I'm considering moving off campus into a single apartment, almost for one main reason - to control my diet. This year is very important for me to make dramatic progress in my training, and I can already tell that the dining hall will be restricting me so. You can make do there, but optimally it would be best off campus.
So the main thing that is holding me back is basically the cost. The actual apartments with full utilities costs a little less per month than staying on campus, but I really don't know how much it costs for a athlete to eat properly.
Currently, the dining hall charges me around $500 a month, which comes out to $125 a week. Approximately how much do you spend on food?
I would also like to note that I wouldn't skimp to save cash either. I eat plain foods, such as skinless/boneless chicken, lean hamburg, wheat pasta, rice, fresh vegetables, ect. Nothing fancy, but I would go for the top grade quality. Still, I can't see how it could possible run over $125 a week.
Opinions about the move or about the food are greatly appreciated.