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Avoiding weight gain


How do I avoid weight gain in nursing school? I'm already a little overweight, I'm trying to lose a few pounds this summer because I'm a stress eater so I know I will gain weight in nursing school if I do not make some changes. Any ideas on what I can do?

Healthy snacks, adequate sleep, and working out. You can take your notes with you to the gym and kill two birds with one stone. Good luck!


Specializes in PCT, RN. Has 3 years experience.

Try to eat breakfast, lunch, and dinner, with snacks in between (think fruit or vegetables). If you can, meal prep. Take a few hours of a day out and cook everything you're going to eat in the upcoming week and freeze them so you're not constantly cooking.

Try to get at least an hour of exercise a day (yoga, bike riding, jogging, gym, whichever). Getting your heart rate up will help.

Make sure you get enough sleep! This is important (and sometimes the hardest part).

Drink a lot of water.

Say no to the donuts in the break room! This is the hardest part, avoiding the free treats and snacks that people bring in to share.