Whack the snack attack


Exam time is upon us, a time when we all pig out on snacks and unhealthy meals. This is the exact opposite of what our bodies require at this time of year.

The brain needs to function to the best of its ability during study season. Eating healthy meals with minimal snacking in between is essential for this. Here are some tips on how to avoid snacking while studying.

Eat a good breakfast

Get up early and prepare a healthy breakfast with plenty of fruit. This will fill you up and give you energy for a hard day at the desk.

Drink plenty of water

Keep yourself hydrated while you work. Sometimes thirst can be mistaken for hunger, so before you reach for a chocolate bar, just grab some water instead.

Keep working

Put yourself in a situation where you can’t snack. Go to the library and take short breaks during which you don’t have time to nibble on anything.

Eat three decent meals

Make a meal plan and stick to it. Extra snacking means extra spending too, so you’ll save in the long run.

Healthy snacks

If you can’t resist the hunger any longer, have a piece of fruit or some yogurt.


Aoibheann Diver

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