College Diet Plan

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If you’re in college looking to lose a few pounds, you’ve come to the right place!  If you are not a college student and still want to lose weight, this is a great place to start.  Enjoying my 4 years at the University of Delaware, I know what it’s like to want to “enjoy your college years” without having to sacrifice any fun.  I was not the skinniest girl in my sorority, but I did manage to keep my weight in check so that I could lose the 10-15 lbs I had gained during the year on my summer breaks.

Sign up for my newsletter to get the full College Diet plan for FREE! I share part of the plan below. 

The College plan focuses on those who do not have a big kitchen.  The snacks are mostly items that do not need to be refrigerated.  You can bring them to class.  There are 5 meals each day.  They all focus on clean foods but have other options for convenience. The 5th one comes AFTER dinner!  Yes :) You get snack for when you study or party.  You also get a small and short grocery list – that should last you weeks or months.  Most of the items you should be able to buy on campus or at a drug store.  You can also have a lovely parent or relative send them to you :)

**If you live off campus or have a kitchen, I highly recommend Get Skinny Again!: The Right Exercises to Get Back Your Dream Body and the Secrets to Living a Fit Life.**

It provides step by step workouts with pictures for working out at home, at a gym or if you are short on time, tons of recipes, a full chapter dedicated to what alcohol is best for losing weight if you can’t give it up, how to dine out with friends and the deal with detoxing.

I wrote this book with my fun loving self in mind from college. I had always been lean and fit in High School. My mom made my meals and my coaches told me what to do on the field or track. I didn’t know how to grocery shop, make balanced meals or what to do at the gym to maintain my weight, let alone lose any of it! This book solves every question young women have when it comes to losing weight without sacrificing their social life. Get it here NOW on Amazon
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A Sample Day is as follows:

Meal #1 at 9 AM Breakfast English Muffin with Peanut Butter

Meal #2 at 12 PM Lunch 1 cup of Vegetable based soup with Sliced Turkey roll-ups w/ lettuce and tomato (Made from the deli meat at the sandwich counter) with a healthy fat – either humus, olives, or nuts

Meal #3 at 3 PM Snack During Class Handful of dried edamame and Almonds

Meal #5 at 6 PM Dinner at the Dining Hall – Large Salad with unlimited veggies, lean protein like grilled chicken or tuna at the salad bar with olive oil and balsamic vinegar – fill up on those veggies, eat as many as you want :)

Meal #6 at 9 PM While Studying – Cup of Greek Yogurt with Stevia and a few berries/almonds (bought at the library) or Air Popped Popcorn (in your dorm room)

Get the full plan here by signing up for my newsletter. You’ll receive my exclusive College Diet plan PDF for free within the next 24 hours.

Here are some additional resources if you do want to buy a plan:

First, find out your BMR.

This is how many calories you can consume to maintain your weight without additional exercise.  Add in exercise and you can eat a few more calories.  I suggest going light on the activity level, as this isn’t 100% accurate.  It is the best I’ve found though on internet.   If you are under 20, use this BMR calculator.

Since college students seem to drink more than most people (and totally removing it is not likely), you either must add these calories into the equation or burn them off during exercise.  Roughly, 1 mile equals 100 calories.  If you have 5 beers, that will take 5 miles to burn off.  You can also go for a 3 miles run, and eat 200 calories less than usual the following day.  Take your pick if you’re serious about losing weight.

If you can keep your calories within your BMR, you will not gain weight.  If you want to lose weight, subtract 200 calories from your BMR for your total calorie intake or add exercise.  Think of your diet as a bank account.  Do you want to spend 500 calories on beer Friday night?  If so, act wisely and earn back those calories you spent.

GET THE SARAH FIT COLLEGE DIET PLAN FOR FREE BY SIGNING UP FOR MY MONTHLY NEWSLETTER HERE. You can unsub at any time. The plan will be emailed to you within 24 hours of signing up.

Also check out my book Get Skinny Again for a full workout schedule no matter what your gym style is… workout at home, a gym or busy as can be and can only workout for 10 minutes a day. I have a plan for you without sacrificing your social life. Get it today.

Here are a few more resources:

Fitness

Here is the fitness routine I did each summer to lose the “Freshman 15.”  I did this workout twice a week and ran 4 times a week.  Twice I would run at the same pace for 30-40 minutes.  The other 2 days, I would do intervals.  On a student’s budget, I had no timer and alternated my pace between songs for 30-40 minutes.

If you’d like a routine that you can do in the comfort of your own dorm, here is one that you can do with just a text book!

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1 Veronica July 13, 2011 at 1:45 pm

Hey Sarah,

Did you repeat the freshmen fifteen routine at all after you completed it once in a workout? How long did it usually take you to do it?

THANKS!

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2 Sarah July 13, 2011 at 1:57 pm

I do each move 3 times for 3 total sets!

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3 Kayla July 16, 2011 at 4:52 am

Hey Sarah! I have a question, I am 5’2 and weigh 120 and I’m 17, I’ve gained 20 pounds cause I would not eat at school and when I got home I would pig out. I want to lose those 20 pounds so I have been eating 200 calories less than my bmr, which is 1200 calories. I eat what I want but most ,not all, of what I eat is healthy. Will I lose weight? I’ve been only eating 1200 calories a day for about a week now and I’ve only lost 1 pound… Is that normal? Thanks :)

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4 felicia February 26, 2012 at 3:31 am

you need to eat more 1200 is the total lest you should each day also you need to eat food the will feed your metabolism and keep it running eating junk wont do that and if you starve your self your body will go into starvation mode and hold on to all the fat that you eat and your metabolism will shut down.

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5 Kelsey August 17, 2011 at 2:28 am

Hi Sarah,

I was referred to your site by a friend of mine and I just wanted to tell you I love it! I think your videos and blogs are very relavant to things I’m interested in and have pondered myself. I also LOVE that you are in Boston. I just recently moved here after I graduated college, I have always loved it here upon many a visits, and I still do!

So my question is, is this routine good for someone who is looking to loose 10 to 15 pounds? I have always been athletic, but I am 5’3 and weigh 145 with 25% body fat, if I remember correctly, so I would like some help. And if this is a good start, do you have any tips on the running portion? I have tried so long to “be a runner” but today I barely made it through a half of a mile. I even tried running every day at one point and didn’t get much further than a half mile. So when I read your running for 30 to 40 minutes or 3 miles I wonder if this could really work for me if I’m not able to run as much. Or if you have tips to making running easier for me. I also noticed under your Weight Loss section you had the different plans according to different amounts of weight, do you think that would be better?

Thank you so much!

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6 Ashley August 19, 2011 at 1:18 am

I love this! I have 12 more pounds to lose and school is starting so I will definitly refer to this. do you have anymore vegetarian recipes?

thanks!

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7 Sarah August 22, 2011 at 2:40 am

Yes, check out my recipe page under vegetarian or check out http://sarahfit.tumblr.com/tagged/vegan – most of my veg recipes are vegan too.

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8 Mandy August 22, 2011 at 5:30 pm

Hi Sarah!

I love your blog, I’ve been reading faithfully for a while! I’m getting ready to head back to college but I just found out that I am insulin resistant. To help, the doctor put me on Metformin (although I’m not diabetic) but I was just curious if the recipes you have listed would be good for someone like me who has to watch sugar/carb levels? Thank you!! :)

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9 Liz Ellis September 9, 2011 at 4:50 am

Hi Sarah! I really want to start eating healthier at school because I must admit, I always go for a slice of pizza rather than a healthy portion of grilled chicken in my dining hall. My real enemy though is carbs. In the past, I’ve tried to switch to eating all whole grains but I find that I just don’t enjoy eating it. The texture is very grainy and it just make me want to go back to white carbs. Any suggestions to sticking with whole grains?

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10 hannah September 9, 2011 at 11:33 pm

Sarah!!

$150 for a college student is like $1500 for a regular person!
Im so sure its worth it but I barely have to money for my books and I already owe $800 on my credit card!

I would love to have the plan but its just way out of my price zone.

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11 Shay November 24, 2012 at 6:24 am

I completely agree with you! Same situation here. Would be nice if I could afford it though.

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12 Joanna January 1, 2013 at 8:53 pm

Same here! I just spent my last paycheck on books and the next 3 are for gas, tuition, and a Christmas present I’m still paying off. This plan looks amazing but I def can’t afford it. Too bad.

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13 Shelley September 16, 2011 at 7:58 pm

Hey! Not to question you, but I find this diet plan a little bit restrictive. I feel like there are no fats recommended and I know that fat is a really important part of a diet. Did you not eat any fat when you were losing weight? Thanks!

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14 Sarah September 16, 2011 at 8:09 pm

Hey Shelley, It’s not meant to be! At lunch use olive oil on your salad or add nuts, olives or avocado. Same for dinner. As a snack nuts are also recommended. When I was in college – I avoided fats bc I didn’t know any better! Any plan I give out now, has fat – I guess I should probably revise this then but my college diet plan I just released does have it – I need to update this page and its on my to do list!!! Thank you for reminding me.

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15 Shelley September 17, 2011 at 2:17 am

thanks for the response :) I Just wanted to make sure that girls who read this don’t get the wrong idea because I’ve been on the EXTREME dieting end and I don’t want that for anyone else.. I know you would never mean to do that because you seem like a very smart and well balanced person!!

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16 Jenn @BeYOUatBeMe July 31, 2012 at 2:42 pm

Thank you Shelley for making a great point for others who are reading this and may interpret this as healthy. Anything under 1200 is EXTREME dieting. In fact, any meal plan that is below 1500. As college students food is needed for nourishment of our brains for studying and being able to focus on a task at hand. College is a place where disordered behaviors are rampant and only fuel low self esteem. Please note, that self esteem does not come solely from reaching the weight YOU think you should be at. Much more determines YOUR worth. Sometimes, in college, we forget this and our focus can be only on our appearance and weight.

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17 Wayne September 27, 2011 at 3:33 pm

Where is the link for the college diet plan….I always windup on the tune it up webpage, where I see no mention of the college diet plan.

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18 Sarah September 27, 2011 at 3:35 pm

It comes with the tone it up plan! There is an extra download with the plan that is geared towards college lifestyles.

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19 Wayne September 27, 2011 at 3:40 pm

Wow..fast response! Thanks Sarah.

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20 Kelly September 29, 2011 at 6:03 pm

Hey Sarah! So if I go to the Tone It Up and order the regular plan, then the college plan will come with it? And how will you know so that we can receive the tank top/ exercise dvd if we are buying through that website?
Thanks :)

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21 Sarah September 29, 2011 at 6:16 pm

Hi kelly, it was only for the first 25 people who bought the plan since it was released and I’m already out! However, 10 of the first have not responded with their address so I may be contacting the next group of early buyers. Not sure where you would be on the list but there is a chance! When you order through my site, I get send you email and then I contact you to get your address. If you are having trouble downloading the college plan, I will send it to you directly but you should see it.

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22 Taylor October 23, 2011 at 10:03 pm

Hey Sarah, I know that I can exercise as much as I want, but diet is 90% of toning it up and losing fat. I can track my food for free online, but I was wondering, how much of my diet should be fruit, grains, and protein? For example, what would happen if out of my 1300 calories per day, I ate 700 calories of fruit, 400 calories of protein, and 200 calories of whole grain bread? Would I achieve the “tone it up look” and get enough nutrition if I divided my calories like this? Thanks SO much in advance for answering my question!

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23 shaizy December 21, 2011 at 6:40 am

Hey Sarah

I am too skinny
specially my lower body I am 5ft 6inch tall but my weight is 99lbs
I want to put on some weight specially on my lower body and arms
My appetite is very low I can spend hours and hours without eating
I am perfectly fine according to doctors but i really want to be fit
Can you suggest something?

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24 Patricia January 9, 2012 at 6:34 am

Hey! So I bought the TIU diet plan how do I get the College plan with it? I am going back to college in a week and I’m getting a little nervous that my diet my fall to pieces when I go back =/

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25 Sarah January 9, 2012 at 3:04 pm

Just reached out to TIU customer service asking for a link. They may email you or I will.

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26 Sara January 31, 2012 at 9:22 pm

You are such an inspiration! I’ve been following plans that all are very similar! Thanks Sarah :)

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27 kailey February 14, 2012 at 10:57 pm

hey sarah this is the first time really looked at your website and i love it, i am trying to loose weight but each time i do, i always give in and dont loose any i would really love so much to loose weight it would make me feel so much better about myself . do you have any work out plans that are easy, or links that would help me ??
thanks so much
~kailey

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28 Sophia February 20, 2012 at 9:08 pm

Sarah! I just wanted to thank you for inspiring me to start my own fitness blog! I talked about you and your website in my first real post today about my inspirations! You are so great, and I thank you again!! :) If you have any comments about how I can get a successful and helpful blog started, please let me know! :) have a wonderful day!

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29 Alicia Herron March 2, 2012 at 6:22 pm

I love the TIU plan…. I also LOVE the shirt!
Just a tip… or my OCD opinion…. You should organize your bookshelves and the scenery behind you. I was kind of distracted watching the video (but I’m weird). Your enthusiasm is contagious!
Keep kicking butt!

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30 samantha March 2, 2012 at 9:04 pm

Hey Sarah, Im 5′ 9″ and weigh 155. i have been running 3-4 times a week for about 30-40 mins. I’ve also have been eating fresh fruit and yogurt for breakfast or special k cereal. For lunch eat more fruit and turkey meat. and for dinner if my family doesn’t cook ill eat two tortillas with beans. i drink water everyday and have completely cut out sodas! I have a belly pooch and love handles and NEED to get rid of them both. please help :) thank you

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31 Sarah March 3, 2012 at 2:45 am

I just wanted to tell you that your website is wonderful! The information you provide is so practical and interesting. I came across you through Pinterest the other day and I’m so glad I did. I’m in my second semester of graduate school and it would seem that my freshmen 15 decided to cling on through this matriculation instead of during my undergrad. During my first semester, the stress of everything got me into some bad fast food habits and zero exercise. This semester I’m getting back on track, hitting the gym 4 days a week, running, and eating better. Your blog seems like it’s going to be the cherry on top to help me get this weight off and get back into shape. Thanks! :)

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32 Anna March 14, 2012 at 8:18 pm

Hello,

I’ve been trying to lose weight but just can’t. I know I need motivation but just can’t find it. I used to be thin & do ballet. Since I’ve stopped, I’ve gained about 10 kg over the years that I can’t lose, all muscle now turned into fat. Here’s the big picture :

– Exercise : I know I should be doing lots of sport to get back on track but just do not have enough time or energy. The place where I live is quite isolated so I just can’t go for a run early in the moring or late at night. I need to find a way to do cardio regularly but can’t figure it out. Doing cardio is a dorm room can be quite a challenge. The only time I can go to the gym is on weekends. I’ve been trying to start pilates videos but just do not see results & stop after a few days.

– Food : I live in a dorm & dinner is included in the price of housing & is most of the time pasta or pizza & when you’re surrounded by girls that eat & talk, it feels good so you eat too, even though you know you shouldn’t. The only thing I have is a microwave & a small fridge (but attending dinner every night is mandatory). I’ve been through tough times with my family & just can’t help eating all the time, about anything I can find & feel so bad afterwards. Also, I’ve been interested in getting that plan thing, but I am allergic to eggs & dairy & just want to make sure to get the right plan if I do, considering it would be quite an expense for me.

Do you think you’d be able to help or give me any advice ? You seem so full of energy !

Thank you,

Anna

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33 Precious J March 23, 2012 at 8:57 pm

Hey!

I’ve gained about 20 pounds in college; I’m trying to lose those 20 pounds. How long do you think it will take me to lose the weight? Also, can you please give me a recipe for healthy tacos and healthy spaghetti?

Thanks!

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34 pasadena boot camp April 3, 2012 at 4:12 am

Well Sarah you’ve done a great job I just love this Exercise just because this is great and not so hard Actually and I’s looking this kinda useful blogs and Videos just for my Wife and I think it’d work. Thanks for sharing.

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35 Natalie April 12, 2012 at 1:29 am

Hi, I’m interested in starting this programme, but as a student I really don’t have that much money to be spending on a plan plus buying all the food to stick to it. I was wondering if you could tell me roughly how much the food shop comes to for a week or two’s worth? Also, does it have to involve protein powders, these have never really appealed to me and also they are expensive so are they optional or a key part of the plan?

thanks :)

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36 amina April 27, 2012 at 5:48 am

Hi! Quick Question!

I love this plan, but I have lunch at 11;30 and get home at 5;30 and your plan says not to eat anything in between? (Only after dinner) Is that healthy? I have a feeling that I’m going to be starving if I do that. Should I switch it around and have the snack before dinner? ( just need this bit of advice. Thanks for all the advice again!)

And is oatmeal ok for breakfast? and All Bran cereal from trader joes?

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37 Molly April 27, 2012 at 12:09 pm

Hey Sarah,
I was just wondering how many calories you recommend to eat a day? I just logged all of mine in for today (except for dinner) and I am at roughly 600 calories. I know I need to eat more, but I am worried about gaining the weight. Is 1200-1300 good, or do I need to go higher? I don’t want to have opposite results and end up gaining weight because I am not eating enough. Thanks!! :)

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38 Meghen May 18, 2012 at 12:14 am

Hey what kind of songs do you listen to when you run?

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39 Crystal June 14, 2012 at 4:21 am

Do you still follow the tone it up plan as your diet plan?

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40 Sarah June 14, 2012 at 5:47 pm

Yes I do. Every other month I seem to be on the 7DSD haha

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41 zeeshan July 25, 2012 at 12:05 am

how i can lose my belly and weight. please send me all instructions and steps with diet. that’s it. I will be very thankful to you.

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42 Leo September 1, 2012 at 6:54 am

Hi Sarah, I love your meal suggestions! They are so helpful, sometimes I just run out of ideas and get stuck in a rut of eating the same 2 or 3 things every day! I’m really late to the party on this post, haha, I just want to point out that in the article the way you use the term ‘BMR’ is slightly inaccurate – BMR is your basal metabolic rate, the calories that you burn just lying doing nothing to keep you alive. Your total energy expenditure is different, and is composed of your BMR PLUS the calories you burn through activty (as well as the ‘thermic effect of food’ – the energy you use to digest everything)! And so you should subtract calories from your total energy expenditure and not your BMR (that would be really unhealthy!). Just a minor technical point :)

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43 Pure Green Coffee Bean Extract September 2, 2012 at 9:57 am

Sarah, this is one of the most complete and informative posts I have seen on a diet plan that works. It’s super specific and includes some excellent tools & resources that anyone can use. I would like to get some info on personal results with this program. What has it done for you?

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44 ahsraful September 3, 2012 at 3:22 am

hi sarah,
my height is 5’5″ but my weight is only 105 lbs. i want to increase my body how can i do that. what my food plan should be??

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45 Paige September 26, 2012 at 3:58 pm

Love your diet and exercise program! I follow a similar one however as my afternoon snack before dinner I eat a Fullbar along with a large glass of water. This allows me to fill up some when I do go to dinner and keeps me from eating to much at dinner. The great thing also is that these bars are under 200 calories so they are a great pre-dinner snack and have the perfect touch of sweetness to them so most nights I do not even crave something sweet after my dinner. Check it out!

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46 Paige November 8, 2012 at 7:43 am

Hey Sarah!

I’m a student at USC. I’m in a dance company here and have A LOT of rehearsals. Sometimes rehearsals go until midnight. When I get home I’m starving, but don’t want to eat that late at night. I snack in between rehearsals, but still feel like I need something more substantial when I get home. What are the best late night post-workout snacks?

Thanks!

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47 Karol December 30, 2012 at 9:32 pm

You have changed my life!! You are amazing! I can’t thank you enough!

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48 anne January 4, 2013 at 3:30 pm

Hey Sarah :) Your blog is amazing :) Just have a question:
I’m 5’8.5 and weigh 132lbs. I play an irish game called camogie
which you have to stay very fit for but the season only runs from
late march through late september. I try and keep fit by doing athletics
in school but I would like to try and keep my ultra~toned figure in the
winter months! What would you sugest??
( You should probably know that I”m 14, live in Ireland and have an athletic build.
I’ve tried diets before but they messed up my menstrual cycles which have still
not returned to normal:L Is this dangerous?? ) Thank you :) xxx

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49 Katie January 25, 2013 at 11:55 am

Hey Sarah!
I just found your blog and I’m happy I did! I am also a fellow blue hen!
I also wanted to try the college diet plan but I wasn’t sure how to get it. Should I just sign up for the TIU plan first?

Thanks!

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50 Ali March 2, 2013 at 12:33 pm

Hey! Is this diet plan still available? If so, where can I get it?

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51 Mikala March 5, 2013 at 7:34 pm

Hi Sarah!
So, my question may seem silly, but I’ve lost around 12 pounds since starting college. I was fit to begin with and didn’t do this intentionally, so I’m worried I lost muscle and gained fat instead. Is there anyway to know? How long would it take to lose muscle?

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52 Chelsea March 10, 2013 at 1:21 am

Thank you so much for you website it was so helpful to me as a second year college. It help me realize that having a healthy diet in college is do able and that i dont have to follow the same path as my parents and getting diabetes, i will be following your post and hints and again thank you already down 20 pounds!

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53 Samantha April 15, 2013 at 10:19 pm

Hey Sarah! I just disoveed your youtube channel and subscribed there. I will be entering my freshman year of colleee this fall and absoltely love your videos and website. I waswondering, which you think is the healthiest (and possibly most eonomical) option when trying to stay healthy in college: getting a meal plan or buying your own groceries?

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54 Mia T May 11, 2013 at 3:33 am

Hi Sarah! I finally got the TIU plan! But I’m confused is the college plan the fall update? Or am I missing it? You were a huge reason for me buying the plan and I don’t want to miss out! :)
Love your Channel/blog!
Mia

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55 Sarah May 11, 2013 at 6:34 pm

Hey Mia,
If you send an email to brian@tonitup.com and ask him for the college plan he will be able to send it to you!

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56 Alexis May 17, 2013 at 7:35 pm

If you already are part of TIU is there a way you can get the college plan?

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57 Sarah May 18, 2013 at 1:39 pm

If you email brian@toneitup.com he should be able to send it to you!

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58 Alexis May 19, 2013 at 10:08 am

Sarah, when I try to email that address it tells me that it is not valid and I get an email back saying there was an error.

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59 Sarah May 19, 2013 at 11:45 am

It’s brianl@tone it up!! Sorry. They must have changed it for the spambots :/

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60 Gail May 28, 2013 at 2:22 pm

If I bought the tone it up plan today would this college diet be included in it? Or do I have to buy the college diet here and get the tone It up plan and all the updated versions along with it?

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61 Sarah May 28, 2013 at 2:32 pm

Hi Gail, see the other comments – if you email brianl@toneitup.com – he should be able to send it to you!

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62 carter July 3, 2013 at 8:35 pm

Dear Sarah,

I just want to thank you for helping me achieve my goal of losing over 100 pounds at college. I looked through a variety of websites for some suggestions and advice, but I didn’t find any until I came across your website. I’m now down to 210 pounds and I feel absolutely amazing. Losing weight at college was a challenge being in a fraternity, but it’s really easy once you get into a routine. It’s all about finding something that will work for you. Thanks again Sarah!

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63 Jeanette August 11, 2013 at 5:20 pm

Hi Sarah,

I am a junior in college; 20 years old and I weigh 110 lbs., give or take.

My biggest struggle is that I am only 4’11” and I always feel like I gain weight with almost anything I eat. The best thing I found that works is sticking to two meals a day plus a small snack. I am still hungry but if I eat 3 meals, I guarantee an increase in weight, even with some exercise.

My biggest challenge is spending a considerable amount of time seated while I study on campus (I also tend to stress out and sleep less during the school year, sometimes the sleep deprivation can be a bit excessive).

By no means do I consider myself overweight, but for my height, my weight is considerably apparent. The problem areas I really want to address are my abdomen, thighs (I have my mom’s thicker hispanic figure), and my arms.
Thanks for all your help.

Cheers!

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64 Mariah December 9, 2013 at 4:08 pm

Hey Sarah!

First of all, I love your website and YouTube videos. Thanks for sharing so many awesome workouts, recipes, and advice. I was wondering if you might consider doing a diet plan for losing the last 10 pounds?
I think it would be really nice if you made a video series focused on recipes/meal plans and exercises for people who are looking to lose those last few pounds. I hope you might consider it. I would love to see what you do. Have a fabulous day and an incredible week. God bless you exceedingly and abundantly now and forever.

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65 Adam December 10, 2013 at 5:50 pm

Hi Sarah,

I really enjoyed your article. I liked how in depth you got with meals #1 to #6. I am a big snack guy, so reading your healthy snack tips really gives me some great ideas.

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66 Ella December 28, 2013 at 11:35 am

Hello!
I love your blog, you are so inspiring! I just recently started a blog directed towards eating well and being well while away at college. I would love it if you and other would be willing to check it out! Here it is eatingwellbeingwell.com
Thanks!

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67 Kimone Napier January 14, 2014 at 2:58 pm

Hey Sarah,
I am 21 year old female 180 pounds and 5’5 inches. My body is very firm (if that makes any sense lol); the loosest part of my body is my stomach which I am trying to tone up. It is very hard for me to workout on my own will so I do exercise dvds to motivate me. I’ve been doing Jillian Michaels Body Revolution for over 2 weeks now. The workouts are circuit, plyometrics and high intensity interval training. It is 35 min, 6 days a weeks ( 4 days strength and 2 days cardio). I chose this because it was very similar to a lot of the workouts you do in your youtube videos. It comes with a meal plan which I do not follow because I honestly do not really like the plan that much. Plus, I want to be able to make a lifestyle change with normal foods that I will be able to incorporate after I lose the weight. However the plan recommends 1200 cal a day so Ive been trying to stick to that but I found I was getting really hungry. So i did the bmr which suggest 1644 cal a day. Ive definitely lost inches and my body is getting very toned but I haven’t seen the scale go down. I rarely have been eating junk. Ive been drinking green smoothies, oatmeal, porridges, sandwiches with wheat rolls, cereal, greek yogurt, rice, salad, fruit and cheese. Im not sure what I am doing wrong. According to jillian, I should be lose weight every week but I haven’t seen the scale move. The workouts are tough and occasionally I will exercise again in the evening doing cardio or zumba workouts. Can you provide me with some insight? Ideally, I want to get to 150-160 pounds. Thanks a million

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68 Meghan February 20, 2014 at 6:03 pm

Hello!
Love the site! How ever I am having trouble finding where to purchase the college eating plan? can someone lead me to the right direction?

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69 Meghan February 20, 2014 at 6:05 pm

Hello!

Love the site! How ever I am having some trouble finding where to purchase the college food plan. Can someone lead me in the right direction please :)

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70 Sarah February 20, 2014 at 10:02 pm

Hey Meghan, if you sign up for my newsletter you will have it sent directly to you!

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72 Christa Ramus April 9, 2014 at 2:09 pm

I love that you have this! I’m definitely going to be using a lot of these tips from now on. It’s so funny I’m actually a freshman at UD right now and I love it! Although not always a fan of my dining hall’s salad bar…

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73 Marielisa July 22, 2014 at 7:16 am

Hello, I wanted you to know I am try in lose weight and rried everything so far. I am 20yrs old and 4’11” and I am 130 lbs. I try and eat write but the food on my campus isn’t great if wanted to go on a diet and I really don’t hav any space for cooking in my dorm room what should I do? Also I am trying to lose weight in my abs and thighs, do u think if I start reading ur book and get do your workouts it will help me get down to 110/115 lbs over the fall??

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74 Taylor July 31, 2014 at 11:13 am

Hi Sarah,

I’m Taylor, and I really believe I just found your blog for a reason. I’ve watched your videos and I’ve even read your blog. I think what your doing is a fantastic way to help college students lose weight and would really like to subscribe. However, as our stories are similar they have some differences. As a college student living off campus now, I haven’t gained a freshman 15, or gained a few pounds along the way, I’ve always struggled with my weight. In high school I was always bigger than the other girls and just when I was beginning to shred the pounds miraculously, I gained again before my senior year. Upon my recent doctors visit today I am at 200 pounds, embarrassing! I’m afraid of the health risks I can develop and overall how I feel about my appearance. So, with that being said I’m reaching out for some help in the right direction and a path to healthier living. Can you please help me Sarah?

Taylor

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76 Alyssa November 6, 2014 at 8:44 pm

Hey Sarah
I’m a 5’4 18 yr old who does gymnastics. You would think because I am very active I would not need help losing weight but I do. I weigh 128 and I’m sick of seeing the double chin and belly hanging over my pants. I need help losing weight because I am injured so I’m not as active as I previously was. Pleaee I want to lose 20 pounds but that’s hard to do without exercise. Please help
Thankyou
Alyssa

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77 Rachael December 1, 2014 at 6:59 pm

Hey Sarah! I am trying to eat healthy but my dining hall doesn’t offer any variety (no grilled chicken or anything like that) Also I have a lot of food allergies, like nuts, milk, fish, etc. Do you have any suggestions of what i could eat?

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78 Jeanette Perez November 14, 2013 at 9:58 am

I don’t think I understand. What do you mean steal your diet plan? I was not going to do that…

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79 Sarah November 14, 2013 at 10:06 am

Sorry Jeanette – that was NOT directed at you! Someone copy and pasted my plan into an article they wrote for their school newspaper and the trackback shows up as a comment. I didn’t realize it looked like I said that to one of comments! I thought it would show up on the post that plagiarized my plan!

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80 Jeanette Perez November 14, 2013 at 10:09 am

That is a-okay! Thanks for responding. Hope that person gets reprimanded; that’s just wrong!

Cheers! :)

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