Most Effective Test Day Snack

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Most Effective Test Day Snack

Postby crisgcia » Tue Sep 17, 2013 8:33 am

Something a bit more lighthearted than the usual topics in this forum, but what are some of the best snacks you can have on test day? Ideally, it needs to be something heavy enough to keep you from getting hungry during the second portion of the exam, but light enough not to leave you in a coma-like state afterwards.

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Re: Most Effective Test Day Snack

Postby wtrc » Tue Sep 17, 2013 8:38 am

Almonds, a banana, and an energy bar work for me. Maybe some NeuroSonic or a half a RedBull too. Remember, you only need to be functioning for 1:10 after the break, so even if you spike your sugar a bit, any crash will probably come after.

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Re: Most Effective Test Day Snack

Postby JWP1022 » Tue Sep 17, 2013 9:04 am

Anything that will keep you energized long enough that you can drink immediately after the test.

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Re: Most Effective Test Day Snack

Postby Kimikho » Tue Sep 17, 2013 2:31 pm

I'm pulling out some GU from my running stash. I'll probably bring real food too though.

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Re: Most Effective Test Day Snack

Postby rebexness » Tue Sep 17, 2013 2:36 pm

Probably doing a Protein bar.

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Re: Most Effective Test Day Snack

Postby Nonconsecutive » Tue Sep 17, 2013 3:12 pm

Last time I had a banana, protein bar, and a smidgeon of water during the break. Coupled with the oatmeal breakfast I had prior to the test, I don't remember ever being even remotely hungry.

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Re: Most Effective Test Day Snack

Postby tuffyjohnson » Tue Sep 17, 2013 4:47 pm

Nonconsecutive wrote:Last time I had a banana, protein bar, and a smidgeon of water during the break. Coupled with the oatmeal breakfast I had prior to the test, I don't remember ever being even remotely hungry.


operative word: smidgeon. When I'm PT'ing I'll get up if I have to pee real bad. Something to think about for test day...

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Re: Most Effective Test Day Snack

Postby Otunga » Tue Sep 17, 2013 5:16 pm

tuffyjohnson wrote:
Nonconsecutive wrote:Last time I had a banana, protein bar, and a smidgeon of water during the break. Coupled with the oatmeal breakfast I had prior to the test, I don't remember ever being even remotely hungry.


operative word: smidgeon. When I'm PT'ing I'll get up if I have to pee real bad. Something to think about for test day...


Usually I get up as well. But a couple times I've just powered through the intense feelings to piss....and my section scores dropped a point or 2 below normal, so the best bet is to drink with caution.

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Re: Most Effective Test Day Snack

Postby dowu » Tue Sep 17, 2013 5:18 pm

Hot wings

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Re: Most Effective Test Day Snack

Postby lsatyolo » Tue Sep 17, 2013 5:21 pm

Otunga wrote:
tuffyjohnson wrote:
Nonconsecutive wrote:Last time I had a banana, protein bar, and a smidgeon of water during the break. Coupled with the oatmeal breakfast I had prior to the test, I don't remember ever being even remotely hungry.


operative word: smidgeon. When I'm PT'ing I'll get up if I have to pee real bad. Something to think about for test day...


Usually I get up as well. But a couple times I've just powered through the intense feelings to piss....and my section scores dropped a point or 2 below normal, so the best bet is to drink with caution.


Both of y'all should start holding that shit at all other times during the day until you absolutely have to go. It helps, trust me.


I'll probably have a cliff bar along with a banana.

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Re: Most Effective Test Day Snack

Postby Otunga » Tue Sep 17, 2013 5:25 pm

lsatyolo wrote:
Otunga wrote:
tuffyjohnson wrote:
Nonconsecutive wrote:Last time I had a banana, protein bar, and a smidgeon of water during the break. Coupled with the oatmeal breakfast I had prior to the test, I don't remember ever being even remotely hungry.


operative word: smidgeon. When I'm PT'ing I'll get up if I have to pee real bad. Something to think about for test day...


Usually I get up as well. But a couple times I've just powered through the intense feelings to piss....and my section scores dropped a point or 2 below normal, so the best bet is to drink with caution.


Both of y'all should start holding that shit at all other times during the day until you absolutely have to go. It helps, trust me.


I'll probably have a cliff bar along with a banana.


Well, it's particularly bad with coffee (and beer), which is why I'm not bothering with coffee on test day.

I think a cliff bar and banana sounds good to me. That's something I'd eat before the gym, anyway - it's light enough not to hinder you but sufficient for energy.

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Re: Most Effective Test Day Snack

Postby wtrc » Tue Sep 17, 2013 5:27 pm

Otunga wrote:
Well, it's particularly bad with coffee (and beer), which is why I'm not bothering with coffee on test day.

I think a cliff bar and banana sounds good to me. That's something I'd eat before the gym, anyway - it's light enough not to hinder you but sufficient for energy.


I take it you are bothering with beer on test day.

http://www.medicaldaily.com/drinking-al ... lls-240105

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Re: Most Effective Test Day Snack

Postby iLaw » Tue Sep 17, 2013 5:29 pm

Kit Kats.

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Re: Most Effective Test Day Snack

Postby finnandjake2 » Tue Sep 17, 2013 5:31 pm

Avoid juice too. Really any amount of beverages beyond a sufficient amount of water should be avoided unless you absolutely need coffee or an energy drink and have been practicing holding your bladder.

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Re: Most Effective Test Day Snack

Postby finnandjake2 » Tue Sep 17, 2013 5:31 pm

Beef jerky.

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Re: Most Effective Test Day Snack

Postby Otunga » Tue Sep 17, 2013 5:37 pm

wtrcoins3 wrote:
Otunga wrote:
Well, it's particularly bad with coffee (and beer), which is why I'm not bothering with coffee on test day.

I think a cliff bar and banana sounds good to me. That's something I'd eat before the gym, anyway - it's light enough not to hinder you but sufficient for energy.


I take it you are bothering with beer on test day.

http://www.medicaldaily.com/drinking-al ... lls-240105


I have had beer while drilling Cambridge. Never tried it during a PT though. There were no negative effects while drilling.

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Re: Most Effective Test Day Snack

Postby tofuspeedstar » Tue Sep 17, 2013 5:54 pm

PB sandwich, Almonds, Gatorade 01 pack.

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Re: Most Effective Test Day Snack

Postby magickware » Tue Sep 17, 2013 7:39 pm

I like beef jerky and a dark (anything between 60-70) chocolate.

That's pretty much what I've always had for standardized tests.

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Re: Most Effective Test Day Snack

Postby sopranorleone » Tue Sep 17, 2013 7:59 pm

Cock meat sandwich.

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Re: Most Effective Test Day Snack

Postby SteelPenguin » Wed Sep 18, 2013 11:16 pm

I'm not planning on eating anything. Power/protein bars are more likely to get me sick than help me, and I don't care much for bananas. Maybe I'll just bring a chocolate bar.

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Re: Most Effective Test Day Snack

Postby notalobbyist » Wed Sep 18, 2013 11:30 pm

Peanut M&M's and Starbucks Doubleshot

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Re: Most Effective Test Day Snack

Postby mephistopheles » Thu Sep 19, 2013 12:08 am

dowu wrote:Hot wings

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Re: Most Effective Test Day Snack

Postby Kimikho » Thu Sep 19, 2013 12:19 am

SteelPenguin wrote:I'm not planning on eating anything. Power/protein bars are more likely to get me sick than help me, and I don't care much for bananas. Maybe I'll just bring a chocolate bar.


That's why I'm bringing running food. Outside of one day a year I don't go that long without eating unless I'm also asleep :/

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Re: Most Effective Test Day Snack

Postby RobertGolddust » Thu Sep 19, 2013 12:08 pm

Pussy unless it smells like tuna, then I don't eat.

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Re: Most Effective Test Day Snack

Postby Kimikho » Thu Sep 19, 2013 1:09 pm

RobertGolddust wrote:Pussy unless it smells like tuna, then I don't eat.


Can't fit inside a ziplock bag. 120.




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