The very real consequence of student life – ‘fat fresher’ syndrome

Alexandra Baff gets real about how to avoid ‘fat fresher’ syndrome.

Eating- The process of consuming food in order to live. It is something that we all have to do. In order to eat, you are required to find food. Now, you could do this the old-fashioned way; go to the shops, buy some fresh ingredients and cook a wholesome and healthy meal. However, many students opt for the very appealing ‘I’ll just bung this ready meal in the microwave’ option. For a busy student, trying to find the time to cook as well as study and attend classes is often just too much, but this convenient alternative comes with a number of pitfalls which can have long-lasting consequences for your health.

What consequences? There is one major consequence, one which is glaringly obvious – weight gain. Many students will argue until their hearts explode that they have not gained weight whilst studying at university; but the shocked expressions on the faces of their family members when they return home for summer break says it all. This surge in weight gain tends to occur among first year students who are still adapting to life away from home. This has now attracted the attention of the world under the name of ‘fat-fresher syndrome’. Whilst this sounds slightly derogatory and cruel, it is unfortunately accurate.  So, how many students are affected by this? And is there a way to fix this issue before it becomes too late? Yes, and yes, but not without hard work and effort. It seems fair to state in this case that prevention is far better (and easier) than cure.

Source: Pixabay

For starters (unintentional pun), fat fresher syndrome usually occurs in first year university students who have left the family home for the first time and have yet to adapt to preparing their own meals and finding a nutritional balance in their diet. The problem is worsened by the availability of cheap fast food which is abundant in St. Andrews. It is extremely tempting for a student to just pop in for a quick kebab to eat on the bus ride home. This has had an obvious impact. The WHO have stated that obesity levels have doubled since 1980; but in terms of specifically looking at students; the average student puts on a stone in weight during their first year of university…

A stone. In one year.

The figure is not only alarming but also heavily implies that students cannot simply take care of their own bodies. In part, this weight gain also stems from their inability (or unwillingness) to cook fresh and healthy meals from scratch. According to YouGov, only 39% of students often cook from scratch. Whilst this is an improvement from previous years, it is extremely concerning that less than half of students will cook from scratch often (so not even the majority of the time) and raises alarms concerning what types of food students are fuelling their bodies with. Perhaps, this is not only due to students falling victim to the appeal of ready meals and fast food, but also the inability to get themselves out of their bad eating habits. It is very easy once you begin to rely on convenience meals to lack the motivation to cook and it is the breaking of this habit that can be the largest obstacle to overcome.

So, what can be done to reverse the bad eating habits that accompany ‘fat-fresher syndrome’. Quite simply to cook from scratch. Most students have two priorities when it comes to food:

Source: Pixabay
  • It is quick to make
  • It drives away hunger

These two needs can easily be met. Let’s face it, a student meal only has to impress your parents – not Gordon Ramsay. The first step is to find some recipes which are quick to do at home, the next step would be to make sure that they are nutritious. Stir fries, ratatouille, pasta (if you make your own sauce rather than opt for a ready-made one) all fall under this category and recipes for them can vary depending on your dietary requirements (a stir fry can simply be made vegetarian by removing chicken from the recipe).

It may also help to plan your meals in advance. Perhaps, allocating some time on a Sunday afternoon to plan your meals for the week ahead. Not only does this ensure that you have healthy meals to look forward to and motivate you to actually create these dishes, but it will help you plan your shopping lists and trips to the supermarket to buy the ingredients for these meals.

It is clear that ‘fat-fresher syndrome’ is a real issue that plagues university campuses across the world and although this is not a relatively new concept, it is one that is just truly beginning to be noticed and there is only one way to solve this issue – get cooking.

Source: Pixabay

Comments

comments

234 thoughts on “The very real consequence of student life – ‘fat fresher’ syndrome

  1. whoah this blog is wonderful i really like studying your posts. Keep up the good work! You realize, a lot of individuals are hunting round for this info, you can aid them greatly.

  2. These days of austerity along with relative anxiety about incurring debt, many people balk resistant to the idea of using a credit card in order to make acquisition of merchandise or pay for any gift giving occasion, preferring, instead only to rely on the tried in addition to trusted method of making settlement – hard cash. However, if you possess cash there to make the purchase completely, then, paradoxically, this is the best time to use the credit card for several good reasons.

  3. I don’t even know how I ended up here, but I thought this post was great. I do not know who you are but certainly you are going to a famous blogger if you are not already 😉 Cheers!

  4. Wow, this post is nice, my sister is analyzing these kinds of things, therefore I am going to tell her.|https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1Xf0MQxl6y6hiX2p7fcmBMHfCihybXeeH

  5. I am not sure where you’re getting your information, but great topic. I needs to spend some time learning more or understanding more. Thanks for fantastic information I was looking for this information for my mission.|

  6. Thanks for the auspicious writeup. It in reality used to be a entertainment account it. Glance advanced to more added agreeable from you! However, how can we keep up a correspondence?|

  7. This is really interesting, You are a very skilled blogger. I’ve joined your rss feed and look forward to seeking more of your excellent post. Also, I’ve shared your site in my social networks!|

  8. Pingback: imverctin
  9. Undeniably believe that which you stated. Your favourite justification seemed to be on the internet the simplest factor to take note of. I say to you, I certainly get annoyed at the same time as people think about concerns that they just don’t understand about. You managed to hit the nail upon the highest and also defined out the whole thing with no need side effect , folks can take a signal. Will likely be again to get more. Thank you|

  10. Great beat ! I wish to apprentice while you amend your website, how could i subscribe for a weblog site? The account aided me a acceptable deal. I have been tiny bit acquainted of this your broadcast provided bright clear concept|

  11. Greetings from Idaho! I’m bored to death at work so I decided to browse your website on my iphone during lunch break. I really like the info you provide here and can’t wait to take a look when I get home. I’m surprised at how fast your blog loaded on my phone .. I’m not even using WIFI, just 3G .. Anyways, awesome site!|

  12. Once I initially commented I clicked the -Notify me when new feedback are added- checkbox and now each time a comment is added I get 4 emails with the same comment. Is there any approach you can take away me from that service? Thanks!

  13. Excellent post. I was checking continuously this blog and I’m impressed! Extremely useful information particularly the last part 🙂 I care for such information a lot. I was looking for this particular information for a long time. Thank you and good luck.|

  14. Hi would you mind stating which blog platform you’re using? I’m looking to start my own blog soon but I’m having a tough time choosing between BlogEngine/Wordpress/B2evolution and Drupal. The reason I ask is because your design and style seems different then most blogs and I’m looking for something unique. P.S Sorry for being off-topic but I had to ask!|

  15. Amazing blog! Is your theme custom made or did you download it from somewhere? A design like yours with a few simple tweeks would really make my blog stand out. Please let me know where you got your theme. Thanks a lot|

  16. Write more, thats all I have to say. Literally, it seems as though you relied on the video to make your point. You clearly know what youre talking about, why waste your intelligence on just posting videos to your weblog when you could be giving us something informative to read?|

  17. I like the valuable info you provide in your articles. I’ll bookmark your weblog and check again here frequently. I’m quite certain I will learn lots of new stuff right here! Good luck for the next!

  18. hey there and thank you for your info – I have certainly picked up anything new from right here. I did however expertise some technical issues using this web site, as I experienced to reload the site a lot of times previous to I could get it to load correctly. I had been wondering if your hosting is OK? Not that I am complaining, but sluggish loading instances times will very frequently affect your placement in google and can damage your high quality score if ads and marketing with Adwords. Anyway I am adding this RSS to my email and can look out for a lot more of your respective interesting content. Ensure that you update this again soon..

  19. Hello! I could have sworn I’ve been to this site before but after checking through some of the post I realized it’s new to me. Anyhow, I’m definitely delighted I found it and I’ll be bookmarking and checking back frequently!|

  20. I don’t even know how I ended up here, but I thought this post was great. I do not know who you are but definitely you’re going to a famous blogger if you aren’t already 😉 Cheers!|

  21. What’s Happening i’m new to this, I stumbled upon this I’ve found It positively helpful and it has aided me out loads. I hope to contribute & aid other users like its helped me. Good job.

  22. Very good website you have here but I was curious if you knew of any discussion boards that cover the same topics talked about here? I’d really like to be a part of group where I can get feedback from other knowledgeable people that share the same interest. If you have any suggestions, please let me know. Kudos!|

  23. My spouse and I stumbled over here coming from a different web page and thought I might as well check things out. I like what I see so now i’m following you. Look forward to looking at your web page for a second time.|

  24. It is the best time to make some plans for the future and it’s time to be happy. I’ve read this post and if I could I want to suggest you some interesting things or tips. Maybe you could write next articles referring to this article. I want to read even more things about it!

  25. Thank you for the good writeup. It in fact was once a leisure account it. Look advanced to more delivered agreeable from you! However, how could we be in contact?|

  26. Pingback: sildenafil
  27. Pingback: sildenafil citrate
  28. It is appropriate time to make a few plans for the long run and it is time to be happy. I’ve learn this put up and if I may just I wish to recommend you few attention-grabbing issues or advice. Perhaps you could write subsequent articles referring to this article. I wish to read even more issues approximately it!|

  29. Thanks for your personal marvelous posting! I genuinely enjoyed reading it, you happen to be a great author.I will be sure to bookmark your blog and will come back in the future. I want to encourage one to continue your great job, have a nice morning!

  30. I’m not that much of a internet reader to be honest but your blogs really nice, keep it up! I’ll go ahead and bookmark your website to come back later on. Cheers|

  31. I’ve learn several good stuff here. Definitely value bookmarking for revisiting. I surprise how much attempt you put to create this kind of great informative website.

  32. Hey There. I found your blog using msn. This is an extremely well written article. I will be sure to bookmark it and come back to read more of your useful info. Thanks for the post. I’ll certainly return.|

  33. Good info and right to the point. I don’t know if this is in fact the best place to ask but do you guys have any ideea where to get some professional writers? Thank you 🙂

  34. Hey there! Someone in my Facebook group shared this site with us so I came to give it a look. I’m definitely loving the information. I’m bookmarking and will be tweeting this to my followers! Terrific blog and amazing design and style.|

  35. Hello! This is my first comment here so I just wanted to give a quick shout out and tell you I truly enjoy reading through your blog posts. Can you recommend any other blogs/websites/forums that cover the same subjects? Thanks a lot!|

  36. This design is steller! You obviously know how to keep a reader entertained. Between your wit and your videos, I was almost moved to start my own blog (well, almost…HaHa!) Wonderful job. I really loved what you had to say, and more than that, how you presented it. Too cool!

  37. Hi there, I think your blog may be having browser compatibility problems. When I take a look at your site in Safari, it looks fine however, if opening in IE, it has some overlapping issues. I merely wanted to give you a quick heads up! Other than that, wonderful website!|

  38. I do not know if it’s just me or if everybody else experiencing issues with your website. It looks like some of the written text in your posts are running off the screen. Can somebody else please comment and let me know if this is happening to them too? This might be a problem with my internet browser because I’ve had this happen before. Thanks|

  39. You actually make it seem so easy with your presentation but I find this topic to be really something that I think I would never understand. It seems too complex and very broad for me. I am looking forward for your next post, I will try to get the hang of it!|

  40. I found your blog website on google and examine just a few of your early posts. Proceed to maintain up the excellent operate. I just further up your RSS feed to my MSN News Reader. In search of ahead to studying extra from you in a while!…

  41. Usually I do not read post on blogs, but I would like to say that this write-up very pressured me to take a look at and do so! Your writing style has been amazed me. Thanks, very great article.

  42. I needed to draft you that little note in order to thank you so much as before regarding the beautiful guidelines you’ve contributed on this page. It is really pretty open-handed of you in giving easily what exactly a lot of people might have advertised for an e book to make some dough for themselves, even more so considering the fact that you could possibly have done it in case you wanted. Those guidelines likewise acted to become a easy way to comprehend most people have the identical passion really like my very own to learn somewhat more pertaining to this problem. I know there are some more pleasurable opportunities up front for people who looked at your website.

  43. We are a group of volunteers and starting a new scheme in our community. Your web site provided us with valuable information to work on. You have performed a formidable process and our entire neighborhood can be thankful to you.

  44. I’m extremely inspired with your writing abilities as well as with the layout for your blog. Is this a paid topic or did you modify it your self? Either way keep up the nice quality writing, it’s uncommon to look a great weblog like this one nowadays..

  45. I have learned many important things through your post. I will also like to mention that there may be a situation in which you will obtain a loan and never need a cosigner such as a Federal Student Aid Loan. However, if you are getting financing through a regular creditor then you need to be made ready to have a co-signer ready to assist you. The lenders can base their very own decision on the few elements but the biggest will be your credit ratings. There are some financial institutions that will as well look at your work history and choose based on this but in many instances it will hinge on your report.

  46. Pingback: A片
  47. I’m impressed, I have to admit. Rarely do I encounter a blog that’s equally educative and amusing, and let me tell you, you have hit the nail on the head. The issue is an issue that not enough folks are speaking intelligently about. Now i’m very happy that I found this in my hunt for something regarding this.

  48. Wow that was unusual. I just wrote an incredibly long comment but after I clicked submit my comment didn’t show up. Grrrr… well I’m not writing all that over again. Anyway, just wanted to say superb blog!

  49. Awesome website you have here but I was curious if you knew of any forums that cover the same topics talked about in this article? I’d really love to be a part of online community where I can get feed-back from other experienced people that share the same interest. If you have any suggestions, please let me know. Bless you!

  50. Hi there, i read your blog occasionally and i own a similar one and i was just wondering if you get a lot of spam remarks? If so how do you prevent it, any plugin or anything you can suggest? I get so much lately it’s driving me crazy so any support is very much appreciated.

  51. I have not checked in here for a while since I thought it was getting boring, but the last few posts are great quality so I guess I¡¦ll add you back to my everyday bloglist. You deserve it my friend 🙂

  52. One thing is one of the most popular incentives for making use of your card is a cash-back and also rebate offer. Generally, you’ll receive 1-5 back upon various buying. Depending on the credit card, you may get 1 again on most acquisitions, and 5 back again on expenses made using convenience stores, gasoline stations, grocery stores in addition to ‘member merchants’.

  53. A further issue is that video gaming has become one of the all-time main forms of fun for people of various age groups. Kids have fun with video games, and adults do, too. The XBox 360 is probably the favorite games systems for people who love to have hundreds of activities available to them, and who like to relax and play live with others all over the world. Many thanks for sharing your ideas.

  54. Mrs brown offers you this life changing book. I can not say enough unfortunately it. Just how she clarify self sabotage by itself is worth the read. Joy dispenses her own quest of beating self-uncertainty and self-destruct, and promises reviewers with easy yet potent resources to aid them do the same. “Stop Cheating Yourself – Seven (7) Steps to a Full Life” by Joy Brown. https://amzn.to/3AHb10z

  55. When I initially commented I clicked the -Notify me when new feedback are added- checkbox and now every time a remark is added I get four emails with the identical comment. Is there any method you possibly can take away me from that service? Thanks!

  56. I’m so happy to read this. This is the type of manual that needs to be given and not the accidental misinformation that’s at the other blogs. Appreciate your sharing this best doc.

  57. It’s a shame you don’t have a donate button! I’d certainly donate to this superb blog! I guess for now i’ll settle for bookmarking and adding your RSS feed to my Google account. I look forward to new updates and will share this website with my Facebook group. Chat soon!

  58. I don’t even know how I ended up here, but I thought this post was good. I do not know who you are but definitely you’re going to a famous blogger if you are not already 😉 Cheers!

  59. I really wanted to write down a brief note so as to express gratitude to you for these magnificent tactics you are placing here. My long internet research has at the end of the day been honored with sensible facts to exchange with my pals. I ‘d point out that we visitors actually are very much lucky to be in a fine place with very many outstanding individuals with very helpful tips and hints. I feel rather blessed to have used your webpage and look forward to many more amazing times reading here. Thank you once again for everything.

  60. One thing I would like to reply to is that fat burning plan fast is possible by the appropriate diet and exercise. Ones size not only affects appearance, but also the complete quality of life. Self-esteem, depressive disorder, health risks, and also physical ability are damaged in an increase in weight. It is possible to just make everything right and at the same time having a gain. Should this happen, a medical problem may be the culprit. While too much food instead of enough workout are usually at fault, common health conditions and trusted prescriptions can greatly add to size. Many thanks for your post in this article.

  61. Do you mind if I quote a couple of your articles as long as I provide credit and sources back to your website? My website is in the very same area of interest as yours and my users would definitely benefit from some of the information you present here. Please let me know if this alright with you. Cheers!

  62. Hey very nice blog!! Man .. Beautiful .. Amazing .. I’ll bookmark your site and take the feeds also…I am happy to find numerous useful info here in the post, we need develop more techniques in this regard, thanks for sharing. . . . . .

  63. I am really impressed with your writing skills and also with the layout on your blog. Is this a paid theme or did you customize it yourself? Either way keep up the excellent quality writing, it’s rare to see a nice blog like this one today..

  64. I’ve recently started a web site, the info you provide on this website has helped me greatly. Thanks for all of your time & work. “‘Tis our true policy to steer clear of permanent alliances with any portion of the foreign world.” by George Washington.

  65. I loved as much as you will receive carried out right here. The sketch is attractive, your authored material stylish. nonetheless, you command get got an impatience over that you wish be delivering the following. unwell unquestionably come more formerly again as exactly the same nearly very often inside case you shield this hike.

  66. Pretty section of content. I just stumbled upon your web site and in accession capital to assert that I acquire in fact enjoyed account your blog posts. Any way I will be subscribing to your feeds and even I achievement you access consistently fast.

  67. I’m not sure where you’re getting your information, but great topic. I needs to spend some time learning more or understanding more. Thanks for wonderful info I was looking for this information for my mission.

  68. Very nice post. I just stumbled upon your weblog and wanted to say that I have really enjoyed browsing your blog posts. After all I will be subscribing to your rss feed and I hope you write again soon!

  69. I precisely wanted to thank you so much once more. I’m not certain the things that I could possibly have achieved in the absence of those opinions contributed by you concerning my area of interest. It seemed to be a intimidating circumstance for me, however , discovering the very skilled fashion you processed it made me to leap over delight. Now i’m happy for your advice and in addition pray you recognize what a great job you are accomplishing educating some other people through the use of your blog. I am sure you haven’t got to know all of us.

  70. One more issue is really that video gaming has become one of the all-time greatest forms of fun for people spanning various ages. Kids have fun with video games, plus adults do, too. Your XBox 360 is just about the favorite gaming systems for people who love to have a huge variety of activities available to them, in addition to who like to relax and play live with others all over the world. Many thanks for sharing your ideas.

  71. We are a group of volunteers and opening a new scheme in our community. Your site offered us with valuable info to work on. You’ve done an impressive job and our entire community will be thankful to you.

  72. Aw, this was a really nice post. In concept I would like to put in writing like this moreover – taking time and actual effort to make a very good article… but what can I say… I procrastinate alot and in no way appear to get something done.

  73. Another important component is that if you are a mature person, travel insurance for pensioners is something that is important to really contemplate. The old you are, the more at risk you are for getting something poor happen to you while abroad. If you are certainly not covered by a number of comprehensive insurance policies, you could have many serious difficulties. Thanks for giving your advice on this blog.

  74. Something else is that while searching for a good on the internet electronics store, look for web stores that are consistently updated, maintaining up-to-date with the hottest products, the perfect deals, as well as helpful information on goods and services. This will ensure you are handling a shop which stays atop the competition and provides you things to make knowledgeable, well-informed electronics buying. Thanks for the significant tips I have really learned through the blog.

  75. I blog often and I genuinely appreciate your information. This great
    article has truly peaked my interest. I am going to take a note of your blog and
    keep checking for new information about once a week.
    I subscribed to your Feed too.

    Also visit my website … tracfone

  76. Thanks for these pointers. One thing I additionally believe is always that credit cards featuring a 0 apr often entice consumers in zero rate, instant endorsement and easy over-the-internet balance transfers, but beware of the most recognized factor that will certainly void your own 0 easy neighborhood annual percentage rate and to throw you out into the poor house quickly.

  77. I have been looking for articles on these topics for a long time. casinosite I don’t know how grateful you are for posting on this topic. Thank you for the numerous articles on this site, I will subscribe to those links in my bookmarks and visit them often. Have a nice day

  78. Pingback: madridbet
  79. Thanks for your post on this web site. From my personal experience, there are occassions when softening right up a photograph could possibly provide the professional photographer with a chunk of an creative flare. Sometimes however, that soft clouds isn’t just what exactly you had at heart and can frequently spoil a normally good image, especially if you thinking about enlarging it.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

THE STAND