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Weekend Reading: The Dorm Room Diet

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!

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dotsca dotsca 9 years
I bought this book and read it the week before I started school! Even though I didn't follow the book's advice exactly, it was definitely a great thing to have to be prepared for school. I even LOST weight while I was at school!
RebeccaAdele RebeccaAdele 9 years
This is the best book for college kids! I have it in my dorm and it's really helped me remember my health in the future, not just my education.
leeluvfashion leeluvfashion 9 years
I was planning on buying and this post confirmed it for me. I have to buy it now. I love Dr.oz (he is on Oprah tomorrow!) and even though I won't start college for about another 2yrs, I feel like this book is a wonderful investment.
malpal25 malpal25 9 years
that sounds cool!
Spectra Spectra 9 years
This would've been a great book to have when I was in college and trying to embark on a healthy lifestyle. I went from being the typical college "pizza/ice cream study-holic" to slim, healthy, and balanced...but it wasn't easy! Especially since college is full of tempting yummy foods. I guess if you can learn how to avoid them in college, you can avoid them after college too. Sounds like a great book!
sunshinevaness sunshinevaness 9 years
looks like a great book
moonischasingme1 moonischasingme1 9 years
aaww, I love Dr. Oz.
nnayap nnayap 9 years
If only I had this when I was in college! :)
mizlynz mizlynz 9 years
I'd love to check this book out and see what information it has to offer.
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