Breakfast and Snack, June 11th, 2012

User avatar
breadbucket
Posts: 170
Joined: Thu Dec 08, 2011 10:57 pm

Re: Breakfast and Snack, June 11th, 2012

Postby breadbucket » Tue May 29, 2012 8:13 pm

VasaVasori wrote:
rinkrat19 wrote:
breadbucket wrote:I do mean no offense, but I'm not sure you understand much about nutrition. It may not be a physical marathon but it is a mental one, why do you think when one is extremely malnourished they experience hallucinations?
So don't take the LSAT malnourished.

There may be an incremental cognitive benefit to flaxseed oil, but my point is that the negatives of being completely fucking neurotic about the test are going to outweigh any possible benefits. Mental performance on a test might have a 0.1% correllation to breakfast that day, but it's a lot more closely linked to how someone handles adversity and nerves. If they go in with a completely rigid plan and expectation, any little bump is going to derail them. My philosophy is to prepare so that no matter what you eat and no matter how much traffic there is and no matter what kind of noise there is, you can say "fuck it, I got this."

I also outperformed my PT average. FWIW

You realize, of course, that all this guy is trying to do is plan out what he's going to eat the day of the test? I mean, lots of people do this on normal days. I would hardly call it neurotic.


I know, but why take that .1% chance? For me, my mind is better at ease knowing that I did everything in my personal power to alleviate potential detriments. I can't control the externalities in a test center (pen taping, watch beeping, proctor talking), but I can control my own efforts. So if there is a pen taping, at least I ate a great breakfast and feel prepared to power through it.

User avatar
tedalbany
Posts: 1697
Joined: Wed Apr 11, 2012 11:15 pm

Re: Breakfast and Snack, June 11th, 2012

Postby tedalbany » Tue May 29, 2012 8:14 pm

+1 to everything rink says.

Jesus it's a test like every other test you've taken, just eat like a normal person you neurotic little weirdos.

User avatar
Mr. Pancakes
Posts: 1234
Joined: Thu Nov 24, 2011 1:11 pm

Re: Breakfast and Snack, June 11th, 2012

Postby Mr. Pancakes » Tue May 29, 2012 9:16 pm

don't eat some extravagant breakfast. just do what you do every day. ree rees.

rbkl
Posts: 57
Joined: Wed Dec 28, 2011 2:18 pm

Re: Breakfast and Snack, June 11th, 2012

Postby rbkl » Tue May 29, 2012 9:18 pm

rbkl wrote:What should we eat for dinner the night before? PASTA?



!!!

User avatar
Mr. Pancakes
Posts: 1234
Joined: Thu Nov 24, 2011 1:11 pm

Re: Breakfast and Snack, June 11th, 2012

Postby Mr. Pancakes » Tue May 29, 2012 9:23 pm

Eat pasta if you're use to eating pasta. Some pasta is extremely high in fiber and it might give you the shits.

User avatar
LexLeon
Posts: 400
Joined: Fri Oct 07, 2011 11:03 pm

Re: Breakfast and Snack, June 11th, 2012

Postby LexLeon » Tue May 29, 2012 10:07 pm

VasaVasori wrote:
rinkrat19 wrote:
breadbucket wrote:I do mean no offense, but I'm not sure you understand much about nutrition. It may not be a physical marathon but it is a mental one, why do you think when one is extremely malnourished they experience hallucinations?
So don't take the LSAT malnourished.

There may be an incremental cognitive benefit to flaxseed oil, but my point is that the negatives of being completely fucking neurotic about the test are going to outweigh any possible benefits. Mental performance on a test might have a 0.1% correllation to breakfast that day, but it's a lot more closely linked to how someone handles adversity and nerves. If they go in with a completely rigid plan and expectation, any little bump is going to derail them. My philosophy is to prepare so that no matter what you eat and no matter how much traffic there is and no matter what kind of noise there is, you can say "fuck it, I got this."

I also outperformed my PT average. FWIW

You realize, of course, that all this guy is trying to do is plan out what he's going to eat the day of the test? I mean, lots of people do this on normal days. I would hardly call it neurotic.


So true...thank you for the reality check my friend.

User avatar
tedalbany
Posts: 1697
Joined: Wed Apr 11, 2012 11:15 pm

Re: Breakfast and Snack, June 11th, 2012

Postby tedalbany » Tue May 29, 2012 10:18 pm

LexLeon wrote:
VasaVasori wrote:
rinkrat19 wrote:
breadbucket wrote:I do mean no offense, but I'm not sure you understand much about nutrition. It may not be a physical marathon but it is a mental one, why do you think when one is extremely malnourished they experience hallucinations?
So don't take the LSAT malnourished.

There may be an incremental cognitive benefit to flaxseed oil, but my point is that the negatives of being completely fucking neurotic about the test are going to outweigh any possible benefits. Mental performance on a test might have a 0.1% correllation to breakfast that day, but it's a lot more closely linked to how someone handles adversity and nerves. If they go in with a completely rigid plan and expectation, any little bump is going to derail them. My philosophy is to prepare so that no matter what you eat and no matter how much traffic there is and no matter what kind of noise there is, you can say "fuck it, I got this."

I also outperformed my PT average. FWIW

You realize, of course, that all this guy is trying to do is plan out what he's going to eat the day of the test? I mean, lots of people do this on normal days. I would hardly call it neurotic.


So true...thank you for the reality check my friend.


Not neurotic if you normally eat like that. But planning out meals as if you're an olympic athlete for a 4 hour test is being neurotic. Before my last 3 hour [LS] final I ate a greasy ass omelette and homefries at a diner with a coke, got an A. HTH.

User avatar
fips tedora
Posts: 3767
Joined: Sat May 07, 2011 8:28 pm

Re: Breakfast and Snack, June 11th, 2012

Postby fips tedora » Wed May 30, 2012 1:19 am

Breakfast - Hit the juicer with some carrots, cucumbers, kale, lemon, and 2 apples. Bottle of Water. Piss 3 times. Ya done.

User avatar
Tom Joad
Posts: 4542
Joined: Thu Dec 04, 2008 5:56 pm

Re: Breakfast and Snack, June 11th, 2012

Postby Tom Joad » Wed May 30, 2012 1:24 am

OP, you sound like a hippie and you are probably going to piss yourself during the LSAT, but don't worry Boalt has a low LSAT median.

User avatar
crumpetsandtea
Posts: 7156
Joined: Thu Jun 17, 2010 7:57 pm

Re: Breakfast and Snack, June 11th, 2012

Postby crumpetsandtea » Wed May 30, 2012 2:41 am

Lol for realz...?

Just eat what you're used to eating. Eating/drinking more/less than what you're used to will make you distracted. I ate something like greek yogurt + honey/fruit/granola and then some sesame crackers with cheese during the break (which is literally what I would eat every day before/during work normally).

Chillax bro!




Return to “LSAT Prep and Discussion Forum”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: Alexandros, dj9i27, SweetTort and 4 guests