I recently wrote about my experience with weight loss. I wrote about the three things that helped me lose weight sensibly but also allowed me to keep it off in the long run. After drastically yo-yo dieting my way through 2nd and 3rd year at university it was a such a relief to ditch the diet and find a lifestyle that not only works but also makes me feel good about myself. The reason I wanted to lose weight in the first place was because I put on quite a lot of weight in my first semester at university. I think that this is very common and the typical student lifestyle really does throw together the optimum conditions for weight gain. Blissfully unaware, I put on 2 stone very easily in just a few months. Perhaps I could have been a little more mindful about my lifestyle and not put on so much weight so quickly had I been more aware of how easily it might happen… maybe, maybe not… Anyhow, I wanted to write about some of the reasons why one might gain weight at university. I like to think it may be of use to anyone starting university this coming September.