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What do you guys take to mock MCATs or plan to, or have taken to test day to snack on? I had a hard time staying awake and refreshed through the test. Thinking about taking a thermos with coffee to drink on breaks. What do you guys think?
 

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iamsoopaman said:
What do you guys take to mock MCATs or plan to, or have taken to test day to snack on? I had a hard time staying awake and refreshed through the test. Thinking about taking a thermos with coffee to drink on breaks. What do you guys think?
Unless you drink coffee intermitently throughout the day, I would not bring the thermos of coffee. Anything in the granola family is good; maybe bring a soda for lunch if you need the caffeine.
 
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i brought powerbars, gatorade, and starbucks doubleshots
 

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energy drinks, protein bars, sandwiches
 

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red bull.
 

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I have had my share of nasty protein bars...what kind do you guys get? :confused:
 

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almonds and fig newtons during breaks...
PBJ and coffee at lunch
and vitamin water
 

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I ate a half a powerbar during each break and a Dr. Pepper before verbal. I had a sub sandwich for lunch. I drank water and gatorade when I was thirsty.
 

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fried chicken and diet coke :cool:
 

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oxeye said:
I ate a half a powerbar during each break and a Dr. Pepper before verbal. I had a sub sandwich for lunch. I drank water and gatorade when I was thirsty.
you and your dr. pepper ;)
 
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Nikki2002 said:
you and your dr. pepper ;)
hahaha oh wow...nikki2002 we used to go out...ridiculous
 

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:thumbup: Invest in some EAS myoplex or other protein shakes; sustained energy + complex carbs + B complex vitamins= kick ass on bio section when you're dead tired.
 

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you and your dr. pepper ;)
My score probably would have been 5 points lower without it. :laugh:
 

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I bought into the Kaplan Gatorade phenomenon, but I love Gatorade. Stay away from things you aren't used to eating/drinking, even if someone tells you it's a good idea. Bringing an energy drink like redbull or a starbucks double shot is a good idea in case of an emergency!
 

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All I can say is bring two giant bowls of white rice and lots of turkey...
















... If you want to fall into a peaceful slumber :laugh:
 
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I ate several NutriGrain fruitbars before the test and one during each break, to keep that blood sugar up and give my brain all the glucose it needs. Basically, bring anything with lots of sugar and keep eating it-

iamsoopaman said:
What do you guys take to mock MCATs or plan to, or have taken to test day to snack on? I had a hard time staying awake and refreshed through the test. Thinking about taking a thermos with coffee to drink on breaks. What do you guys think?
 

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SKITTLES!!! i like the tropical kind best--during your breaks just shove handfuls into your mouth as quickly as possible---you don't even have to chew them.
 

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Nikki2002 said:
SKITTLES!!! i like the tropical kind best--during your breaks just shove handfuls into your mouth as quickly as possible---you don't even have to chew them.
:laugh: Good image!
 

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Coffee and Adderall! With a little of Moe's (Mexican food) for lunch. That part I do not advise!
I wish there were a Moe's by my testing center. I will go over there after the test!
"Welcome to Moeeeeeeeeeeeeeee's!! :)"
 

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natusss said:
I wish there were a Moe's by my testing center. I will go over there after the test!
"Welcome to Moeeeeeeeeeeeeeee's!! :)"
OMG, there's a Potbelly's attached to the Moe's by my house and the whole time I'm waiting in line at Potbelly's, I hear "Welcome to Moe's!" and there's this one guy who's rhythm is wrong, so you hear: Welcome to Moe's....to Moe's!" It's so funny!!
 

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I drank 4 redbulls during the test, one at each break. I was buzzin!
Oh, also, eat healthy snacks until the bio part, then eat whatever u want because that way you'll crash right by the time bio is getting done
 

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I drank 4 redbulls during the test, one at each break. I was buzzin!
Oh, also, eat healthy snacks until the bio part, then eat whatever u want because that way you'll crash right by the time bio is getting done
What kept you from peeing through the whole test?
 

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You can hold it for 100 minutes, plus, at my center they would let you leave in the middle if you had to use the bathroom, but there was quite alot of scruiteny. One red bull and a bit of water to keep ya hydrated, and piss like a racehorse at the end of each section. no prob.
 

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CARBOHYDRATES:
since Glucose is for brain power ...
Question then for you science gurus: What about fruits as snacks?
==> Fructose, is it equally well or even better? (is it absorbed less quickly? and less blood glucose fluctuations (compared to e.g. granola bars)?)

PROTEINS:
Keeps you full longer.
But in essence that's the sole function of it on test day right?
Cos too much of it makes your parasympathetic system too active and diminished brain power and even sleepiness, so just a little is good enough (e.g. protein shakes may be too much), am I right or wrong?

rsvp
 

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Have you guys tried those new gatorade protein energy bars?
 
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