Monday, December 2, 2013

Wrapping Up: Week 10-Tip #1

Welcome back UC San Diego. I hope you all had a wonderful break and got some well-deserved R&R.

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 (

·         Steel Cut Oatmeal with Skim Milk, & Fresh Berries

Steel-Cut Oatmeal w/ Berries
      ·         Dietitian Delight (Egg Whites, Whole Grain English Muffin, Skim Cheese, Spinach, & Turkey)

·         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!
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