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Do people tend to gain weight in dental school because of the constant stress? I am a senior in undergrad and I've gained a little weight in college because of drinking and stress eating occasionally so I might try and lose some of it before dental school.
 
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DOC YANKEM

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As long as you find time to go to the gym. One to two hours a day, every other day should be sufficient.

I've lost weight overall, but I usually gain 5-10 pounds during finals week because I avoid the gym.
 
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Apramana

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Eat more veggies.
Lowering calorie density is amazingly effective at weight control. (Or increasing calorie density if we're losing too much weight.)

Here are some resources on the topic that I have found particularly helpful:
"The Ultimate Guide To Free Calorie Density Resources
Jeff Novick, MS, RDN

"Calorie density is the simplest approach to healthful eating and lifelong weight management. This common sense approach to sound nutrition allows for lifelong weight management without hunger; more food for fewer calories, and is easy to understand and follow. As such, I have put together the *Ultimate* resource guide of the best FREE information on calorie density on the internet." "
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I hope that helps :)
 
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redhotchiligochu

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It fluctuates based on my mood. Lost 5 pounds first week of school because I forgot how to cook/pack lunch and decided to starve it out.

I probably gained 10 or so pounds the past few weeks because of free food and drinks from student organizations, along with cramming for exams and practicals
 
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Wow! Y'all have found time to go to the gym once every two days??!! I go the the gym definitely once a week and sometimes can sneak in another time. I tend to think my weight stays pretty in check (~150), but during D1 year, I became pretty fat at around 180 :/ But as time goes, you'll get into the groove of things and find your time to get your work out in. As long as you stay on top of yourself and try not to miss out on the days you specifically set aside for the gym, you should be fine. And try to keep yourself accountable for what you eat... U guess. Easier said than done, but definitely doable with determination.

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I understand how you feel, the same thing happens to me when I start studying, try to eat less junk food because it is the easiest thing to always buy but it is the worst
 
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4mo into D1 I’ve lost 20 pounds. As someone who has struggled to lose weight in the past, losing weight in DS is easy. You can’t cheat and grab tacobell if your in lecture 8-5pm then have to practice hand skills 5-6pm then have to study for two hours. Since your always busy, you don’t really have time to think about food. Many of us meal prep on Sunday, its cheaper, healthier, and saves time. Plus in our psych class we learn that being attractive plays a big role in being respected/liked by your patients.
 

redhotchiligochu

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2.5 months in to D1 and I've lost 12lbs. Smaller portions and the fact that I don't have time to eat lol. Also i drink a lot of tea which has some metabolic effects according to google.
I've officially gained like 10 pounds since starting school. The winter weather doesn't help either, along with stress over exams, classmate drama, and women.

BTW, I think I know you LMAO!
 
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I've officially gained like 10 pounds since starting school. The winter weather doesn't help either, along with stress over exams, classmate drama, and women.

BTW, I think I know you LMAO!
I feel you about the chicks. Wish my class weren't always looking out for themselves all the time. But oh welll sighhhh.
 
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