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    The 17 Stages Of Food Disillusionment When You Start College

    Brochures lie.

    1. In the days leading up to your departure, you're freaked out about dining hall food (along with EVERY SINGLE THING college related).

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    2. Despite all of the college brochures insisting that your school's food is the pinnacle of culinary excellence, you have your doubts.

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    3. On your final night at home: The Last Supper...

    Dad made me lasagna for my last home cooked meal before college tomorrow ❤️

    Lyss ☀️@14alyssa_marie

    Dad made me lasagna for my last home cooked meal before college tomorrow ❤️

    8:42 PM - 14 Aug 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

    My mom went so live in the kitchen tonight for my last home cooked meal. I love her so much

    Purebred@BeeetchImStacia

    My mom went so live in the kitchen tonight for my last home cooked meal. I love her so much

    4:13 AM - 15 Aug 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

    I feel like choosing your last home cooked meal before going back to college is a similar feeling to choosing your last meal on death row

    abbie mcdowell@AbbieMcDowell1

    I feel like choosing your last home cooked meal before going back to college is a similar feeling to choosing your last meal on death row

    10:40 PM - 20 Jan 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

    4. Your first few weeks eating in the dining hall, you're amazed by the incredible variety.

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    5. "WAIT SO IN ONE MEAL, I CAN GET FRESH FRUIT, FRENCH FRIES, A GRILLED CHEESE, CHICKEN TENDERS, AND THEN FINISH WITH A NUTELLA SLATHERED WAFFLE????"

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    6. "OMG I CAN USE MY MEAL PLAN DOLLARS AT SUBWAY?!!!?"

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    7. And the drunk food. OH THE DRUNK FOOD.

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    8. You want to eat literally everything. So you do.

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    9. The Freshman 15?

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    can't. button. skinny. jeans.

    10. But then, one day, you realize: "I don't want pizza for dinner. I had pizza for lunch. And pizza for dinner last night. In fact, I cannot remember the last time there was no pizza in my system."

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    11. Your body is like, "remember dark, leafy greens?"

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    Thank you salad bar for the wilted spinach and flavorless asparagus.

    "And like, not weird smelling fish?"

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    Salmon wasn't meant to be cooked for the masses.

    12. You become increasingly tired of the dining hall's weird schedule.

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    LET ME LIVE.

    13. Whenever anyone on your hall gets a care package, there's a stampede...

    But when it's your care package of choco-oatmeal-peanut-butter-brittle-walnut cookies from grandma, you're like...

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    14. And the few restaurants on campus start to lose the appeal they once had.

    15. All you want is a home-cooked meal. CAN SOMEONE GET YOU A HOME COOKED MEAL PLEASE?

    But don't worry. It gets easier.

    16. You'll figure out how to get the most out of your meal plan eventually.

    17. Maybe you'll even learn the art of mug baking.

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    And if all else fails, remember Thanksgiving will come soon enough.