Recommendations For What To Eat When Revision Nibbles Strike?

I'm currently in revision period ready for my 2nd year Uni exams, which means I get bored, and therefore want to eat. Also wanting to stress eat (there's a lot to remember...), which is really not ideal, especially as I'm trying to lose weight. I probably could have chosen a better time of year to start trying to lose weight, but never mind! I was wondering whether people had any suggestions for something that I could snack on without feeling too guilty (obviously the usual chocolate to drown the doom and gloom revision fills us with is not an option at the moment), but which also tastes vaguely nice (as, although I understand that eating some celery or something is probably the best thing to do, it doesn't quite satisfy the cravings that revising creates). Thanks! :)

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  • Thinking... what about dry breakfast cereal preferably unsweetened like bran flakes?

  • Oooh, that might work! Thanks :)

  • Hi and welcome. Adler :)

    If you follow all the directions in my introduction to the forum, you'll find dozens of suggestions for snacks :)

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  • Thank you! I'll take a look at the pinned posts now :)

  • To help ease the stress of revision, possibly consider taking a fifteen minute walk every couple of hours, as it'll allow everything that you're attempting to process sink in. If the sun is shining, you'll be getting a dose of natural vitamin D, too. A short break away from the books may also allow you to return to study feeling refreshed and ready to begin turning the pages once again.

    As for low calorie snacks, consider 25g of almonds with a 25g helping of raisins, 3 rice cakes with peanut butter or 50g of full fat Greek yoghurt mixed with a handful of nut based granola.

    Most importantly, though, ensure that you remain well hydrated, since dehydration can affect concentration.

  • Walking was what I ended up doing yesterday (I needed to do my weekly shop anyway, so broke up revision by going to the shops), but I worry that it eats into too much of my revision time :/ Hmm. I'll have a go, thanks :) And thanks for the snack suggestions too ^-^

  • Although a weekly food shop would have certainly taken time out of your day, hopefully a 15 minute every 2-3 hours shouldn't eat too severely into study time.

    Equally, since the weather is supposed to be warm over the next week, if Wi-Fi signal extends into the garden, take your study outdoors.

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