Her first semester at Princeton, Daphne Oz, now 20, lost 10 lbs. (don’t you just hate her?). The daughter of You: The Owner’s Manual coauthor Dr. Mehmet Oz, she shares her healthy-lifestyle secrets in The Dorm Room Diet.
1. PROBLEM: College Cafs. An open buffet wreaks havoc on good eating resolutions. SOLUTION: The menu repeats itself so today isn’t your last chance to have that grilled cheese. Make your own salad dressing. And cook your own meals sometimes.
2. PROBLEM: Late-Night Studying. People buy chips, cookies, pretzels—armfuls of food—and put it in the middle of the table. It’s let’s just bond over food and cram information. SOLUTION: Eat fruit beforehand and Perrier—the bubbles will fill you up. Bring small bags of Wheat Thins or Triscuits, which are both baked.
3. PROBLEM: Rigid Diets Never allowing yourself treats leaves you feeling deprived, which will send you right back to unhealthy eating. SOLUTION: Let yourself eat something naughty sometimes—enjoy your small indulgences.