Surviving the dining halls

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ArtsieSarah
ArtsieSarah Posts: 129 Member
How's everyone doing on the all-you-can-eat dining halls? I'm having a really horrible time. Sometimes I try to eat healthy and the next day I'm like fk it I'm having what I want and what all my friends are having! I've already began gaining weight back that I lost doing insanity over the summer.

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  • Zainia
    Zainia Posts: 59 Member
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    Does your school only have buffet style? The school I went to last year had both timed swipes and buffet (never tried buffet lol) and the school I'm at this year is soooooooo much better because its pay for what you eat.
    If its only buffet, just remember its going to be just as many options the next day so push off having the extra treat for tomorrow...and then the tomorrow after that lol.
  • michelleskoretz
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    Hey! I totally get what you mean. My school has buffet style too and it's pretty difficult. What I do is go STRAIGHT to the salad bar and load up first. Once I fill my plate and start eating healthy foods, it's easier to remember what I'm doing. You should also try making your own veggie sandwiches (if they provide bread?). What's awesome about my cafe is that they have a veggie wrap bar! FTW. I have literally eaten nothing but veggie wraps for almost a week. No joke. But they're amazing and give you a variety of healthy foods all crammed into one tortilla! Delish and guilt-free. :)
  • ArtsieSarah
    ArtsieSarah Posts: 129 Member
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    Lately I've been doing better. This morning I had oatmeal instead of the usual french toast sticks. There are lots of healthy options but they're never as appetizing as what I would like to eat. I feel like when I go to the salad bar I have to be creative or I'll get bored of it real quick. Do you guys have any special recipes that you make in ur dining hall? I tried the veggie sandwich it is good! we have a salad bar and sandwich bar but I don't want to just stick to cold foods. I feel like all the cooked foods are unhealthy unless the grill is making fish...
  • concavity
    concavity Posts: 143 Member
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    My dining halls are pay as you swipe but we have soooo many unhealthy food choices. I went in today and got a chocolate cake since its the only appealing thing they had. It was either pizza, fried foods, calorie filled clam chowder, yogurt (which last time I ate I got sick), salad (where they don't wash greens), toast (had for lunch) or sushi that was made in the morning (ew)