What is a good study snack? - page 4

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  1. Visit  rnmomtobe2010 profile page
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    All of these ideas are making me hungry ...Thanks a million!!!
  2. Visit  moncj66 profile page
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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.
  3. Visit  Sarah Bellum profile page
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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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  4. Visit  whodatnurse profile page
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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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  5. Visit  shrimpchips profile page
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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!
  6. Visit  shrimpchips profile page
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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...
  7. Visit  coolpeach profile page
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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.
  8. Visit  shrimpchips profile page
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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
  9. Visit  NurseLoveJoy88 profile page
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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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  10. Visit  Simpleplan profile page
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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.
  11. Visit  Simpleplan profile page
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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.
  12. Visit  shrimpchips profile page
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    Quote from Simpleplan
    My wife was watching a show today (think on TLC) about obese people. Made me want to exercise and start counting calories again.
    I was also watching something on TLC last night about obese people...one man eats over 36,000 calories / DAY yet he only weighed 600-some lbs. he's bedridden and can't even get up to the use the bathroom and using a bedpan is difficult, so he has to wear a pad/diaper which is changed every 4 hours or so.

    how can someone eat that much???? that's just ridiculous.
  13. Visit  Simpleplan profile page
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    Quote from shrimpchips
    I was also watching something on TLC last night about obese people...one man eats over 36,000 calories / DAY yet he only weighed 600-some lbs. he's bedridden and can't even get up to the use the bathroom and using a bedpan is difficult, so he has to wear a pad/diaper which is changed every 4 hours or so.

    how can someone eat that much???? that's just ridiculous.
    Yes, that was the program. It was so sad. I know those people don't want to live that way. It must be an addiction or medical problem of some sort. It is hard not to judge, because we are conditioned as a society to think negatively about overweight people. Still, nobody would choose to live like that if they had a choice. I hope they are successful in overcoming their weight problem. We all have our crosses to bear.


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