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College Diet Help


#1

Hey im soon to be going up to college...wanted to know if anyone could give me a specific meal plan to follow to help me go from 160-185 in around a 4month period that deals with foods such as meat,chicken,peanut butter,veggies,fruit, things like that.

i have a 330$ a month budget, i just need a SPECIFIC 6 meal plan to follow each day and any tips on how to be sufficient in making the meals fast and what not, thanks a lot


#2

I'm going into my second year of college and this is the cheapest way I have found to maintain this lifestyle while dorming, assuming that you can make a trip to the market once a week, you have a microwave, and a fridge:

oatmeal, whey, chicken, brown rice, whole eggs, almonds, Metabolic Drive bars

Get yourself a 15 dollar rice cooker and 15 dollar George Foreman Grill from somehwere like target. I plan on cooking up a week's amount of rice on sunday and storing them in containers. As far as chicken goes, I will just grill them when I am going to eat since it only takes about 5-10 minutes, and cleanup on the George Foreman takes less than 20 seconds.

I know I should be getting in more greens but whatever.


#3

Read the school Dayz series on T-Nation by Steve Berardi it should give you a LOT to start from

Phill


#4

Are you saying 330 a month on food alone or with other expenses, and if it's not just food could you break it down so you know about how much you'll have for groceries?


#5

im not in a dorm im in an apartment so i have a full kitchen, i just want to know what i should go and buy at the grocery store tommorow witha 330$ a month budget for food


#6

$330/month. Damn, that's nice, especially for a college kid.

milk
steak
chicken
cottage cheese
yogurt
eggs, a lot!
rice
bread
fruit
veggies
olive oil
cheese


#7

hahhahahaha i just went out before i saw this and baught exactly everything on that list except for bread and yogurt. and olive oil is fukin expensive.


#8

Olive oil is cheap compared to salad dressings. Add vinegar and a few herbs and it's better tasting than any other dressing and it's way healthier.

Stu