Summer recruiting season: always a trying time for those among us trying to maintain our weight (to say nothing of those of us trying to diet)! I still stand by my old advice on how to diet during the recruiting season, but I thought we’d refresh the post with a guest post from a good friend of mine, L, still in the trenches (which is to say, still attending recruiting cocktail parties and ritzy lunches). Thank you, L! – Kat. Check out more resources for summer associates, here!
When I was a summer associate (in a year I will not name, but it was pre-economy collapse), I gained twelve pounds in about as many weeks. A quantity of food I had previously called “lunch,” I started calling “an appetizer.”
Now, however, after navigating many more summer programs, I’ve figured out how to strike a good balance between having fun (free food! free drinks! bonding!) and still managing to maintain a healthy lifestyle – and fit back into my fall clothes when the summer program comes to an end.
For many, recruiting events are a chance to eat at amazing restaurants and try delicious food, and I’m not discouraging you from participating in that experience. But if you are concerned about gaining weight, then decide each meal whether the calorie splurge will be worth it. For when it won’t be, here is my advice: