I did a search for this topic and did not find as many hints/tips as I would have thought.
Now, if you are one of those people that loose weight when under stress, believe me, we don't want to hear it. I have a slim friend that always complains of loosing weight when she is stressed out, :angryfire.
Anyway, I am worried about gaining weight in nursing school
. When I was taking the pre-reqs I was only going part time and I only gained a few pounds, but nursing classes are pretty much full time, and then with all the homework/studying I will be sitting alot, without time to excercise (I know me, I will put school work first - not exercise). Also, I find myself munching alot while studying, it helps me concentrate, and keeps me studying longer.
So if any of you guys have found ways of studying, etc, that doesn't pack on the pounds, PLEASE share your secrets
, they would be much appreciated!
Here are a couple of my favorites that helped in pre-reqs:
Study at the Library (you can't bring in food at ours).
When I study at home, I started out sucking on hard candies, but by the end of the first week, I was just biting them and chewing them up, one after another. So, I switched to sunflower seeds, one at a time, that helped, but all the salt made my fingers puffy
It's like I need something in my mouth, but gum doesn't help. I must have been born to be a smoker or something, but of course I wouldn't start that, very unhealthy and my husband would divorce me.
As you can see I haven't really found anything that helps that much! Maybe you guys have some suggestions for my "oral" fixation!
Also, I would like to ask the working nurses, if after they finished school did they loose any weight they gained in nursing school?
I know I will put school first - I have to, but it would be nice to finish without being more overweight (15-20lbs) than I am now!
THANKS! I appreciate all you guys!