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I hate dining hall food and am always hungry

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  • BerniedogBerniedog 26 replies8 threadsRegistered User Junior Member
    Hi, I am a high school student and I have the same predicament as you. I got treated at a hospital to gain weight after struggling with being extremely picky. I have opened up to some new foods, but mostly I just found ways to work nutrition into my diet, and how to survive life with a diet like mine. I would seriously suggest going to a counselor and a doctor immediately. I saw a dietitian for a long time and I found ways to work with my diet. If you are drastically losing weight then you need to immediately see a doctor, trust me it will benefit you in the future. It sucks to have to gain lots of weight, it is painful and just sucky. Good luck, if you need more advice on living life with this then just talk or ask questions, I consider myself pretty experienced. I hope you get the help you need, and can work around this tough spot.
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  • scholarmescholarme 2674 replies79 threadsRegistered User Senior Member
    do you have access to a fridge & microwave?
    buy cheese & bread, frozen pancakes.
    Also try to make friends with some of the short order cooks in the dining hall and ask them to make you grilled cheese, or give you plain pasta with cheese on it, etc.
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  • sta3535sta3535 195 replies106 threadsRegistered User Member
    Pickiness is actually an issue for some people at college. One of my my friends doesn't like many fruits and vegetables. He likes anything with protein, carbohydrates, etc. But honestly, you should be more open to trying new things. I'm also shocked that there's only one dining hall on your campus.

    Do you have any more options to choose from?

    At my college, we had our main dining hall, a couple other places that use flex (a fixed $ balance that you have for each semester as a part of your meal plan) We also have a food truck and off campus restaurants like McDonalds, Subway, Sheetz, etc. I didn't mean to brag, but I'm assuming that your college is small enough to only have one dining hall on campus.
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  • sushirittosushiritto 3983 replies12 threadsRegistered User Senior Member
    I believe this thread was started by someone who lives under a bridge.
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  • NEPatsGirlNEPatsGirl 2845 replies106 threadsRegistered User Senior Member
    How does this "picky" thing happen to this extreme? Do parents allow it when the kids are young? My kids ate what they were offered at meals. Did they like everything? No. But there was enough at each meal (protein, carb, two veggies, milk and bread) to fill up on. I never insisted they eat anything but I also NEVER made them a separate meal or allowed them cereal or yogurt in place of. I did try to have at least one or two things each meal that they liked. I do understand that texture is a real thing, I have it myself, but if you can't find something to fill your belly, there's a bigger problem here.

    Sounds like over-indulgence to me.
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  • gallentjillgallentjill 2385 replies84 threadsRegistered User Senior Member
    I want to chime in to explain how something like this can happen, and also to respectfully disagree with all of those who are stating that counseling is necessary. The daughter of a friend is brilliant and on the autism spectrum. She only has about 3 or four foods that she will eat. They are similar to the foods that OP has listed. Its not optimal nutritionally, but not everything in all of our lives will be optimal. I believe she rounds it out with a daily vitamin. She will be heading off to college soon, probably one of the country's top universities and will have to figure out how to deal with the food issue. My guess is that she will make heavy use of an in-room microfridge to make pasta and the few other foods on the approved list. I am not suggesting that OP is on the autism spectrum, only that not every less then ideal issue needs to be immediately solved with counseling.

    My question for the OP is whether she has these options available and if so, why not make the food herself. If there are specific obstacles, post them and we will try to brainstorm some workarounds.
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  • bopperbopper 14063 replies100 threadsForum Champion CWRU Forum Champion
    Your college will have a nutritionist...talk to them and they can help you figure out what you could eat at the dining hall
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  • MA2012MA2012 1236 replies1 threadsRegistered User Senior Member
    edited May 2018
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  • SevenDadSevenDad 4242 replies135 threadsRegistered User Senior Member
    edited May 2018
    I was close to posting something yesterday close to what NEPatsGirl wrote above in #25. But held off as it didn't seem germane to helping the OP solve their problem. But I am curious.

    My take on it was "Is this an American thing? Because there's no way my immigrant parents would have tolerated me not eating whatever it was that they put on my plate when I was growing up — including stuff like boiled fish, head-on."
    edited May 2018
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  • skieuropeskieurope 39205 replies6993 threadsSuper Moderator Super Moderator
    MODERATOR'S NOTE:
    I believe this thread was started by someone who lives under a bridge.
    Well, it's certainly a hit-and-run posting. The Op has not returned since making the post, so I am closing.
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