You know those people who can’t eat when they’re stressed? Yeah, that’s not me. My study sessions usually go like this: read for 1 hour, eat a small snack, read for another 2 hours, eat a big snack, and repeat. My brain literally cannot function without a continuous supply. I’m like an old phone who’s battery sucks so you have to constantly keep charging it. I might have insulted myself there but you get the point. I commend those people who can exercise and eat healthy during nursing school, or just life in general, because it sure isn’t something I can be diligent about at this point. My eating habits will be good for a week and then I’ll have 3 exams in a row and out they go.
So as a last resort, I’ve taken to counting calories. According to this calculator, as long as I try to maintain around 1,500 calories a day, I’m good. Now the type of foods that make up those calories is another matter… I try to at least have eggs in the morning to get my protein in but sadly, anything goes after breakfast. Sorry if you’re looking for tips – I only took one nutrition class and I distinctly remember eating Chick-fil-A waffle fries during it. If anyone finds a good method, please let me know!
Happy (?) eating!