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Test Day Breakfast: How Early and What To Eat

Posted: Wed Nov 27, 2013 2:01 pm
by lsat_hopeful
Seriously want to get in the habit from now. Don't want to have to worry about grogginess, having to use the restroom, being hungry, etc.

Re: Test Day Breakfast: How Early and What To Eat

Posted: Wed Nov 27, 2013 2:46 pm
by David_Hume14
Interested in this as well. energy drinks give me a better perform rate but make me need to use the bathroom a lot.

Re: Test Day Breakfast: How Early and What To Eat

Posted: Wed Nov 27, 2013 2:51 pm
by YYZ
High fiber muffins and coffee

Re: Test Day Breakfast: How Early and What To Eat

Posted: Wed Nov 27, 2013 3:11 pm
by ManoftheHour
I eat eggs, wheat toast, and some water. Definitely eat. I starved myself the first time and by the time I got to section four, my stomach was growling. I wake up at 6:30 am everyday anyway so grogginess is not an issue.

Re: Test Day Breakfast: How Early and What To Eat

Posted: Wed Nov 27, 2013 4:47 pm
by OVOXO
I have a bowl of oatmeal, 2 eggs, and two pieces of toast (multigrain). Gives me enough carbs + protein to hit the ground running hard for 9:00 am.

Re: Test Day Breakfast: How Early and What To Eat

Posted: Wed Nov 27, 2013 4:52 pm
by blackbirdfly
I didn't have any issues with hunger in October. For breakfast, I had eggs, toast, OJ, and a banana. I woke up (and ate) about 2 hours before I had to be at the test site.

Re: Test Day Breakfast: How Early and What To Eat

Posted: Wed Nov 27, 2013 4:59 pm
by NYC2012
Agree with above posters, but I will also mention that you should avoiding drinking large amounts of fluid. I had a couple sips of water in the AM and that was it. Didn't want to have to worry about it during the test.

Re: Test Day Breakfast: How Early and What To Eat

Posted: Wed Nov 27, 2013 5:01 pm
by David_Hume14
NYC2012 wrote:Agree with above posters, but I will also mention that you should avoiding drinking large amounts of fluid. I had a couple sips of water in the AM and that was it. Didn't want to have to worry about it during the test.


"large amounts of fluid"

true to your avatar ;-)

Re: Test Day Breakfast: How Early and What To Eat

Posted: Wed Nov 27, 2013 7:53 pm
by meegee
My test was at 08:30. I woke up at 06:00. What you eat is really up to you, just stay clear of anything that'll fuck your stomach up. I drank coffee, but I would recommend drinking that as early as possible, so you have time to go to the restroom later. Coffee really makes me pee. Ditto on the fluids. Drink a bit, but try to not drink too much. My proctor allowed water bottles, and they had a water fountain outside. I didn't drink my water during the test, but I did drink some water during the break.

For breakfast I ate a sandwhich, hash browns, and a bacon+egg+cheese wrap, all from Dunkin. I felt fine.

Just remember to eat. Nothing worse than taking the LSAT on an empty stomach (I did that during my PTs, felt like absolute shit).

I also brought some granola bar-ish snacks and Kitkats. I brought like 3 Kitkat bars, and like 4 granola bar things. It was a lot, but I figure it's better to have it and not need it, then want it and not have it. The sugar helps give you some energy, I think. I didn't drink 5 hour energy or coffee during the break though.

Re: Test Day Breakfast: How Early and What To Eat

Posted: Wed Nov 27, 2013 8:26 pm
by justonemoregame
Heated up some leftover chicken korma, washed it down with a flat corona. Brought fruit roll-ups for snack, 175.

Re: Test Day Breakfast: How Early and What To Eat

Posted: Thu Nov 28, 2013 1:07 am
by Jeffort
Whether you choose to have oatmeal, oreo cookies, eggs or whatever for breakfast, you should immediately start eating breakfast everyday at the same time in the morning you will on test day so that your bodily functions, digestion, energy level and whatnot are all synched up in a good timing cycle for test day. By starting now it gives your body time to get into a 'regular' routine so that you will be 'regular' on a predictable schedule that will not create an unexpected need to do #1 or #2 at an inopportune time during test day. Yes, this means getting your pooping and peeing timing in order and onto a regular predictable schedule! Once you get into a set daily routine with timing when and what you eat and drink your body will end up with a regular routine of when it wants/needs to expel. It also makes sure you are used to the energy level you will have from the food you eat for breakfast during testing time.

To fully regularize this cycle its also helpful to stick to the same foods so your system is fully used to it and the energy level it gives you for during the test. Oatmeal and eggs is good, but you can pick whatever foods work best for you since it varies by individual and what your typical diet usually is. Some protein and some carbs along with vitamins and minerals are all important for good functioning.

Re: Test Day Breakfast: How Early and What To Eat

Posted: Thu Nov 28, 2013 10:52 pm
by NYC2012
David_Hume14 wrote:
NYC2012 wrote:Agree with above posters, but I will also mention that you should avoiding drinking large amounts of fluid. I had a couple sips of water in the AM and that was it. Didn't want to have to worry about it during the test.


"large amounts of fluid"

true to your avatar ;-)


Hahahahahaha love it

Re: Test Day Breakfast: How Early and What To Eat

Posted: Fri Nov 29, 2013 12:34 am
by lsat_hopeful
NYC2012 wrote:
David_Hume14 wrote:
NYC2012 wrote:Agree with above posters, but I will also mention that you should avoiding drinking large amounts of fluid. I had a couple sips of water in the AM and that was it. Didn't want to have to worry about it during the test.


"large amounts of fluid"

true to your avatar ;-)


Hahahahahaha love it


Can't break character now! (You were doing so well :P)

Re: Test Day Breakfast: How Early and What To Eat

Posted: Fri Nov 29, 2013 9:29 am
by raindrop
1 Cup of oatmeal
1/2 ounce of flax seed meal
1 cup whole milk (organic yo)
Cinnamon & honey added separately to preference

1 banana
1 greek yogurt

water

vitamins + fish oil

This is what I generally have everyday though so I know it's safe. Plus I stay full for ~5.5 hours (timed it).

Re: Test Day Breakfast: How Early and What To Eat

Posted: Sat Nov 30, 2013 2:26 am
by dosto
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Re: Test Day Breakfast: How Early and What To Eat

Posted: Sat Nov 30, 2013 1:34 pm
by lsat_hopeful
dosto wrote:
raindrop wrote:1 Cup of oatmeal
1/2 ounce of flax seed meal
1 cup whole milk (organic yo)
Cinnamon & honey added separately to preference

1 banana
1 greek yogurt

water

vitamins + fish oil

This is what I generally have everyday though so I know it's safe. Plus I stay full for ~5.5 hours (timed it).


This really puts my Nutella and bread breakfast to shame.


Especially that last part:

(timed it).


Way to make me feel under-prepared.

But, honestly, this is what probably saves people at least a point or two on test day so I think it actually makes a lot of sense.