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  • #16
    Originally posted by namelesswonder View Post
    Just saw this and felt I should comment: most campuses have rules against using those kinds of devices in the dorm room due to fire safety concerns. Hot plates specifically were listed as a banned item for the dorms I lived in.
    I guess things have changed since i went to college! Maybe these devices can be used in a main area and not behind locked doors in a dorm room? I guess it all depends on the situation.

    Good to hear someone is willing to meet with you! I will see what I can dig up in the next few hours. I have a son with gluten intolerance (tested negative for celiac). The only way they could definitely say if my son DIDN'T have celiac disease was to do a biopsy. The bloodwork came back negative. It is not a definite rule-out for celiac. I went by symptom reduction when he was GF. It was remarkable. So, our pediatrician would go to bat for us under most circumstances. I hope your MD will, too!
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    GOAL: to live to be a healthy and active 100


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    • #17
      Originally posted by namelesswonder View Post
      Just saw this and felt I should comment: most campuses have rules against using those kinds of devices in the dorm room due to fire safety concerns. Hot plates specifically were listed as a banned item for the dorms I lived in.

      To the OP: does your dining hall have a grill? You could probably stock up on some plain grilled chicken to refrigerate for a few days. If the burgers don't have gluten, you could grab some plain burger patties too.
      Yes, our new fire marshall is a complete ass. It used to be practical to keep that stuff and I had a crock pot and rice cooker last year. This year, they actually dug through our rooms and took all the forbidden items.

      There is a grill and I end up going there a lot and throw out the buns. The problem with all the "grab extra" suggestions is time. They actually provide containers so we can do this, but our dining halls are not buffet style so I have to wait in line for each little portion of food. I can barely get a decent meal on my 30 min lunch break, much less stand in enough lines to get an extra meal. I understand having grab extra portions, and I often do at dinner, but given how much effort I put into my health, they should at least be willing to meet me halfway. I'm asking for much less than I deserve.

      And thanks for the links and suggestions. I really appreciate it.

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      • #18
        Please keep us posted! I am hopeful that the nutritionist will understand that you don't need a medical diagnosis to have an issue with what food goes in your body; government subsidized or not! I don't expect them to create a new menu for you, but they should have options or an opt out.
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        Start date: 7-5-12
        5'3"
        121lbs
        GOAL: to live to be a healthy and active 100


        "In health there is freedom. Health is the first of all liberties."
        Henri Frederic Amiel

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        • #19
          Well, I just got back from my meeting. The nutritionist was really understanding and accommodating. A complete 180 from our director of dining who rejected my appeal in the first place. I explained my situation and my preferred dietary habits and she had no problem recommending that my meal plan be switched. I didn't even have to use any science or any of the arguments I had prepared. In his email, the director said he'd defer to her decision, so I should be all set. It will take up to a week to change, but I'm just glad it worked out well. Thanks everyone for the support.

          Bonus: I'm also saving about $2000 in loans with this plan.
          Last edited by NowhereMan; 09-14-2012, 01:52 PM.

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          • #20
            God, college just gets more and more like high school (read: crappier) every year, it seems.
            Today I will: Eat food, not poison. Plan for success, not settle for failure. Live my real life, not a virtual one. Move and grow, not sit and die.

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            • #21
              Originally posted by NowhereMan View Post
              Well, I just got back from my meeting. The nutritionist was really understanding and accommodating. A complete 180 from our director of dining who rejected my appeal in the first place. I explained my situation and my preferred dietary habits and she had no problem recommending that my meal plan be switched. I didn't even have to use any science or any of the arguments I had prepared. In his email, the director said he'd defer to her decision, so I should be all set. It will take up to a week to change, but I'm just glad it worked out well. Thanks everyone for the support.

              Bonus: I'm also saving about $2000 in loans with this plan.
              Good to hear!
              “Your task is not to seek for love, but merely to seek and find all the barriers within yourself that you have built against it.” Rumi

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              • #22
                Originally posted by NowhereMan View Post
                Well, I just got back from my meeting. The nutritionist was really understanding and accommodating. A complete 180 from our director of dining who rejected my appeal in the first place. I explained my situation and my preferred dietary habits and she had no problem recommending that my meal plan be switched. I didn't even have to use any science or any of the arguments I had prepared. In his email, the director said he'd defer to her decision, so I should be all set. It will take up to a week to change, but I'm just glad it worked out well. Thanks everyone for the support.

                Bonus: I'm also saving about $2000 in loans with this plan.
                Good for you! You may want to consider contacting the school newspaper with your experience & research, going to the Student Senate/and or school board to ask for a policy change.

                If you did all three of those things (probably an hour or two out of your life), you could really help others avoid this BS, and educate the educators in the process!

                Too bad they don't pay students a teacher's wage, when the students end up being the smart ones!

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                • #23
                  Steal. You paid, they aren't providing and therefore you have a right to what's in the grocery store. Hell, this is something I'd get violent over.
                  In all of the universe there is only one person with your exact charateristics. Just like there is only one person with everybody else's characteristics. Effectively, your uniqueness makes you pretty average.

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                  • #24
                    Plus it's really easy to just walk right out without paying for something. Nobody ever expects you to walk out with a whole roast in your hand so they just assume that you bought it. Not that I would know anything about that.
                    In all of the universe there is only one person with your exact charateristics. Just like there is only one person with everybody else's characteristics. Effectively, your uniqueness makes you pretty average.

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                    • #25
                      Originally posted by NowhereMan View Post
                      Well, I just got back from my meeting. The nutritionist was really understanding and accommodating. A complete 180 from our director of dining who rejected my appeal in the first place. I explained my situation and my preferred dietary habits and she had no problem recommending that my meal plan be switched. I didn't even have to use any science or any of the arguments I had prepared. In his email, the director said he'd defer to her decision, so I should be all set. It will take up to a week to change, but I'm just glad it worked out well. Thanks everyone for the support.

                      Bonus: I'm also saving about $2000 in loans with this plan.
                      This is AWESOME. Good for you for sticking to your immediate goal and good luck with the long term ones!
                      "If man made it, don't eat it." ..Jack LaLanne
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                      If it doesn't agree with experiment, it's wrong." ..Richard Feynman

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