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What should I eat for the breakfast before my DAT? Also snacks?

Discussion in 'Pre-Dental' started by prehealthstudent69, May 14, 2014.

  1. prehealthstudent69

    prehealthstudent69 2+ Year Member

    Dec 4, 2013
    Rochester, New York
    I don't want to get hungry throughout the test, but I also don't want to have a food coma either... what do you guys suggest?
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  3. ICUrunning

    ICUrunning On the Iron Path 2+ Year Member

    Oct 22, 2012
    I had a protein bar as my snack, but I was so hyped on coffee I ate half of it.

    For breakfast go eat some mixed fruit, cereal, an egg.
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  4. LaughingGas

    LaughingGas 7+ Year Member

    May 17, 2010
    If you are not used to it, don't drink caffeinated drinks. Unless you want to have more frequent restroom breaks.
  5. predentalgirl

    predentalgirl 5+ Year Member

    Sep 18, 2012
    Morning = Egg, OJ, slice of bread with some butter

    During exam break = almonds and walnuts; 1/2 granola bar; some water (to rehydrate); couple of bites from an apple
    (I think I wasn't that hungry anyways after that breakfast. I ate more so that I don't get hungry and lose focus)
  6. ModifiedBass

    ModifiedBass 2+ Year Member

    Jul 1, 2013
    Taco Bell and a large coffee.
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  7. ktran17

    ktran17 5+ Year Member

    Apr 12, 2011
    Miso soup, rice, grilled mackerel, and eggs+toast. =)
  8. H4LfAd1ME

    H4LfAd1ME 5+ Year Member

    Mar 22, 2011
    I refrained from drinking liquids a couple hours prior to the test--didn't want to pee in the middle of the test! something light but filling like cereal is great. and depending on how crowded your prometric is, I wouldn't bank on eating during the break. I had just enough time to go to the bathroom and back.
  9. ICUrunning

    ICUrunning On the Iron Path 2+ Year Member

    Oct 22, 2012
    I just clenched my cheeks reading this.
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  10. ModifiedBass

    ModifiedBass 2+ Year Member

    Jul 1, 2013
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  11. Illfavor

    Illfavor 5+ Year Member

    Jan 3, 2012
    Breakfast: Whatever you normally eat. Why is this different?
    Snack: Anything with carbs.
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  12. HaverfoodsDDS

    HaverfoodsDDS 5+ Year Member

    Aug 25, 2012
    I literally didn't eat breakfast or have a snack during the break. I also barely slept cause I was so distraught that Tiger shot a 74,72 on the weekend in the 2012 PGA championship after having a chance to win (This is actually 100% True).......Seriously the effect that this kind of stuff has on your performance is very minimal and pales in comparison to your preparation and knowledge of the material. Worrying about little things like this will only stress you out more and in my opinion stress is your worst enemy when taking this test....If you prepare like you should you will do fine on the DAT, and there are literally hundreds upon hundreds of people on these forums who can corroborate that sentiment...
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  13. Ultrafear

    Ultrafear 2+ Year Member

    Apr 24, 2013
    2 Tbsp minced garlic
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  14. WastedTime

    WastedTime 5+ Year Member

    Apr 23, 2011
    Peanut m&ms
  15. Imrizzle

    Imrizzle 7+ Year Member

    May 16, 2010
    I had some cold Mcnuggets, that I picked up on the way to the test center.
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  16. hunterx2

    hunterx2 2+ Year Member

    Jan 28, 2013
    I took mine in the afternoon. Had a full breakfast and lunch, both pretty heavy meals.

    Spent 20 minutes during RC taking a dump lol. Good thing I didn't have to go during PAT.
  17. StumpMT

    StumpMT 2+ Year Member

    Sep 14, 2013
    LOL ^^^

    Exactly. Why change things just because you're taking a test? My breakfast was 2 whole eggs, 4 egg whites, and 1/2 cup of oatmeal with blueberries (of course I always eat that for breakfast so it was nothing new). I had a 5-Hour Energy before the exam and a protein/carb bar for my break.
  18. MBlue16

    MBlue16 5+ Year Member

    Sep 7, 2012
    I took my test in the morning.

    I had a banana, some mixed nuts, and water. I had to pee after the first part of the test, but that's about it. ;)
  19. ToothbrushBuddy

    ToothbrushBuddy 2+ Year Member

    Dec 6, 2012
    Anything that is high in protein and has a low glycemic index will help your blood sugar from crashing in the middle of the test. Eggs are excellent sources of protein, you should also bring a snack of nuts and fresh fruit to eat during the test to keep your energy up .
  20. KermitMorgenstein

    KermitMorgenstein 2+ Year Member

    Apr 2, 2014
    Eggs, bacon and OJ!

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  21. NMC2010

    NMC2010 τετέλεσται 2+ Year Member

    Jun 5, 2013
    on the sidewalk
    Pft, Scooby Doo fruit snacks all day
  22. stomatology


    Jul 29, 2013
    I'm getting ready to start studying for the DAT, so I won't be taking it for a few months.

    For breakfast I'm probably going to have either oatmeal made with protein powder, fruits, and nuts or an omelet with veggies and toast.

    As a snack, I'm planning on bringing honey (probably in a small tupperware) and either a fruit or some almonds. I really like the quick boost in energy that a spoonful or two of honey gives me, and I think having some complex carbs with it would be good.

    Whatever you end up eating, I think it should be something that has been tried and tested by you and proven to have a good effect on your body. I
  23. gn4

    gn4 2+ Year Member

    Apr 1, 2013
    ate the same stuff I always eat...leftover food from dinner. Had some leftover pasta and meatballs that I ate in the morning. Don't change your eating habit because of a test. Bring a granola bar to snack on during your breaks or something
  24. Jbroza

    Jbroza 5+ Year Member

    Jan 10, 2011
    eat what you normally eat in the morning. if you don't eat in the mornings start doing it a week or so before your DAT that way your body gets use to it. Eat light too like an egg and toast with some fruit. I made the mistake of just wolfing down aton food before my DAT and my body wasn't use to eating in the morning. I had to take a massive **** and couldn't focus.
  25. mosaiczn

    mosaiczn 5+ Year Member

    Apr 9, 2011
    Fistful of nuts before the test. Nothing sugary or caffeinated.
  26. lemons222


    Mar 18, 2014
    Eat nothing & binge on Chick-fil-a afterwards..LOL! I had never been so hungry in my life. Maybe the nervous belly, bubble guts, and emotional relief finally let me feel my senses that I hadn't eaten in 24 hours.

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