What is a good study snack? - page 5

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    Well, I have a HUGE craving for salty & crunchy snacks late night, so I usually eat rice cakes, dry high fiber cereal, baked chips, low fat popcorn, or fiberone bars..usually keeps the hunger at bay..BUT sometimes I just have to eat something fattening and its usually pizza with breadsticks late night.
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    I like chili cheese dip. I cheat and use the lower fat canned chili from Hormel, a few dollops of fat free cream cheese and low fat cheddar sprinkled over the top. Zap in the microwave til bubbly and eat with tortilla chips. That's pretty much a meal for me that I can study my way through. Pretty high in protein too.
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    Quote from moncj66
    Well, I have a HUGE craving for salty & crunchy snacks late night, so I usually eat rice cakes, dry high fiber cereal, baked chips, low fat popcorn, or fiberone bars..usually keeps the hunger at bay..BUT sometimes I just have to eat something fattening and its usually pizza with breadsticks late night.
    Yum...I love all that stuff.

    If you ever want to minimize the damage from a pizza craving, check out the South Beach Diet pizzas. They are sooooo good and sooooo filling. They're made with a whole wheat crust, so each one has 10 g fiber for a very reasonable calorie count of 350 (I think that's right).
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    Quote from Simpleplan
    I use to buy sixbucks and then one day I realized, why am I paying this much for coffee. I was looking for 5 hour energy but could only find a knock off called 6 hour power. It worked pretty good.
    I have never heard of 6 Hour Power but I will have to check that out, thanks!
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    Quote from chilibean
    My favorite snack while studying is cold red grapes and a green tea from starbucks. The best thing about starbucks is when you study there the refills are only $0.50.
    is that just for refills on green tea or is that for any Starbucks drink that you order? I never knew about that! Then again I don't think the Starbucks that I have on campus has $0.50 refills but I could be very wrong...
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    There's nothing that I can eat that will help me stay focused. I drink coffee sometimes, but its a fine line between getting energy, and not drinking so much I am over hyper and unable to concentrate anyway. I have never been able to take any kind of caffeine pills (nodoz, viverine) etc. Tried that when I was younger and it always made me sick to my stomach, sometimes made me vomit, and gave me a headache which I had to go to sleep to relieve.

    Here's what I have found helps concentration for me. Take mini breaks every half hour to an hour or so to just get up and walk around. I have a treadmill and sometimes hop on that to get my blood pumping in between. I have also been known to take a page I needed to memorize and do it while walking around the block. I think it's easier to learn when you have blood moving to the brain. Another trick if your getting tired is to stick your feet under cold water (just your feet). I actually read this somewhere a few semesters ago along with the physiological reason it works (and it does).

    I also try to always get a study group together when class starts which helps. Even when we studied separate it was motivating. The night before a big test we were constantly calling each other and checking up, asking questions, discussing important concepts and it makes you stay on your toes. In addition, we usually took a pool of $3 each before a test. There were 6 of us in the group so the one with the highest grade got $15. Even though it was only $15 the concept and competition really help everyone's motivation.
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    Quote from coolpeach
    Here's what I have found helps concentration for me. Take mini breaks every half hour to an hour or so to just get up and walk around. I have a treadmill and sometimes hop on that to get my blood pumping in between. I have also been known to take a page I needed to memorize and do it while walking around the block. I think it's easier to learn when you have blood moving to the brain.
    that's my problem - I'm the type of person that can't get interrupted. once I start something, I have to finish - or at least work on it until I want to finish. if I get interrupted or try to take a break, it's hard for me to get back into the swing of things.

    Quote from coolpeach
    I also try to always get a study group together when class starts which helps. Even when we studied separate it was motivating. The night before a big test we were constantly calling each other and checking up, asking questions, discussing important concepts and it makes you stay on your toes. In addition, we usually took a pool of $3 each before a test. There were 6 of us in the group so the one with the highest grade got $15. Even though it was only $15 the concept and competition really help everyone's motivation.
    That actually seems like a good idea! sometimes I have motivation issues as well as my friends. I'll have to discuss this with my study group lol
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    I've gained so much weight since being in school I I definetly need to start snacking on more healthy snacks. I think nurses should be in good shape in order to be a good role model for patients.
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    Quote from coolpeach
    There's nothing that I can eat that will help me stay focused. I drink coffee sometimes, but its a fine line between getting energy, and not drinking so much I am over hyper and unable to concentrate anyway. I have never been able to take any kind of caffeine pills (nodoz, viverine) etc. Tried that when I was younger and it always made me sick to my stomach, sometimes made me vomit, and gave me a headache which I had to go to sleep to relieve.

    Here's what I have found helps concentration for me. Take mini breaks every half hour to an hour or so to just get up and walk around. I have a treadmill and sometimes hop on that to get my blood pumping in between. I have also been known to take a page I needed to memorize and do it while walking around the block. I think it's easier to learn when you have blood moving to the brain. Another trick if your getting tired is to stick your feet under cold water (just your feet). I actually read this somewhere a few semesters ago along with the physiological reason it works (and it does).

    I also try to always get a study group together when class starts which helps. Even when we studied separate it was motivating. The night before a big test we were constantly calling each other and checking up, asking questions, discussing important concepts and it makes you stay on your toes. In addition, we usually took a pool of $3 each before a test. There were 6 of us in the group so the one with the highest grade got $15. Even though it was only $15 the concept and competition really help everyone's motivation.
    Thanks that was all really good advice.
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    Quote from nursing student 19
    I've gained so much weight since being in school I I definetly need to start snacking on more healthy snacks. I think nurses should be in good shape in order to be a good role model for patients.
    Most of nursing school is sitting on your butt hitting the books. Also, take out food becomes a regular food item since students have limited time to prepare a meal. The food at the school cafeteria isn't much better. We did have a gym and about every semester I was able to go regularly for about a month before I got too busy or out of the habit.

    My wife was watching a show today (think on TLC) about obese people. Made me want to exercise and start counting calories again.


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