As we head into Week 10 (aka fall quarter crunch time), students are beginning the late nights of cram sessions and mindless munching, right?! Considering the stress-eating that typically occurs around finals, I thought this motto from The Village’s Mr. Andrews summed things up best: “Eat bright and your pants won’t be tight!"Rather than turn to the bag of chips or leftover pumpkin pie your mom sent home with you, I will reveal over the next week some tips on how YOU can eat bright & stay slim while studying.
Tip #1, Eat Breakfast. Think an extra hour of cramming before the big exam will set you up for a better score? Think again! Research shows test scores improve significantly when one eats a balanced breakfast before the big exam.
When prepping your plate, try to hit at least three food groups; pair a dairy and whole grain source with a protein and/or fresh fruit. Short on ideas? Try one of the following at our dining units (http://hdh.ucsd.edu/DiningMenus/default.aspx?i=01):
· Steel Cut Oatmeal with Skim Milk, & Fresh Berries
|Steel-Cut Oatmeal w/ Berries|
· 2 Eggs Over Easy with Whole Grain Toast & a Banana
· Plain Yogurt with Fresh Cut Fruit & Slice of Whole Grain Bread
Tight on time? No worries, stop into one of the Markets and pick up one of these great breakfast on-the-go suggestions:
· Cup of Cereal, Skim Milk, & Banana
· Kelloggs Protein Bar & Orange
· Oatmeal-to-Go with Milk
· Low-fat Yogurt & Fresh Cut Fruit
· String Cheese, Apple & 1/4C Nuts
Give it your all and start your day off with a nice balanced breakfast, and success will surely be in your future!Interested in learning more about a particular topic? Feel free to email me at firstname.lastname@example.org or follow HDH on twitter & check Facebook for upcoming events featuring the Taste Buds!