students there around you? Do you see them binging in the late night pizza. Daniel: Oh, yeah definitely, the Freshman 15 isn’t perfect. Dr. Lisa Masterson: Well you know Daniel has meal example and there is a lot of candy. He’s kind of positive in immune system to all the bad stuff. Dr. Drew Ordon: Yeah, but he has your dream come true. Daniel is never going to be fat. He’s like you. Dr. Lisa Masterson: I wanted to know Daniel, what kind of snacks is your mom sending you and the care packages that’s why we call you out right here. Daniel: Pretty, pretty good snacks actually, I’ve got some nuts and dried fruits. Dr. Lisa Masterson: See nuts and dried fruits. Dr. Travis Stork: Good mom. I'm glad that you have good health average, good eating habits because you actually had been a good influence on your mom. He was the one making you throw all the candy out. Dr. Lisa Masterson: Absolutely, he has been a fantastic influence on me, its health and exercise and actually a number of things. We actually learn a lot from our kids. Well, go to class and eat your veggies and I love you. Daniel: I love you too mom. Dr. Drew Ordon: See you Daniel.

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