Greasy college food, totally killing my body,wtf man.

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    Nov 18, 2011 5:04 PM GMT
    So I'm slowly realizing that losing weight is getting harder now that the season is over, with taking a break from working out it is really easy to see how much it burned off what I ate. Hit the gym hard for a week with minimum results and obviously taken smaller portions. Regulation is fine and I'm getting results... What is this all leading up to?

    Why is it that in college all they serve is ridiculous amounts of carbs an cheese?! There's a salad bar the size of a toddler's crib and deli meat at said bar. If I had my own kitchen, fridge, etc. I could eat healthier and "be happy" blah blah blah. Just a 30sec typed out rant, comments or advice welcomed haha.
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    Nov 18, 2011 7:44 PM GMT
    My answers would be 30 years out of date.
    I'm sort of confused about what constitutes "college food" these days, but have not been curious enough to look into it. The last few times I've been on campus, I saw that the old cafeterias have been torn down or converted to other uses. There are a bunch of new "fast-food" franchises in the Union, but they're not beg enough to feed the campus. Where and what do people eat?
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    Nov 18, 2011 8:48 PM GMT
    mindgarden saidMy answers would be 30 years out of date.
    I'm sort of confused about what constitutes "college food" these days, but have not been curious enough to look into it. The last few times I've been on campus, I saw that the old cafeterias have been torn down or converted to other uses. There are a bunch of new "fast-food" franchises in the Union, but they're not beg enough to feed the campus. Where and what do people eat?


    Think of stuff served at a typical mall food court, just served buffet style.
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    Nov 18, 2011 8:51 PM GMT
    Pizza is a vegetable.
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    Nov 18, 2011 8:53 PM GMT
    Iceblink saidPizza is a vegetable.


    My boss brought in a birthday cake for me this year. He said, "Happy birthday! It's a carrot cake, so you could think of it as a vegetable. I didn't wanna desecrate your diet."
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    Nov 18, 2011 8:58 PM GMT
    mightymanlet said
    Iceblink saidPizza is a vegetable.


    My boss brought in a birthday cake for me this year. He said, "Happy birthday! It's a carrot cake, so you could think of it as a vegetable. I didn't wanna desecrate your diet."


    http://www.reuters.com/article/2011/11/18/us-usa-lunch-idUSTRE7AH00020111118
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    Nov 18, 2011 8:59 PM GMT
    mightymanlet said
    Iceblink saidPizza is a vegetable.


    My boss brought in a birthday cake for me this year. He said, "Happy birthday! It's a carrot cake, so you could think of it as a vegetable. I didn't wanna desecrate your diet."



    I'm just repeating what congress has said.

    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/11/16/pizza-vegetable-school-lunches-lobbyists_n_1098029.html
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    Nov 18, 2011 9:07 PM GMT
    Iceblink said
    mightymanlet said
    Iceblink saidPizza is a vegetable.


    My boss brought in a birthday cake for me this year. He said, "Happy birthday! It's a carrot cake, so you could think of it as a vegetable. I didn't wanna desecrate your diet."



    I'm just repeating what congress has said.

    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/11/16/pizza-vegetable-school-lunches-lobbyists_n_1098029.html

    I saw that yesterday when I watched Philip DeFranco's new video. It's just sad.
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    Nov 18, 2011 9:20 PM GMT
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    I saw that yesterday when I watched Philip DeFranco's new video. It's just sad.


    I heard about that too. It really is sad. But if we're now qualifying pizza as a "vegetable" because of tomato paste used to make it, wouldn't that mean pizza should be labeled as a "fruit" instead? Tomatoes are fruits. icon_rolleyes.gificon_lol.gif
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    Nov 18, 2011 9:23 PM GMT
    I get what you mean but stick with the healthy options. Don't cave in to what your friends may be eating and pick out the good choices for you. I know, 90% of the dining hall food is complete shit. Personally...my choices at the dining halls are boring but healthy.

    Pretty much stick with the salad bar, veggie burgers, chicken, and the occasional fish/beans they have.

    I know it is hard at school but just fight the urge to eat the junk. I do everyday. I save my cheat days for parties icon_razz.gif
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    Nov 18, 2011 9:27 PM GMT
    They'll serve you what is cheap and what the students said they want to eat or have shown what they like to eat.
    If you want fresh fruits and veggies get a petition going, then present your request to whoever it is that makes the menu decisions at your school.
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    Nov 18, 2011 9:27 PM GMT
    Blah blah...

    Eaten - Burned= weight gained/lost

    Eat less.
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    Nov 19, 2011 1:15 AM GMT
    FlashGreen saidSo I'm slowly realizing that losing weight is getting harder now that the season is over, with taking a break from working out it is really easy to see how much it burned off what I ate. Hit the gym hard for a week with minimum results and obviously taken smaller portions. Regulation is fine and I'm getting results... What is this all leading up to?

    Why is it that in college all they serve is ridiculous amounts of carbs an cheese?! There's a salad bar the size of a toddler's crib and deli meat at said bar. If I had my own kitchen, fridge, etc. I could eat healthier and "be happy" blah blah blah. Just a 30sec typed out rant, comments or advice welcomed haha.


    At least here in the midwest where I am, college food has gotten much, much healthier... they opened an asian stir-fry, a steak/potato place (good for primal eaters if you throw out the bun), and a really great salad bar.

    I mean, there's still the stuff-yourself-until-you-drop all you can eat option, and the cafe-line-where-you-eat-what-they-give-you, but the meal card is equally good at the healthy places on campus.

    And if you're off campus, well, I'm no longer in school but I live close to a college, and we have every kind of ethnic restaurant imaginable, four burrito places (also healthy if you choose the right ingredients), and its all within walking distance. For $25 at Meijer you can pick up a lot of organic groceries, too.

    You can always move when that option is available for you, man. Even so, there's plusses and minuses to being off-campus, too. But jeez, there should be something healthy at your school, otherwise they're really behind the times. I'm talking about 5 years ago when the healthier food options were available here. Write a bitchy letter to the school paper or the college president or something.
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    Nov 19, 2011 4:46 AM GMT
    Veggies (vegetation) can be: fruits like tomato & cukes; leaves like lettuce; roots like carrots; flowers like broccoli; etc.

    As to pizza being veggie, flashback to:

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ketchup_as_a_vegetable
    The ketchup as a vegetable controversy refers to a proposed United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Food and Drug Administration directive, early in the presidency of Ronald Reagan, that would have reclassified ketchup and pickle relish from condiments to vegetables, allowing public schools to cut out a serving of cooked or fresh vegetable from hot lunch program child-nutrition requirements
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    Nov 19, 2011 4:49 AM GMT
    FlashGreen saidS
    Why is it that in college all they serve is ridiculous amounts of carbs an cheese?


    Because it's cheap.
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    Nov 19, 2011 4:53 AM GMT
    Don_Fitandbi_de_Jersey said
    FlashGreen saidS
    Why is it that in college all they serve is ridiculous amounts of carbs an cheese?


    Because it's cheap.
    And it helps prepare the guys for that night's fart party.

    Oops I meant frat party.