Can you advise this student nurse?
“I’ve always been big but since starting my nursing course a year ago I’ve really let things go. I recently worked out my BMI and it’s 32 – making me officially obese.
“I’m well aware that the reason I’ve put on weight is my poor diet and lack of exercise but I just don’t feel I have any control over my lifestyle anymore.
“I eat crisps on placement because I don’t have time to sit down and eat a proper meal and then when I get home I’m just too tired to cook and it’s so much more tempting to put a pizza in the oven than faff around making a salad.
“As for exercise - where’s the time? When I’m not working, on placement, revising, writing essays or attending lectures, I need to just chill out.
“Does anyone have any tips for taking back control?”
- Anna, Devon
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