I have gained 35 pounds in 9 months from stress eating. What are some tips to help me get back to my previous weight sooner than later?

question-answer-color-v-2I am 23 years old and I am currently in nursing school. Nine months ago—before entering into my hardest semester of classes—I was going to the gym 5 times a week and eating healthy. Since then, I have gained about 35 pounds from stress eating. Can you give me any tips or an eating plan that I can follow to get back to my previous weight? – Sarah



Just putting a menu—even a rough draft—into writing will help you follow your plan. When creating your menu be sure to include all of your meals, beverages and snacks too. It’s important to have the healthy items on the menu to choose from so temptation won’t lure you in. Choose ready-to-eat foods for snacks (like apples, trail mix, hard-cooked eggs) when preparation time is scarce due to your busy and stressful school schedule. – Debbie J., MS, RD

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Posted on June 6, 2013, in Ask Our Dietitian, Health, Helpful, Nutrition, Weight Loss and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 3 Comments.

  1. Hello Sarah : I have a similar issue when it comes to eating sweets etc. I have been trying fruits and vegetable when craving things that I know that I shouldnt eat . Sometimes though i do give in but its all in moderation . Hope that this will help you a little bit . When under alot of stress it does add to things it can affect you medically so be careful and take care .

  2. The best advice I can give you is to eat healthy and workout. Intense exercise with a Personal Trainer has helped me lose 14.2kg in 4 months. I no longer feel stressed and after working,so hard, I can’t dare lose the muscle I’ve gained.

  3. Why when I start working out it seems like the scale goes up and not down….Please help!

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