Oh it’s that time of year again. Not only are we in darkness 15 out of the 24 hours in a day…but finals are right around the corner. Now what could a cooking blog possibly blog about today that has to deal with finals? That’s right, properly eating during finals week!
Just a heads up we are not nutritionalists. However we do know a good bit about making healthy choices. The following are three great articles on how to eat right during finals. We have read over these and put together a nice little summary for you!
- 10 Tips for Healthy Eating During Exams
- Eating Well During Final Exams
- 5 Tips to Eat Right During Exams
First and foremost, the most important tip to survive finals week is to EAT! That’s right, don’t get so caught up in studying that you actually forget to eat. Now that doesn’t mean you should just go around eating whatever you like…continue reading on what you should be eating.
Instead of eating your standard 3 full meals a day, try eating 5 to 6 smaller meals. Eating 3 large meals will actually make you more tired and sleepy as your body digests. But alas, it’s better to eat 3 big meals than nothing at all! Eating foods like fruit, berries, leafy green veggies, chocolate and nuts will help to improve your studying effectiveness.
Coffee is okay but not preferred. Try to only drink a maximum of 2 cups in a day during finals week. For every cup of coffee, drink an equal or greater amount of water to avoid dehydration. Avoid sugary drinks and energy drinks – they will most likely only make you jittery while trying to study. Instead, if you want a little kick try drinking 100% juice (with no corn syrup) or antioxidant-rich green tea.
Now, don’t just solely focus on what you are eating, but also when you are eating. It’s good to eat at regular intervals beginning with breakfast. Try to space out your 5-6 small meals with 3 to 4 hours in between.