in approximately one meal a day. This meal is often of little or no nutritional
value, and may be fast
food or even a bag of chips from a vending machine, eaten while sitting in class
waiting for the prof to arrive.
The college diet
can be employed for a number of reasons, chief among these
are a lack of funds with which
food, or a lack of time in which
to prepare and eat a balanced meal. Lack of desire or perceived
need to eat because of side effects from ADD medicine or other sources is also
Weight loss is inevitable when the college diet
is combined with the natural
daily exercise one gets from walking from class
carrying a heavy backpack.