If your dad was a famous cardiologist and had co-authored one of the most successful books on dieting to come out in recent years, chances are high you would have some insight on how to avoid the dreaded freshman fifteen. Daphne Oz, daughter of the famous Dr. Oz (You On a Diet), has written a really great and quite practical guide to surviving the first year of college.
The Dorm Room Diet is fun to read and helpful, even if you are as far from your freshman year as I am! It is equal parts diet advice and survival guide written specifically for her peers - college age gals who want to stay healthy without daily parental guidance. The book doesn't tell you exactly what to eat (with weekly meal plans) but really how to eat, and how to eat intelligently and fit in exercise. Oz has first hand experience with these issues since she has struggled with her weight and following her own advice has been able to slowly and surely drop pounds. Yep, this book will help fresh(wo)men learn to be healthy while living in a dorm and create habits that they will hopefully carry with them through life.
Order a copy for $11.53 from Amazon or better yet walk on down to your local bookstore (every college town has tons of them!) and pick up a copy there. I am sure that is an exercise strategy Oz would approve!