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    Ok. Since starting uni I have put on a WHOLE STONE in weight :eek:

    I start the day quite healthily; I go jogging, eat fruit and veg etc. And then around lunch time I start to eat crap. And once I start, I think whats the point and continue eating crap. I can demolish a whole pack of biscuits by myself and then I feel really bad (and sometimes ill) afterwards.

    Is anyone else experiencing this? I have been doing quite a bit of sports but my new found eating habit is destroying me. I also find it very difficult not to nip out to the shop and get chocolates and biscuits when Im feeling peckish.

    Do you think buying tea and having tea whenever I get another junk food hunger pang is a good idea?
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    I think a better idea than buying tea would be to have some will power.
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    I have exactly the same thing, I have no idea what it is about uni!! Atm I'm trying this www.fitday.com its a really good site, and is really helping me keep on tp of it.
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    Drink water when you feel the munchies coming on, it'll help fill you up.

    Im really bad for eating loads of crap when Im not even hungry, fortunately though I dont seem to put on any weight from it, but I know its still not healthy!

    Try buying things like grapes to snack on when you get peckish, they've got to be healthier than biscuits and junk food! Make sure that you also eat a good, filling breakfast (Ready Brek is really good I find) and make sure you have something proper for lunch like a sandwich or baked potato.
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    I've lost a bit since i went to Uni.
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    I found this at Uni, its mainly that you are now in charge of your own diet, and it can be difficult to overcome temptation to eat stuff that is convenient and well crap, maybe you could budget for food and buy a weekly shop, and don't take money out with you so that you can't go snacking on campus and while out and about, after a while it will settle down, becasue you'll find you can't afford to eat rubbish all the time!
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    I'm the opposite, the hectic lifestyle (VetMed course = 9-5 most days!) means i have very lil time to organise my meals and stuff so i'm eating less, or not as regularly as i did before. so i've atually lost quite a bit of weight! even despite large intakes of alcohol!
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    Im eating more fruit than ever i would at home because the puddings are disgusting so I have fruit all the time for dessert. And the sport clubs you can join provide exercise. In fact, my whole lifestyle is more healthy since I've got to uni, but for one thing: alcohol intake has increased.
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    Ah see my course has long gaps where I don't have muc to do at all!! I'll blame it on that. And I don't think mine is due to being able to control my food, I've been doing that for the past year anyway, I think it's the unheaval, and stress n suff, nutella from the pot looks sooo good when you're feeling a little down.
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    I've gained about 25lbs since starting uni last year, but my bodyfat percentage has gone down from about 12/13% to 10%.

    Goes to show uni doesn't need to be unhealthy and take its toll on your appearance.
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    last year at uni, i put on weight...this year im trying to not let it happen again, i went to the gym in summer and want to keep this up aswell as maintaining a healthy eating plan.
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    Can I ask, where did you get the scales to weigh yourself? I'd like to know whether I have changed at all.
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    There are usually some in your Athletics Union/Sports Centre.

    I lost loads of weight when i went to uni, a cocktail of being really busy and forgetting to eat healthily and only eating mars bars didn't help matters.

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    I rekon I will have put on loads of weight, but thats coz I've been gyming it loads more than before I came here, and my waist inches have stayed the same, so I'm doing ok so far, just need to excercise loads of will power not to comfort eat.
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    I've found the opposite. I've lost weight since uni because I am far too lazy to go and buy junk food when I have a craving (I load my room up with apples instead) and I'm far too stingy to buy fattening food when I food shop because it's so expensive.

    Also, I have discovered salad in a way I never thought possible. It's so easy to prepare and you can just chuck anything into it. Potatoes, chicken, ham, whatever's in your fridge you need to finish...
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    (Original post by Zoecb)
    I'm far too stingy to buy fattening food when I food shop because it's so expensive.
    You have to be joking! Buying healthy food is way more expensive! Stuff like lean meat, cottage cheese, fat free cheese, salad and low fat versions of food is way more expensive than stuff like biscuits, cakes, chips, full fat cheese etc.
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    I don't buy any of that - low fat ready meals still qualify as junk food, the way I am talking.
    I'm talking about actual individual lettuces, loose vegetables etc. Cheap cheap cheap. Not salads that come in pots (They're still junk food, in a way) and bags of 3 lettuce leaves. I mean actual food that you then make salads out of.

    Seriously, look at your supermarket reciepts. Things like biscuits and cakes I don't buy for a start unless I have spare money and am treating myself. Chips and ready meals and stuff like that is often more than £1 and makes up a hell of a lot of what your food bill comes to.
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    Yeah, id go along with the title

    Most of my frends (male and female) put on a significant amount of weight during there year in halls eating the provided food.
    - It was pritty bad stuff, greesy tastless canteen junk.

    Tbh i think its pritty shocking really, that 'school food' in the country is so bad.

    I personaly didnt put on much weight, as i actlaly found the food quite hard to choke down at times, and often left half of it. (which i hate, im very agaisnt leaving food)
    - However i did notice that during term time my face would become a greasy mess, and i got headackes far more frequently, almost non-stop at times.
    - All thats stoped now that im in a house, cooking my own food.


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    I would have to eat about 10 lettuces to come close to being fill, because all they are is water, basically. Think about how much a kilo of chips would cost, less than a quid, and how many meals you can get out of that.

    Same with biscuits and cakes, if you buy Tesco Value/Asda Smartprice/whatever cheapo stuff, it's never anything. Cakes and packs of biscuits are like 30-50p, pizzas are a quid and will fill you up in a way that salad just can't do.
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    My health is appalling at uni because I drink way more than I should and follow it up with greasy fast food and eat at erratic times. I get a lot more exercise than when I'm at home but I think consuming 1000 calories on a night out more than negates that.
 
 
 
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