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Dorm Room Diet? Don't Deny It

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Dorm Room Diet? Don't Deny It

The Dorm Room Diet recognizes that you need not deprive yourself completely, and that one bad day doesn't make or break a diet. For example, a pint of Ben & Jerry's could be a once-a-week indulgence, but don't make it a daily one. If you need a daily ice cream fix, Dorm Room Diet creator Daphne Oz suggests a lowfat yogurt bar instead.

If you're following the Dorm Room Diet plan, substituting healthier meals and snacks when faced with a dazzling array of high-fat, high-calorie choices is one of the keys to success. Try these ideas for healthy substitutions in the dining hall. Not a student? The same rules apply at any salad bar or office cafeteria.

  • Choose skim or lowfat milk for cereal.
  • Load up your salad with veggies and opt for a vinaigrette dressing rather than a creamy ranch or cheese dressing.
  • Look for whole grain breads rather than white breads.
Outside the dining hall, eating healthfully can be just as hard. If you must indulge, you can make your study snacks a little better by keeping these tips in mind:

  • Order green peppers, not pepperoni, on pizza; you'll save calories and fat.
  • Beware of alcohol; it impairs your judgment and will contribute to the munchies.
  • Crave crunchy snacks? Ms. Oz is a big fan of baby carrots; they are crunchy, tasty, healthy and low in calories and fat. has your best and full review for each diet plan with pictures of what you can/can't eat.



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