If I stop going to the gym/excersizing for 3-4 weeks will I gain weight?

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  1. fatty2slim

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    Hii alll, just a question.

    Basically, during the past week (7 days I think, since I joined the gym) I've been regularly going to the gym and working out hardcore. BUT...

    It has just dawned upon me that my exams are just 3 weeks away (FINAL YEAR UNI!!) :cry:And these are really realllyy important if I want to achieve a 2:1 overall so much material to cover... so I have to (unfortunately) discontinue excersize/gym for 3 weeks.. will I gain weight if I carry on eating healthily???

    This is so frustrating :(

    xxx
     
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    It really depends on the food you eat. If you allow yourself more food because of the exercise you do to maintain your current weight, then you may put on a bit of weight. I really don't think that it will be a noticeable amount in the time period though, and really do not think you have anything to worry about.

    You want to do well in your exams; there is no point in cutting down on the calories too much, you will only be hungry and distracted in your exams.

    You seem so keen on getting a good degree, even if you do gain a few pounds, your degree is for life, your weight isn't. Eat healthy, don't panic about your weight at the moment, your studies should have you're attention.

    Hope this helps x
     
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    I totally agree with the previous poster. I'm a student, (although on a year out this year), and I always find that around this time with deadlines coming up, etc, I have to just forget the diet. I tend to have to just eat whatever I'm craving/fancy. I do normally go for a walk/run if I find that my mind is wandering too much, just for 10 mins to refocus. I go without music so I'm thinking about my work.

    I think you'll be fine, you seem really conscious about your weight so I think you'll be okay. Just focus on your work, and good luck!
     
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    hey i am also worried about this!! i have exams 2 weeks away and not only do i worry about dropping the exercise but revision tends to make me binge on choocolate!! arrggh x
     
  6. fatty2slim

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    Thanks for the replies guys!

    Serya - I am intending on eating healthily, during exam period I lose my appetite and can't eat when i'm really stressed, so not worried about over-eating/binging! x

    Nati_jade - You're right, I am VERY concious about my weight, because ever since I can remember I have never been this light, and i'm not going to give up now when so close to the 10st mark lol x

    Glasgow_celtic - Aww good luck chick! I hate exams so much! So much stress, try to focus and I hope you'll do well! x
     
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    Thats actually a really good idea!
     
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    Thanks! Good luck with your exams too!! Hopefully these will be my very last exams ever :)

    The stress of exams always has a neg effect o my weight and I know for a fact I will gain, but after that I am free to exercise as much as i want with no exams to worry about! Cant wait xx
     
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    I'm in exactly the same situation as well. Exams start on 28th, so I'll not be frequenting the gym. However I am going to try and control what I eat. Emphasis on the "TRY". Good Luck
    Joe x
     
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    Ahh, good to know i'm not alone!

    Good luck all, final year uni exams darn it! So much stress, it's like I physically cannot eat, even if my stomach tells me otherwise! :(

    So much stress, and thanks for all the ideas =)
     
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    You won't gain weight as long as your calorie intake is under your BMR, and if there's a large enough defecit you may even lose some still.

    I'm a student too, though I'm a first year (mature student - exams in like 6 weeks or so). I always find that at the end of a hardcore revision day, excercising actually helps me destress and I guess I'm lucky my local pool is open until 10:30. Remember though, you still need to balance your life as stress can have a negative effect as well - excercise can help relieve this. Studies have actually shown that taking a break and going for a walk can actually be beneficial to the revision process.
     
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