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So i'm in my second year of Uni, but quite frankly hate it! I used to go to the gym all the time and eat well (as in a lot) and I was pretty ripped as well, I still am but i'm sure I have lost weight. These days I never have energy when i go to the gym which generally cuts my workout short, and now i rarely go. I'm also never hungry, and could quite easily go a day on a bowl of cereal and not bat an eyelid. I can rarely be bothered to cook anymore. Like the input, of going downstairs, turning on the oven nd ****, waiting for it to heat up, preparing the food then cooking it, then taking it upstairs to my room to eat on my own (we literally have no where to eat downstairs), then taking my plates nd stuff downstairs and washing everything up, it isn't worth the effort and ok food. I'd rather just go out to Maccies or subway or something, pay a bit more and have some tasty food made for me. However bad it may be. And also be around other people, as it makes me feel less alone i guess, even though i rarely talk to people when I'm out, I actually bought a homeless couple a Maccies last week and had a chat with them which was cool. There we go, not sure if I have a question, I was just curious of peoples thoughts or if anyone else experienced anything similar?!
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I can relate 100% to the barely going to gym part and not eating enough/proper food anymore. It sucks man...but after uni we can get back into it. For now it’s important to get that first class degree.
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So i'm in my second year of Uni, but quite frankly hate it! I used to go to the gym all the time and eat well (as in a lot) and I was pretty ripped as well, I still am but i'm sure I have lost weight. These days I never have energy when i go to the gym which generally cuts my workout short, and now i rarely go. I'm also never hungry, and could quite easily go a day on a bowl of cereal and not bat an eyelid. I can rarely be bothered to cook anymore. Like the input, of going downstairs, turning on the oven nd ****, waiting for it to heat up, preparing the food then cooking it, then taking it upstairs to my room to eat on my own (we literally have no where to eat downstairs), then taking my plates nd stuff downstairs and washing everything up, it isn't worth the effort and ok food. I'd rather just go out to Maccies or subway or something, pay a bit more and have some tasty food made for me. However bad it may be. And also be around other people, as it makes me feel less alone i guess, even though i rarely talk to people when I'm out, I actually bought a homeless couple a Maccies last week and had a chat with them which was cool. There we go, not sure if I have a question, I was just curious of peoples thoughts or if anyone else experienced anything similar?!
I could've written that post myself, I'm in a similar situation. After lectures etc I'm usually tired and can't be bothered to cook, so I'll usually heat up a ready meal or defrost some food from home. Recently though I've realised just how much weight I've lost at uni (it must be at least a stone, judging from my body shape), and I've decided to get my eating back on track. I'm planning on making small changes at first, like trying to eat eggs (I don't really like them but I know they'd be good for me), full-fat yoghurt etc.

So yeah, you're not alone :hugs:
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meal prep. cook a weeks bunch of fresh food and all you have to do is warm it up like a rustler's burger.

win win right?
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I can relate 100% to the barely going to gym part and not eating enough/proper food anymore. It sucks man...but after uni we can get back into it. For now it’s important to get that first class degree.
Funny you should say that. Like one of the main reasons i wanted to leave home and go to uni was for gym and eating well. I was like an aspiring bodybuilder and wanted to be invloved in the fitness industry, but my parents, my mother especially, were against it, whenether i mentioned bb or eating more or gaining size etc she was always like why would u wanna do tht, you dont want to be big, and making dumb comments (they think everyone one wants a regular job to raise some kids), so it was kind of obvious they werent going to help me. But then Uni didn't help me either, just destroyed my motivation and confidance, jeeez
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meal prep. cook a weeks bunch of fresh food and all you have to do is warm it up like a rustler's burger.

win win right?
True, but because im never hungry, and literally never know what i want to eat until im hungry, meal prep jus doesnt work for me and i was wasting food (going out of date and stuff), and I hate eating alone in my room all the time, it's like going out to eat is an escape from this *****y house im in
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So i'm in my second year of Uni, but quite frankly hate it! I used to go to the gym all the time and eat well (as in a lot) and I was pretty ripped as well, I still am but i'm sure I have lost weight. These days I never have energy when i go to the gym which generally cuts my workout short, and now i rarely go. I'm also never hungry, and could quite easily go a day on a bowl of cereal and not bat an eyelid. I can rarely be bothered to cook anymore. Like the input, of going downstairs, turning on the oven nd ****, waiting for it to heat up, preparing the food then cooking it, then taking it upstairs to my room to eat on my own (we literally have no where to eat downstairs), then taking my plates nd stuff downstairs and washing everything up, it isn't worth the effort and ok food. I'd rather just go out to Maccies or subway or something, pay a bit more and have some tasty food made for me. However bad it may be. And also be around other people, as it makes me feel less alone i guess, even though i rarely talk to people when I'm out, I actually bought a homeless couple a Maccies last week and had a chat with them which was cool. There we go, not sure if I have a question, I was just curious of peoples thoughts or if anyone else experienced anything similar?!
This might be an unusual recommendation but if you're desperate it could be worth a try.

There's a book by Jocko Willink (former navy seal) who talks about motivation and eating well. I've found it works for me perhaps only in the short term but enough to get going.
This is the book
https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B06XB9HQ...ng=UTF8&btkr=1

But if you can get the audio version (free if prime music) or you can get in other ways....
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I could've written that post myself, I'm in a similar situation. After lectures etc I'm usually tired and can't be bothered to cook, so I'll usually heat up a ready meal or defrost some food from home. Recently though I've realised just how much weight I've lost at uni (it must be at least a stone, judging from my body shape), and I've decided to get my eating back on track. I'm planning on making small changes at first, like trying to eat eggs (I don't really like them but I know they'd be good for me), full-fat yoghurt etc.

So yeah, you're not alone :hugs:
Hmmm, yeah i bought some eggs on monday and some bacon coz i was gonna start eating lol, but I've still had none. It sounds like you have a plan, best of luck to ya. I used to eat ready meals a lot last year, but i like have a phobia of them now since that ready meal cancer scare haha
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True, but because im never hungry, and literally never know what i want to eat until im hungry, meal prep jus doesnt work for me and i was wasting food (going out of date and stuff), and I hate eating alone in my room all the time, it's like going out to eat is an escape from this *****y house im in
The food going out of date thing is probably because you're making food you don't like or doesn't taste very nice. No one says you have to eat it in your house, heck you could even take it to the library or the computer labs. Get a glass container.

A fast food diet is an easy way to get a dadbod.
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I can rarely be bothered to cook anymore. Like the input, of going downstairs, turning on the oven nd ****, waiting for it to heat up, preparing the food then cooking it, then taking it upstairs to my room to eat on my own (we literally have no where to eat downstairs), then taking my plates nd stuff downstairs and washing everything up, it isn't worth the effort and ok food.
Ta-da.
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The food going out of date thing is probably because you're making food you don't like or doesn't taste very nice. No one says you have to eat it in your house, heck you could even take it to the library or the computer labs. Get a glass container.

A fast food diet is an easy way to get a dadbod.
I generally make food I like, Im just not hungry or bothered about eating. Also a lot of the time when I eat I feel ill, which i think subconsciously has made me not want to eat, I actually had a blood test yesterday, am being tested for coeliac disease and underactive and overactive thyroid, as it is in my family, and could explain a lot. Nice idea but It would be cold by the time i got there, maybe i should just take a grill or a toastie maker to class with me? So far the fast food diet has kept me at 12% bodyfat, so I think i'm good for now
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So i'm in my second year of Uni, but quite frankly hate it! I used to go to the gym all the time and eat well (as in a lot) and I was pretty ripped as well, I still am but i'm sure I have lost weight. These days I never have energy when i go to the gym which generally cuts my workout short, and now i rarely go. I'm also never hungry, and could quite easily go a day on a bowl of cereal and not bat an eyelid. I can rarely be bothered to cook anymore. Like the input, of going downstairs, turning on the oven nd ****, waiting for it to heat up, preparing the food then cooking it, then taking it upstairs to my room to eat on my own (we literally have no where to eat downstairs), then taking my plates nd stuff downstairs and washing everything up, it isn't worth the effort and ok food. I'd rather just go out to Maccies or subway or something, pay a bit more and have some tasty food made for me. However bad it may be. And also be around other people, as it makes me feel less alone i guess, even though i rarely talk to people when I'm out, I actually bought a homeless couple a Maccies last week and had a chat with them which was cool. There we go, not sure if I have a question, I was just curious of peoples thoughts or if anyone else experienced anything similar?!
Are you a part of any societies, or have any friends or coursemates that you might like to see a bit more often? It sounds like getting out around people a little more might help, and it may be worth a trip to the GP too as it sounds like you're struggling and could do with a bit more help and they might want to run a blood test or the like
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Are you a part of any societies, or have any friends or coursemates that you might like to see a bit more often? It sounds like getting out around people a little more might help, and it may be worth a trip to the GP too as it sounds like you're struggling and could do with a bit more help and they might want to run a blood test or the like
Nope, I was gonna start at a boxing club with my mates, but thn they said they couldnt afford it, even though they smoke weed like every day 🤔. The thing with my course, is it is a mixture of business, law and accounting modules, so we're essentially in 3 classes, So first half of last year i was doing law and made a good mate in that class, unfortunately he commuted to uni, but i went to spoons with him a few times. After i joined the next class he pretty much ditched me, never replied to me etc in the next class we went to barcelona for a week and I made a good mate in tht class who lived in the city, we went to the gym a bit, i went round to his and played ps4 etc, then this year i was in morning class he was afternoon, as we were doing different modules, and he pretty much ditched me aswell, like always had excuses not to meet or go gym or go out, in the end i stopped trying as i was clearly wasting my time. The other people in my house keep themselves to themselves as they had established friendship groups already. yes it does help, and I have been and have had blood tests, am waiting on results. I know i probably sound like im feeling sorry for myself lol but im just giving the facts, and i don't, my uni experience has just been sods law
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Cook and freeze certain foods, then reheat them plus they'll be the healthier option mate
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If it's seriously difficult for you to eat properly right now you might want to consider some kinda meal replacement shake so you're at least getting something good in you. Facebook keeps trying to sell me Huel powder, for example: https://uk.huel.com/products/huel.

If you're insistent on eating the takeaway you could get yourself some vitamin supplements so at least you're not missing out there. Alternatively, there's some really easy stuff to cook so it feels like less of an effort. You can do all sorts with eggs that is all fairly easy, and eggs are great for you. Generally, anything you can whack in a frying pan is great.

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Nice idea but It would be cold by the time i got there, maybe i should just take a grill or a toastie maker to class with me?
You can cook up some stuff that is still decent cold. Cold chicken is pretty good, and a lot of veg imo tastes better raw. Otherwise... food flasks? https://www.thermosonline.co.uk/stor...n-0-47L/sp_893 Something like this? Never used one myself but if they actually work then that'd let you take hot stuff places. Thermos flasks in general are pretty good for soups.
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If you've put the hours in the gym, you'd know that body transformation, (whether fat loss, muscle gain, cardio improvement, or a specific sports goal), is around 20% proper exercise, 20% sufficient quality sleep, 60% clean, nutritious, abundant diet.

Living on a diet of processed, de-natured, processed junk, will lead to a vicious circle of; lack of apatite, lack of exercise, lack of motivation to exercise, study, or socialise, lack of care looking after yourself essentially.

At the very least buy some decent multivitamins, you probably starting to get malnourished. Doesn't seem like it right now (end Feb/ beg Mar '18, worst snow & cold for decades, future readers!), but Spring is around the corner, that should get you a bit more fired up, does most people
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Nope, I was gonna start at a boxing club with my mates, but thn they said they couldnt afford it, even though they smoke weed like every day 🤔. The thing with my course, is it is a mixture of business, law and accounting modules, so we're essentially in 3 classes, So first half of last year i was doing law and made a good mate in that class, unfortunately he commuted to uni, but i went to spoons with him a few times. After i joined the next class he pretty much ditched me, never replied to me etc in the next class we went to barcelona for a week and I made a good mate in tht class who lived in the city, we went to the gym a bit, i went round to his and played ps4 etc, then this year i was in morning class he was afternoon, as we were doing different modules, and he pretty much ditched me aswell, like always had excuses not to meet or go gym or go out, in the end i stopped trying as i was clearly wasting my time. The other people in my house keep themselves to themselves as they had established friendship groups already. yes it does help, and I have been and have had blood tests, am waiting on results. I know i probably sound like im feeling sorry for myself lol but im just giving the facts, and i don't, my uni experience has just been sods law
No, I totally get it. You're clearly trying and exploring different options and I'm sorry it's not been particularly rewarding so far. All you can really do is keep trying, as crap as that is
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If you've put the hours in the gym, you'd know that body transformation, (whether fat loss, muscle gain, cardio improvement, or a specific sports goal), is around 20% proper exercise, 20% sufficient quality sleep, 60% clean, nutritious, abundant diet.

Living on a diet of processed, de-natured, processed junk, will lead to a vicious circle of; lack of apatite, lack of exercise, lack of motivation to exercise, study, or socialise, lack of care looking after yourself essentially.

At the very least buy some decent multivitamins, you probably starting to get malnourished. Doesn't seem like it right now (end Feb/ beg Mar '18, worst snow & cold for decades, future readers!), but Spring is around the corner, that should get you a bit more fired up, does most people
Yes, quite aware, I lived it for 3 years solid. Yup, I have noticed that aswell, though i do still moisturise and shampoo nd condition my hair daily . When I am with people I'm fun to be around, I have a bubbly personality i guess and I like to have fun and chill, but then I'm on my own like 95% of the time, and in that time I end up so like f*cked i dont give a **** about socalising anymore it seems like a massive f*cking effort. Where as at A-level and at home it was like 20% on my own and 80% around people i know
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It sounds like you're in a bit of a rut/funk at the moment, and your lack of energy/appetite could well be linked to being a bit bored and lonely. The not being hungry could also be linked to not pushing things as hard as usual in the gym, plus I totally get not having the motivation to cook if you've just got to sit and eat by yourself. The fats/sugars/salts in fast food will be giving you the same sort of happy chemicals your body produces when you work out, so it's not surprising you're craving them if everything else is a bit meh.

It does sound like you've done a lot to give yourself a better uni experience but you just haven't found the right group yet. I know the gym is normally pretty solitary but is there a uni powerlifting or similar club you could join? A lot of people find they make more friends through clubs than through their course, and at least then you know you'd see people a couple of times a week if your housemates aren't social.

I don't want to over-medicalise what is a pretty normal reaction to uni not being everything you'd hoped but lack of appetite and lack of interest in hobbies are warning signs of depression. If you stay in this mood for a few weeks, it might be worth going to see your uni counsellors. What you're describing is a very normal uni experience that might be helped by chatting to someone face to face.
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Nope, I was gonna start at a boxing club with my mates, but thn they said they couldnt afford it, even though they smoke weed like every day 🤔. The thing with my course, is it is a mixture of business, law and accounting modules, so we're essentially in 3 classes, So first half of last year i was doing law and made a good mate in that class, unfortunately he commuted to uni, but i went to spoons with him a few times. After i joined the next class he pretty much ditched me, never replied to me etc in the next class we went to barcelona for a week and I made a good mate in tht class who lived in the city, we went to the gym a bit, i went round to his and played ps4 etc, then this year i was in morning class he was afternoon, as we were doing different modules, and he pretty much ditched me aswell, like always had excuses not to meet or go gym or go out, in the end i stopped trying as i was clearly wasting my time. The other people in my house keep themselves to themselves as they had established friendship groups already. yes it does help, and I have been and have had blood tests, am waiting on results. I know i probably sound like im feeling sorry for myself lol but im just giving the facts, and i don't, my uni experience has just been sods law
Just to say you're not alone. I know it's not much help but I know someone in exactly the same situation. The weight loss, the lack of appetite, can't be bothered to cook anything. The only difference is he has a place to eat in the tv room off the kitchen but he just can't be bothered. He lives off subways, bought egg sandwiches and cereals too.
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