[quote]Nate Dogg wrote:
Guess what? The “real” oatmeal is usually $1.99 if you buy the generic brand of “instant oats” that they sell at most local grocery stores. That’s for a fairly large container with more than 30 servings. You could spend about a dollar more and get the Quaker Oats brand as well.
I guarantee that the cost of the plain, instant oats is cheaper than those stupid sugar-laden flavored packets you’re buying. And 30 1/2 cup servings will last longer and be cheaper than what you’re currently doing.[/quote]
Why would I buy oatmeal if they provide exactly what you’re suggesting for me? And how is what you’re suggesting less expensive than FREE?
[quote]You don’t necessarily need a microwave if you boil some hot water and add it to the oats. However, I don’t see how you don’t have access or the ability to buy a small microwave, even if you are a poor college student.
Don’t waste your money on fast food, soda, pot, cigarettes, alcohol or going out to clubs, and I’m sure you’ll find a way to afford such things like real oatmeal and a microwave. Jeez man, you can buy a microwave for $30 these days. Stop making excuses.[/quote]
I don’t spend ANY money on anything except supplements and milk, and I still have loads of cash left over. I don’t need a microwave because the food is provided for me. And how the hell can I boil the water if I don’t own anything that can heat it? haha If I had some way to heat my water, don’t you think I would have used it to heat my oatmeal?
The only advice that is actually helpful was the last comment regarding not eating enough. The only problem is with the college that I’m at, you have to choose between pure fatty shit food, or over the top healthy. I wish there was an in between, but there isn’t. It’s either deep fried greasey fatty food, or a salad and a tuna sandwich.
And no offense intended, but did you go to college recently? Not because you sound stupid, you don’t, your advice is good, but because the meal plan is this: you can eat whenever you want to, as long as it’s in the 2-3 hour window they allow. It’s a cafeteria. Not a drive through. They serve dinner till 7, so from then till I eat breakfast I have no food. That’s why I need a HEALTHY snack for that 12 hours.