Do the meals include a salad bar or soups? That's how my friends and I ensured we didn't overeat while living in the dorms. We started our meals with a bowl of soup or some salad (or even just one vegetable to munch on... my neighbor always got a bowl full of green peppers, which I thought was rather odd, but it worked for her.) And of course drink a glass of water while you're eating your soup or salad. Then, when you go up for the hot food portion of the meal, you're less starving, so you're less likely to put too much food on your plate (and eat too much of that delicious, but sadly usually fattening, cafeteria food.) Though I suppose that only works for dinner because chances are you wouldn't eat salad or soup for breakfast. Hmm... I usually slept in too late to get my cafeteria's breakfast, but on the rare occasions I went, I would always get a glass of juice first. It really is amazing how much less food you'll pick up (and eat) if you're not too hungry when you reach the food line. Even if you're not getting your money's worth as much as some of the other people in the cafeteria, you'll probably feel much better than them after the meal's over!
Oh, and you mentioned that you don't eat with your roommates. Does that mean you eat with other people or alone? Because if you're eating alone, I'd recommend taking a book or schoolwork or something down with you so you can take your time eating while studying. It seems people tend to eat quicker when eating alone, so you'd be more likely to overeat (or at least that was the case in my experience), but taking your time eating while reading helps a lot with that.
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