5 Ways to Eat Smarter During Finals

17 Apr

We’ve all been there. Finals are around the corner, and seeing as you can’t seem to find the time to eat, you grab a candy bar from the U-mart. You start to replace your daily water needs with coffee and sugary energy drinks–you’re a mess.

If you plan ahead and plan smart, there are ways to avoid the malnourished jitters many people get when finals come creeping around the corner. Here are five ways to eat smarter (and feel better!) during Finals Week:

1. Make breakfast your new study buddy.


No– not a donut and coffee. I mean real deal, protein, calcium and fiber-filled breakfast goodness. You need the nutrients to stay active and full longer. Try making a yogurt parfait with blueberries– they are a well known antioxidant. Bottom line: eat breakfast, you’ll thank me later.

2. Snack Smart! 


Cut out the potato chips and candy, and switch to wholesome snacks like a banana with peanut butter, almonds, or Greek yogurt with honey.

3. Eat Regularly.


Give yourself a break from the library and eat at appropriate intervals! Don’t skip meals for studying or sleep. A well balanced meal and a full tummy can ward off the junk food munchies.

4. Stock up on fruits and veggies. 


Got bananas? Strawberries? Carrots? Good. Now you’re ready to replenish your brain with some super food! Raw fruits and vegetables are high on your must-have list for a well balanced diet–plus they are known to be one of the best foods for optimum brain activity.

5. Stay well hydrated.

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I shouldn’t even need an explanation here. We live in the dang desert!

In the end, all you need is just a little discipline! Remember, your physical nourishment heavily affects your mental nourishment, and your body will thank you in the long run. Now go and kick butt during Finals Week!


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