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eating candy before sections

Discussion in 'MCAT Discussions' started by sotired, Aug 3, 2006.

  1. sotired

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    yesterday before taking the bio section of one of the aamc exams i drank a little of a milkshake and noticed how much more energy i had, and how much quicker i finished the section - without compromising accuracy. i normally don't eat like many sugary things, but i'm wondering if eating candy before some of the sections (esp bio, because its at the tail end, and i'm the most exhausted at this point) will help keep you focused.

    any thoughts, or experiences with this?
     
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    Before Bio is the only time I would recommend something that will give you a sugar high.
     
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    i might try that, i'm taking a practice saturday...but do they allow you to eat food betweeen sections?
     
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    Agreed. Remember sugar highs are often followed by sugar crashes. Don't want to have one of those!!!
     
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    Not unless you continue to feed your face with sugar!

    I'm going for Skittles in the pocket :smuggrin:
     
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    I was thinking that it would be best to experience first hand the effects of Diabetes Mellitus in the middle of Bio so you could better understand the role of insulin and glucagon on glucose levels... :)
     
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    Dude, screw candy. Go all the way.

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    I'm having three of these in the morning and another during lunch. :D
     
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    If Candy doesn't mind, go for it. Just be sure to find a private place.

    Actually, sugar is a pretty short term high. It would be smarter to eat a granolla bar or something with complex carbs, nuts etc besides just sugar.
     
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    powerbars worked well for me
     
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    Eat GRAPES. Lots of them. Your brain burns glucose.
     
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    Thanks for that! :laugh:
     
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    I fall asleep when I eat. I had a mildly starchy carbohydrate rich breakfast before a diagnostic, and I was drowsy/dozy in Physical Sciences, actually dozed off for a few minutes in Verbal, and was kind of heavy-eyed in Biological Sciences. Bio wasn't that bad though, because I'm usually somewhat more attentive after writing (how can you fall asleep when you're writing?)
     
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    I did this last year and it seemed to keep me going.

    You have a 15 minute break after Physics and the Essay. And an hour lunch break in between.

    I was actually pretty glad that I had gotten that snack during the first break. I had breakfast at around 7:00, with registration starting at 8:00 and being painfully slow we didn't really start writing until 9:15 am. I don't think I could have survived until the lunch break without some sugar.

    I'm one of those people who work pretty well if they feel full.
    Remember that eating habits during the school year and during the summer holidays are a bit different so try not to make drastic changes during the MCAT.
     

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