Happy post Turkey Day, fellow medical and pre-medical students! Have you ever struggled with overeating due to school or life-related stress? I reached out to Katie Miller, a fellow first-year medical student who received her Bachelors in Nutritional Science at Texas Tech University, for advice on how to cope with overeating while in school.
Some people do well if they eat while studying and it’s more common than you think! However, the effects of long-term overeating are not so beneficial. Other than the obvious effect of weight gain, overeating can be bad for your skin and give you difficulty falling asleep and remaining asleep.
If you’re struggling with overeating, Katie recommends the following:
Do you have any other mechanisms to prevent overeating and cope with stress positively? Share them in the comments below!
AMSA Wellness & Student Life Committee, Advocacy Coordinator
Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, M.D. Candidate
If you’d like to reach Katie for more helpful tips and tricks regarding nutrition while in school, she can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org. Elisa can be reached at email@example.com.