As much as you might want to forget about eating healthy during your final exams and just gorge yourself on sweets and junk food, it’s important that you take your health even more seriously than usual during this very important time. Whether you are the type of person who tends to eat healthy in college or not, the last couple of weeks in the semester are the time when you need to be really treating your brain and your body right. If you don’t, then you will be cloudy and fatigued, and your memory recall will be severely impaired. That’s why you need to think very hard about your diet during finals. Here is how to eat right during final exams in college.
Pack Your Lunch at Night
It doesn’t matter if you’re studying at Kean University or earning an online masters in analytics, you want to develop a habit of packing your lunch at night. This is the best way to ensure that you are always eating a balanced and healthy lunch each day, and it’s especially important that you are getting enough to eat. If you wait until the afternoon to figure out what you are eating, not only might you not be able to find something healthy and hearty, but you may also waste valuable time looking for food, rather than studying.
Eat a Light Breakfast
You want to make sure that you eat a light breakfast first thing every morning. Even if this is just a bowl of cereal and a cup of coffee, you need to make sure that you are consuming a good dose of calories so that you have energy to burn until it’s time for lunch. Just make sure it’s a healthy cereal and nothing too sugary. Ideally, a smoothie with plenty of fruits and vegetables is what you should be having for breakfast. You can throw everything in the blender while you’re packing your lunch the night before, put the blender in the fridge and then mix it all up the next morning.
Keep Healthy Snacks on Hand
You’re going to need snacks to get you through the day between meals, so you want to make sure that you always have something to munch on in your backpack. Anything from trail mix, to granola, to crackers or protein bars are great for giving you that extra boost that you need to keep your mind focused on the task at hand.
Eat a Healthy and Balanced Dinner
Every night you should make sure that your dinner has a healthy mix of protein, fiber and carbohydrates. If you don’t keep your meals balanced, you will have trouble digesting everything at night, which could lead to indigestion. You don’t have to be militant about your diet, just try to moderate your intake of fried or fattening foods with whole grains and vegetables.
Go Easy on Dessert
If you have a sweet tooth, then there’s no sense in making yourself feel bad about indulging at the end of the night. Just make sure that you take it easy and try to moderate your sugar intake in general.