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October 12, 2009

Dear Mark: How to Stay Healthy in College

By Mark Sisson
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College students and healthy lifestyle. On the one hand it seems like the ultimate contradiction. Pizza boxes, Red Bull cans, Doritos bags, beer bottles, Captain Crunch at every cafeteria meal. They’re as much a cultural vision of college as John Belushi’s sweatshirt. If there were a Primal no man’s land, you’d think the residential campus experience would at least be a top contender. Nonetheless, college needn’t be the physical wasteland it’s made out to be. And, let’s be honest: most students do not really live/eat/drink this way. As many students exercise regularly and eat decently as send their bodies through the wringer during their college careers. Nonetheless, campus living is its own kind of existence, and it presents its own challenges for maintaining a Primal routine. Not surprisingly, I get emails from college readers asking for tips on how to live a healthy lifestyle. Here’s one:

I love your blog and try to stick to my own modified version of the blueprint whenever possible, but lately I’ve been finding it a lot harder. I just started undergrad, and besides having less free time, I’m finding it harder to eat primal foods and snacks in a dining hall. Any tips for college students on how to stay primal? Any advice would be appreciated. Thanks for all the great help!

Anna

This is an especially timely subject for me, since my daughter just started college this fall. She went armed with a few strategies that have served her well, and the transition has taught her to be flexible in making a healthy life for herself. With some inspiration from her and other friends’ experiences, here are some tips for our college crowd. As I always say, let’s break it down….

College Dining

The dining hall of course can be a blessing and a curse. You have ready access to a fairly wide variety of options, and (let’s face it) you don’t have to prepare anything yourself. Nonetheless, the majority of cafeteria food is decidedly un-Primal. You’ll clearly need to break from the typical patterns (like those eight glasses of milk so many athletes fill their trays with) and learn some strategic foraging techniques to scavenge the best in meats and veggies. (On a side note, you’ll actually be getting more of your money’s worth than a student who hits the cereal bins at every meal.)

Get the lay of the land.

Figure out what food lines/stations are the best sources for meats and veggies, your Primal staples of course. Of course the salad bar will be top on this list, and the main course offerings will usually include some kind of meat dish (which might need de-bunning or other adaptation). Is there a stir fry station? Soup counter? Sandwich section with meats you can mix in with a Primal salad? Learn to see the stations as less than meal offerings than ingredient sources for your own creative mixing (e.g. chicken from the stir fry station on a fresh salad) And don’t forget the vegetarian section. Although pasta, soy and rice usually reign supreme here, you can sometimes find a good vegetable stew or side dish. Get a sense of the weekly patterns in food offerings, and adjust your strategy and anticipated menu accordingly.

Use the suggestion box (or better yet get to know the director of food services).

Don’t be hesitant about lobbying food service with some of your ideas. They genuinely want to hear from students, and they’ll especially love getting health conscious suggestions. Granted, they have to keep the bottom line in mind, but they’ll likely at least work out some compromise offerings.

Get out and explore.

Some colleges offer partial board arrangements (so many meals a week) or use an account balance that students tap into for each visit to the cafeteria, campus coffee shop, student union “grill” or other campus outpost. This kind of flexibility can allow you to get some grub off campus when you need a break from the dining hall fare. (Probably any student, Primal or not, could agree with this.) Check out what the surrounding neighborhood has to offer for a quick bite, or hop on the bus and expand your horizons. Although it’s possible to find a good surprise or two at local burger joints, check out ethnic eateries, independent delis and the eclectic hole in the wall type diners. You’ll likely find more budget-conscious menus as well as varied food selections. Create your own collection of off-campus options that you can access when needed.

Keep your own stash.

It could be as simple as a tub of Primal protein bars for the early morning run to your 8:00 class, or it could mean skipping the meal plan entirely if you like to cook for yourself. Even if you don’t want to nix the cafeteria all together, keep some basics on hand like fresh fruit, nuts, nut butter, and eggs. I’d recommend having a good supplement on hand too. It can help cover you on compromised days and just add to your overall defenses against stress and the latest bug circulating among the campus population.

Preempt social temptation.

Thursday night pizza, weekend chips and beer, Sunday night pizza. Am I sensing a pattern here? Eat before you head out on the town or to the “gathering” in the next dorm over. Stash your own snack or play host yourself for a small group that doesn’t mind your Primal eccentricities. As for alcohol, of course there are more reasons than the Primal Blueprint to limit or abstain. Nonetheless, it’s not a bad reminder.

A few notes on other aspects of campus living…

Exercise

Just about every campus has a decent gym that’s free to full-time students. Access isn’t an issue, but time can be. My daughter likes to go either in between classes in the afternoon (when she doesn’t feel she’ll be as productive studying) or early in the evening before she hits the books again. The key is to find times that consistently work for you and make the date. As busy as college can be, students are oftentimes derailed by the lack of schedule more than the actual lack of time itself. It’s too easy to keep putting things (like exercise) off because there’s so much “open” time. Make the gym (or local trail/bike path/climbing wall/etc.) a fixed part of your week. Nonetheless, make it fun too. Join an intramural sport or try out a campus yoga class. Enjoy working out as a break from the daily grind.

Sleep

Just about every college student I’ve ever met is guilty on this count. Though you’re young, you’re still human like the rest of us. Staying up late to study, carouse or probe the meaning of existence will eventually catch up with you. (And, yes, I say this in part from personal experience.) Not only will you feel like crap physically, you’ll suffer cognitively. (So much for late night cramming.) Your brain ultimately needs sleep to function. Why would you starve it? During sleep your brain catalogs the information it’s received in a day (everything from Bio 101 lecture material to social interactions). It helps put together the big picture (“All right, maybe my roommate isn’t such an idiot.”) and frees up space for new information (“Onto the next chapter of organic chemistry.”). Of course, sleep is also crucial for your immune system. Do yourself a favor and go to sleep an hour earlier. (And try to do it in bed instead of slobbering all over your text books.) It might spare you five days of misery and two missed exams.

Stress

A friend of mine who works in student life at a nearby university absolutely dreads the month of March each year. The stress finally hits such a high point, she explains, that it’s like an all out campus melt down. Campus officials see a spike in roommate conflicts, residence write-ups, campus arrests, counseling usage and health clinic visits. The real need for spring break, she says, is to get everybody the hell out of the fish bowl for a week. (Thanksgiving break, she says, offers the same respite during fall semester.) A combination of academic anxiety, social tension, roommate issues, sleep deprivation and cabin fever is eventually too much. The wheels just come off the bus. Of course March and late November aren’t the only times stress reigns on college campuses. The key to keeping stress manageable is to maintain equilibrium as much as possible. Keep on top of your work, get enough rest, stay healthy and get off campus now and then. It’s a cycle you choose: procrastination leads to cramming, leads to poor sleep, leads to stress. Alternatively, keeping up allows for a manageable schedule with time for exercise and adequate sleep, which allows for a healthy and sustainable balance that will keep you sane while others are hanging from the rafters gnashing their teeth over midterms. Not exactly the kind of picture you see in the campus guidebooks now, is it?

Last but not least, and as you can imagine, I’d recommend picking up a copy of my new book, The Primal Blueprint, to any new college student. It contains the framework for a long and healthy life that I wish I would have had 40 years ago. I know many Mark’s Daily Apple readers feel likewise. (If only, right?…)

Let me know what you do/have done to balance a Primal lifestyle with student life. And good luck to all of you starting or continuing college this fall. Thanks as always for all your questions, and keep ‘em coming!

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Jedi
Jedi
6 years 11 months ago

I just wanted to say how cool it is that we have a good number of teens and college age young adults on the forum here. How great that they are even asking the questions that Anna did here 🙂

Brian C.
Brian C.
6 years 11 months ago
Hey Mark, my name is Brian and I’m a 22-yearold college student at the University of Central Florida. I’ve been living the Primal lifestyle for about 5 months now, ever since my friend Cody turned me on to it. 185lbs then 155lbs now, 18% body fat. I live in an apartment complex near school and I find that it’s so simple to stock the fridge up with lots of veggies and meat; cooking every meal for myself really helps to know exactly what’s going into it. I usually make a Big Primal Salad for the times then I know I’ll… Read more »
Aaron R
Aaron R
6 years 11 months ago

Hey Brian,

I’m a grad student here at UCF. I’m probably one of the only other people in the gym that use the kettlebells the way they were meant to. Do hand stand pushups, Bridges, and pistols. I’m working on getting my food more primal. I haven’t found ANYONE else like that in the almost 6 years I’ve been here. hit me up iobsolescenti at yahoo dot com

Brandon
Brandon
6 years 11 months ago
I’ve been following this blog for a little over two months now, and I finished reading The Primal Blueprint last week. The insights of Mark and the MDA community are sobering and invaluable. The peer pressure of college makes it difficult to live a healthy life. I find that the easiest way to eat healthy during school is to cook and grocery shop individually for yourself, rather than with your roommates or friends. It’s much easier to avoid temptation when there aren’t other people grabbing for the pre-made microwaveable meals and pizzas. Plus, when you buy fresh food, you can… Read more »
Kari
Kari
6 years 11 months ago
I think the hardest part of studentlife (or life in general) is when friends want to hook up and socialize – they always go for the “food that isn’t food” – loading up on potatochips, candy, pizza and the like. I purposely keep myself less around my friends at evenings for this reason. Luckily – I have a kitchen I share with 6 people at a studentvillage here in Oslo, and have some fridge and freezer place for real , and nutritious, food. My roomates are pretty cool about my diet – though they are seemingly nevver ging to let… Read more »
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Joe Bernard
Joe Bernard
6 years 11 months ago
Brandon: Pull a Rocky and sprint with boots uphill in the snow, heh. I’m a junior at Villanova and I have a kitchen in my apartment on-campus, so it’s easy to eat Primal. But for those who don’t have one, I highly recommend keeping your own stash, like Mark said. For my freshman and sophomore years, I had a mini fridge and kept nuts, nut butters, fruit, beef jerky, vegetables, HB eggs, and leftovers from home in my room. The nuts/nut butters saved me because I could rarely find a good source of fat for most of my meals. Also,… Read more »
JustinKN
JustinKN
6 years 11 months ago
Hey Mark, I’m a 21-year-old college student at the University of Florida. Though it takes some effort and planning, as well as a lot of dedication, once you get primal/paleo eating down it becomes habit. Switching for 6 meals a day to 2 or 3 (and sometimes one) really helps for meal planning. For anyone living on campus I recommend upping fat intake (buy a big tub of tallow from US wellness, keeps at room temp. for years) and cutting meals down to maybe just one or two a day. Makes life a whole lot easier and when you have… Read more »
Anders
6 years 11 months ago

Hey Mark, I’m a fully primal student at UPenn and ive found it really isnt that difficult to keep it up. Our dining halls are about 80% locally grown organic food. They also have take-out boxes that i load up with veggies, take back to my place and grill up some chicken to put on top of.
The best thing is like you said, get a lay of the land, and plan out what your meals will be so you don’t end up having to compromise on the fly.
and p.s. canned tuna is a life saver in the dorm 🙂

Ben Faber
6 years 11 months ago
I’m a senior at UC Santa Barbara and live off-campus. I’m fortunate to go to school in an area that has great farmers markets. Every Sunday I bike to the farmers market and pick up at least fresh, local, organic vegetables. Sometimes I will spend $4/dozen on eggs or buy some grass-fed beef, but most of the time I purchase 5 dozen eggs for a little over $5 from Costco and whole chickens for 99 cents/pound at Albertson’s. But after recently seeing the documentary Food Inc., I’ve made a decision to buy as much as I can from the farmers… Read more »
JustinKN
JustinKN
6 years 11 months ago

I’m more of a canned salmon man myself.

PS. I am actually Tim Tebow. My name and avatar are all a front.

…gasp.

Anne
6 years 11 months ago
Awesome, Mark! I’m a third year at the University of Texas at Austin, still living on campus with no kitchen, and it can be tough! I’ve been following the site since the summer and I got your book last month. I’ve had a sugar addiction since I can remember, but I’m workig really hard on breaking it. I find myself eating a lot of eggs, both scrambled and hard boiled, and frequenting the salad bar. I am able to go to the grocery store this year, so I also buy nuts, fruit, veggies, and I recently bought some canned sardines!… Read more »
Joel
Joel
6 years 11 months ago
Mark, I’m a 20 year old college student that has been reading your website for around a year. So the second semester of last year I tried to go as primal as I could while eating at campus dining halls. It was somewhat difficult, but not at all impossible. Some of the tips that you give are very helpful: stick to the salad section, etc. The cool part about having an all you can eat dining hall(as I did) is that you can make some really cool salad combos that I can’t make now that I live off-campus. Now that… Read more »
Kirsten
Kirsten
6 years 11 months ago
A step up from intramural sports would be traveling club teams. Pretty much all decent-sized universities have ultimate frisbee teams at this point, and they are used to teaching complete beginners to the sport. I probably would have sat on my ass through the winters at college if I hadn’t been dragging myself to practices multiple times a week, and feeling so much the better for it. You could also look for local community rec leagues. I know a lot of bigger cities (and even a fair number of smaller college towns) have ultimate frisbee winter leagues that are very… Read more »
alice
alice
6 years 11 months ago
Thanks for this post! I found out yesterday (by looking through the ingredient list they gave to a super-allergic hallmate) that my university puts margarine in everything! Forget macaroon bars, even the brussels sprouts have it! Pretty much ruined my day. My school (Brown) has hamburgers as an option every day, and though I know they’re unlikely to be grass-fed, I grab one of them and slap a bunch of salad stuff on top for breakfast/lunch. (I’ve been doing the 11-5 IF thing since last week and it’s been awesome, by the way.) Honestly, it’s a lot easier for me… Read more »
Accipiter Circus
Accipiter Circus
6 years 11 months ago
I’m a Junior at UC Davis and I’ve been Primal for over a year. Last year I was doing primal workout with the gymanstics ring and pullup bar that I made in my apartment with some extra weights. Eating right really isn’t a tough thing that I’ve found and Intermittent Fasting is awesome during midterms and finals (especially going into a final without having eaten for a day…really helps with focus). I’m an early riser naturally and usually fall asleep around 10 at night so I get between 8-9 hours of sleep a night. Sleeping isn’t hard after school, work,… Read more »
Zoe
Zoe
6 years 11 months ago
Despite the obvious difficulties, trying to be primal in college is a great exercise because you learn to develop habits that will stick for the rest of your life. You also learn to be primal in less convenient circumstances (no kitchen, roommates who eat pizza, dining halls with limited options), so it will only get easier when you have more control over your living situation. I go to school in NYC and take advantage of Greenmarket, where I get all of my fruits, vegetables, meat, fish, eggs, and cheese. It forces me to eat a lot of vegetables (as they… Read more »
Martin P.
Martin P.
6 years 11 months ago

I am a full-time student at FAU and the Primal lifestyle is actually pretty easy for me to follow. I live off-campus at home and most of the time I just IF during school hours, which I have two days a week. The only problem I ever encounter is massive amounts of beer. It’s really no problem though since I barely have to drink any to get to my limit.

BigBeck89
BigBeck89
6 years 11 months ago

easiest primal law to follow as a college student…walk a ton! especially with a big campus.

hardest thing for me isnt choosing the food, its affording it. I do have a job but it barley covers food. I cope by making sure my animal foods are relatively clean(no hormones/antibiotics but not always grass fed/pastured) and veggies arent always certified organic(sometimes they are locally grown but not certified)

Griff
Griff
6 years 11 months ago
I’m a college student as well – third-year grad student in SoCal – and I make a point of always having eggs, bacon, ground beef, etc. available. I used to be a chronic eat-outer, and when I started Primal, I’d moan about how much it cost to buy all this stuff until I realized that hey, I got a two-pound pork tenderloin from Trader Joe’s for thirteen bucks – that’s two meals right there. The same thing in a restaurant would have cost me twice what I paid for the meat, and I have a crockpot and an oven, so… Read more »
paleo_piper
6 years 11 months ago
Am I the only one who made sure to get enough sleep in college? I never crammed studied or pulled an all-nighter. Sleep took a priority over studying. I went to class and took good notes and paid attention so I didn’t have to study as much. Problem with cramming is you shove in too much information and can’t recall it later. I can still remember a lot of information I gleaned in college, but not many of my peers. Though, I lived off-campus and was responsible for cooking my own meals. I wasn’t primal then, or even close to… Read more »
BigBeck89
BigBeck89
6 years 11 months ago

nope i get plenty of sleep too!

Tara
6 years 11 months ago
What a great post! Our daughter is off to University next year and we’ve been having conversations about food options. I’m a big fan of the dehydrator for travel. I plan on experimenting with some pemmican and jerky recipes. For fat, I’ll send her with some bison tallow, ghee, and coconut oil as it’s all very stable. I figure that if I can get her the healthy fats and some of her protein she should be o.k. Organic veggies are in almost every supermarket or farmer’s market now. I also like the idea of soaking, sprouting, dehydrating some nuts for… Read more »
Eve M
Eve M
6 years 11 months ago
Going Primal isn’t really all that difficult when you’re at college-I started during the last two months of my sophomore year at Duke University. In fact, my hardest times are at home when my mom tries to ply me with fresh peach cobblers! Probably the biggest problems I have are food quality and the social pressure. Duke University requires a meal plan for all its on-campus residents, so I’m forced to eat a lot on campus. Although there is one eatery devoted to organic/local foods, it’s also geared to the whole grain/vegetarian/vegan crowd, so I can rarely find things there… Read more »
Medicman
6 years 11 months ago

Really great article. I remember my time in college and I discovered both perspectives. In the end I was used to do some workout and tried to eat healthy food. In my experience studiying and learning was easier this way.

Lauren B
6 years 11 months ago
Hey Mark, I’m a fourth year college student. Luckily we have a Whole Foods right next to our campus, and a Farmer’s Market every Friday afternoon at the university hospital. I stock up on snacks including carrots, apples, greek yogurt, and an array of spices from the spice bins at Whole Foods. I do consume grains like quinoa and buckwheat flour. 1/4 cup quinoa made with coconut, stevia, hemp protein powder, flax meal, canned pumpkin, goji berries, and a little honey (if I’m relaxed with the carbs that day) is such a tasty quick breakfast that you can make in… Read more »
Dan
Dan
6 years 11 months ago
Alice hinted at something that I think is definitely another variable to consider when filling your tray at the dining hall: food origin, freshness, and quality. There’s a lot of variation in the quality of on-campus dining from school to school, and I’m guessing that the type of ingredients (organic, free-range, etc) and their freshness varies with this as well. It’s worth finding out which, if any, of their meats are grass-fed and/or organic, fish are wild, produce is organic, etc. My school (uchicago) even had different quality ingredients for different dining halls on campus, so this is something else… Read more »
Sohee
6 years 11 months ago
Hey Mark, Thanks for the post! I’m a college sophomore, so I’ve had one year of experience with college dining halls. Everything you mentioned rings true, and yes, we do have to go slightly out of our way to make sure that we are still able to eat healthily. Protein powder does help out a ton in a pinch, but most of the time I hung around the salad bar. Eventually, I ended up talking to the chef and requested to have some plain chicken breasts grilled for me everyday (no added oils or sauces). Worked great. I exercised in… Read more »
Miguel Garza
6 years 11 months ago
Hey Mark, I’ve been following your site for about 6 months now. I started doing primal over the summer and I just came back to law school starting this fall. As busy as school is I’ve found that a lot of what you recommend is all possible. I CrossFit about 5-6 times a week. The way I handle meals is by cooking and preparing all my meals for the week on Sundays. I also make sure to get my 8-9 hours of sleep. I receive criticism from all the other students everyday as most of them scarf down sandwiches and… Read more »
Kimberly Birch, Nutrition & Weight Loss Coach
Thanks for the great article, Mark! Back when I was in college, if you lived in the dorms you were REQUIRED to be on a campus meal plan. That was so awful! There was virtually nothing of nutritional value. The meats and veggies were poorly (over) cooked, the salads were iceberg with few nutrients. The only things that tasted halfway good were the desserts and the french fries. The best thing I ever did for my health was to get an apartment off-campus. But my first two years of on-campus living certainly took its toll on me. Thanks for giving… Read more »
Anna
Anna
6 years 11 months ago

Hey Mark!
Thanks so much for answering my question so quickly! I’ve already started using some of your advice, and so far so good. Thanks for the help!

Anna

Rose
Rose
6 years 11 months ago
Hi Mark! Many thanks for this post; it’s good to see that I’m not alone! I’ve been following a strict Paleo lifestyle for a couple of years, and for the longest time thought I must be the only one under 25 doing so! I’m 19 and just started college in the UK. I’m originally from LA though, and (secretly) I sometimes miss Whole Foods more than I miss my family! I was able to get a self-catering dorm and can cook all my own food – the trouble is finding anything of quality. “Healthy” unfortunately equates to “not particularly, we… Read more »
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kev
kev
6 years 6 months ago
great article i go to kennesaw state. I live in a house right off campus and eat pretty much 100% primal. Mostly organic as well. We have a mandatory meal plan but i dont eat it. I just give my brother or his friends meals or barter with them. I am very lucky. A local farmer has a drop off very close to my school and there is a harrys farmers market(whole foods basically) 10 minutes down the highway as well as 2 other natural foods store locations. I am still trying to find the best mix and cheaper options… Read more »
Rob
Rob
6 years 4 months ago

Definitely agree with eve M

My dorms are equipped with kitchens and we have the opportunity to cook our own foods. There are no organic places nearby so the quality of the food suffers but cooking your own meal definitely puts you in control.
(Not something you look forward to doing after a day full of classes might).

Sam
Sam
6 years 1 month ago

what should we do about eating in the cafeteria regarding grass fed, organic meats? im really worries about this :S

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Teresa
Teresa
5 years 7 months ago
I’m a sophomore at Rutgers University and I just started eating primal. My eating used to be all over the place but I love primal. I keep stashes of HB eggs, coconut milk, nut butters, nuts and dark chocolate in my room and the salad bar is a life-saver at the dining hall since I still am in a dorm. Even though I know the meat I eat is nowhere close to organic or grass-fed, I try and make do. Keep up the great advice and anyone in the New Brunswick area should reply, there aren’t any Primal students around… Read more »
Jon
Jon
5 years 5 months ago
I’m a senior at Washu and it’s good to know there’s other primal college people out there. I live in my own apartment so I can cook my own food which is really nice. My checkout person at the grocery store always asks why I’m buying so many eggs and meat. I generally try to avoid the dining halls, but usually if you can find a salad and go to the grill to get them to cook up some meat, it’s alright. My biggest catch is drinking. I’m not sure I can give that up personally because going out makes… Read more »
Charlie
Charlie
5 years 5 months ago
I know this is an old post but I have a question for Mark (or anyone I guess who could answer!) I graduate in two weeks so it’s not too big of a deal as I’ll finally be living with a kitchen but I’ve only just started trying to live more Primally. I’ve started going to the dining hall in the morning for takeout breakfast and getting a large omelette (meant and veggies) and a heaping pile of bacon. My question is this: because my dining hall obviously uses veggie oils, should I forgoe my attempts at Paleo while still… Read more »
erica
erica
5 years 4 months ago

Anybody here going to University of AZ?

charli
charli
5 years 2 months ago

I’m a residential student at my uni, and have been looking for ways to avoid the usual pitfalls.
We are required to attend 2 to 3 campus meals a week. Usually the salads are pre-loaded with dressing and the meat has processed carbs and sauces mixed with it.
If you speak to the chef in advance, they are more than happy to prepare an alternate meal for you.

sarah
5 years 1 month ago

great site! really good tips for stay healthy. I came across another really cool site that is for college kids that sells personal care and cleaning essentials delivered to their door. Its called FlowisClean.com check them out!

Kyle
Kyle
5 years 36 minutes ago

Joining a Fraternity was the best choice to help me push on with the primal life. Having full access to a commercial kitchen (not to mention rent is about 1/2 the price = more money for quality food). They also provide outlets for play. I can walk around the house anytime of the day and grab 3-4 guys to go outside and play some sort of sport. Def worth it to check out some chapters for anyone interested.

Yvonne
Yvonne
4 years 11 months ago
I know this post is old, but I see some fairly recent comments on it so I’ll have a go too. I go to UC Berkeley and the way our meal plan works is 1250 points per semester that we can spend anyway we want at the dining halls, convenience stores, and restaurants on campus. Meals in the dining halls are 6-8pts. depending on the meal and they charge you .75pts. if you want a to-go box. Some people think the .75 isn’t worth spending but it TOTALLY IS!!! I can fill up a box and get 2 meals out… Read more »
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I have currently begun grad school and our hours are intense! In addition, we are not able to use the meal plans at our school. I love eating primal and enjoy precooking and planning meals for the week (cooked on the weekend while I have time), but most of the meals I plan for the week are so inconvenient (ex: grilled pork chops with peaches). I’ve been making spinach bread and nori for sandwiches and wraps, but I am getting bored with the same routine. Do you have any other suggestions for me? p.s. power bars, nutrition bars, supplements, smoothies,… Read more »
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