Hi friends! It’s that time of the semester again: finals season (dundundunnn)
It’s a time filled with a lot of things; to name a few : the sound of the textbook spine opening for the first time, sweatpants and messy buns, and – of course – lots and lots of stress.
Something that often goes hand-in-hand with all the stressful feelings is STRESSFUL EATING. We’ve all been there, I get it.
When you first start having the mental breakdown, the big bag of greasy chips and the entire pizza you ordered seems like a good idea. Comfort food to help you get by, right? Wrong!
While there is absolutely nothing wrong with a little bit of comfort food in moderation, at the end of the day, you know it will leave you feeling sluggish, unhealthy, unattractive, and totally unmotivated – kind of the opposite of the way you want to be feeling after a “quick” study break.
It may take a bit of extra planning and motivation, but healthy study snacks can go a long way to helping you feel productive and in control during a busy and stressful exam period! Certain foods (ex: whole grains, fish, blueberries, seeds and nuts, broccoli, eggs, and more – see 1 and 2!) have even been found to boost brainpower and increase memory and concentration. Talk about super foods. It doesn’t have to be anything too fancy either – there are tons of ideas floating around for healthy, quick, inexpensive, and easy study snacks. Try some out & help yourself stay feeling good this exam season!
Happy [or at least not totally miserable and guilt-ridden] studying, you intelligent babes!