Can you advise this student nurse?
“I’ve just finished my first year and gone home for the summer. When my parents saw me they asked about whether I was eating healthily and looking after myself and eventually I got the hint and decided to weigh myself – I’ve put on 2 stone since starting the course!
“I’ve never been skinny but I’ve also never been unhealthily overweight. The extra weight just seems to have crept on without me really realising and I’m mortified that I was only vaguely aware that my uniform was a bit tighter. I even mentioned to one of my flatmates that I thought it had shrunk in the wash – how she kept a straight face I don’t know!
“I know the obvious answer is to eat less and exercise more but I can’t be the first person to have struggled with both since starting nursing. Does anyone have any tips for sticking to a diet and making exercise routine while training to be a nurse?”
- Amy*, first/second year student nurse, adult branch
*not real name
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