1) I second the recommendation for not restricting your caloric intake to 1800. Your body will go into "starvation mode" which means it will store every calorie into your fat cells, thus making you gain weight. 2) You need to exercise or lift more. Thus your diet needs to reflect that change. Make sure you eat enough protein or else your cardio will destroy the muscles you build up.3) As for food, pick something healthy and something that YOU like. It is also better to eat 5-6 small meals a day and not to eat anything big before bedtime. Take snacks with you to class like almonds, carrots, apples, whole wheat crackers, meal replacement bars, etc along with a bottle of water. You should also do this in the library or where ever you study. Eventually this eating schedule will turn to habit and it won't be as difficult. (note, when you do bring food to class make sure it doesnt have a strong smell, make a lot of noise when eaten, and too messy for you to type or take notes). 4) Finally, remember to do experiment and pick a lifestyle that works for you. No one here can tell you what is the best diet/exercise program that is best for you. Create your own program and if you fail pick another one and make your adjustments. Yes it is hard to balance your health with your life and law school, but it will only get worse once you start working in a law firm. Remember that this should be a lifestyle change and not just a short-term diet/exercise program. Good luck and happy living!
I'm 5'10 and a muscular 185. I have always been muscular and this helps my metabolism. One way to combat fat is to build muscle as the maintenance of the muscle by the body requires fat burning while resting.My regimen is as follows:1) Every night, I do 30 pushups and 60 situps.2) I don't eat after 6 pm.3) I try to avoid snacking between meals.4) I skip dinner three nights per week.5) I fast on juice for 4-7 days at the end of each month.6) I do a 2 hour martial arts routine (kicking, running, punching, forms, and so forth) or ride a stationary recumbent bike in my garage for an hour, 3 days per week. This is my private time. I get up at 4:30 am for this.7) I drink about 90 ounces of pure water a day.With this regimen, I eat what I want. For the most part I avoid food that is obviously bad, but I have candy sometimes. I also sometimes go to fast food joints but I don't go overboard. For instance, at Burger King, I'll have the Whopper Jr, small fries, and drink, and nothing else. At McDonalds, 1 hamburger, sometimes 2, and 1 small drink. At Taco Bell, two soft tacos, no cheese, no sour cream, no guacamole. I generally avoid mexican food, and prefer asian. I don't drink coffee, but prefer tea of any kind (esp twig tea, bancha, and green).I don't believe in diets that eliminate everything that one could want to eat. So you have to develop a plan that works for you. This one works for me and is just an example. 185 lbs fits my build as my bones are not big and I tend to be naturally muscular. If I eliminated all processed foods and restricted my diet, I'd probably be around 165 with very low body fat, but I'd look too skinny. I'm also 46 years old. In college, I was 175 lbs. The heaviest I've ever weighed is 227 lbs.Good luck.
Holy crap dude, I could never hack that. I hope you were kidding- I have never skipped dinner (or any other meal) other than when I was too sick to eat.