It’s exam season! The exam season is upon us! Long hours spent studying, irregular meal times, low physical activity, and most importantly, high stress levels can all lead to weight gain and overeating. Exams can be tiring and exhausting. Students often resort to emotional eating in order to reduce stress. Interestingly, cortisol, which is the stress hormone, triggers cravings sweet, salty, and fried foods—foods and that’s where a lot of calories come from and with no physical activity, the numbers on the weighing scale slowly creep up. Studies have shown that hard-thinking tasks can lead to fluctuations in insulin and glucose levels, which trigger hunger signals. As explained above, exam time is a stressful time for students and it’s difficult to squeeze out time for proper meals or exercise, here are some tips that may help:
1. Plan your Meals and Do Meal Prep: Creating a meal plan and meal prepping for the whole week can help you stay on track and ensure that you are having healthy meals and snacks available at hand, so you don’t reach out for a tub of ice cream or a packet of potato chips to get a boost of energy while studying….