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3/25/13 10:51 P

-big salad with mixed raw veggies and fresh deli meat
-broth based soups
-burger minus the bun

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3/25/13 8:43 P

Thanks so much :)

DIDS70 Posts: 5,368
3/25/13 1:00 P

Mind you this was a rather long time ago, but I lost a ton of weight eating in the dining halls.

Our dining hall had an awesome salad bar with lots of choices so i made different types of salads for lunch and had a large one for dinner. I would put my protein source on top of the salad-- sometimes they had chicken or beef roast cut up on the bar. Depending on what they had in the hot line, i would go for the undressed chicken or roast beef. I didn't like how they did their fish so I steered away from that.
For breakfast, I would have 1/2 a bagel with peanut butter. (I was never into cream cheese, because I never cared much for dairy, but that could be an option too.) I may have done a waffle. If you like eggs that may be an option for you depending on how they are cooked.

luckily I worked in the dining hall and knew the cooks really well. If they didn't have grilled chicken that day, I would ask for one and they made it for me.

Personally I thought eating in the dining halls were easier than trying to find time to make my own dishes since I lived in the dorms all four years anyway. No dishes to wash, no menus to plan. I also think colleges are getting better with choices. There are a lot of different lifestyles on a campus.
How would your dining halls do with special requests?

BUNNYKICKS Posts: 2,395
3/25/13 12:57 P

This article cropped up in my sidebar feed just the other day, which might be of some use to you!

Goal 1 - break 200 (46 pounds lost)**DONE**
Goal 2 - leave obesity behind (BMI 29.9, at 185#) **DONE**
Goal 3 - BMI = Normal (154# or less)
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3/25/13 12:39 P

I am finishing my junior year at college. I think I've done an ok job managing my weight, but I feel like I'm slowly gaining weight due to eating too much and not enough exercise. It's hard to work out, so I'm trying to watch what I eat. My dining hall's gotten better at offering healthier stuff, like lots of veggies & fresh soup, & sandwhich stuff like deli meats & cheeses. They also always offer burgers, pizza, hotdogs, & grilled cheese. Anyone have ideas for meals I can make myself in the dining hall that fill me up that are low in calories?

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