What would be best strategy to prepare for a test or any activity that requires great mental performance?
So far, I came up with the following:
Evening in advance eat a good (preferably, grass-fed) steak, with some but little carbs (white rice for example), some grass-fed butter. But don't eat too much.
Don't drink any whey shakes or anything of that kind.
Take usual doses of multi, vit. D.
In the morning
Either do intermittent fasting (probably most popular option) or:
- Black coffee + grass-fed butter.
In the morning ANDduring the exam breaks
2.* (the most controversial part) Some glucose (what's the best form, Gatorade has pretty nasty set of ingredients but good thing is that sugars are balanced with electrolytes) drink + maybe some dark chocolate.
Let me know your thoughts!
asked byJohn_11 (952)
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on September 28, 2011
at 03:25 AM
Number 1 - Get adequate sleep.
on September 27, 2011
at 12:06 PM
I've always heard that a quick workout in the morning helps to increase blood flow and "wake you up". Also, how long are your breaks going to be? A brisk 5-minute walk would help "reset" your brain and alleviate fatigue.
on October 12, 2011
at 05:19 AM
LOL I am doing the exact same thing. My advice is poor so ignore it. But I ate berries. If you have been following a low carb approach they will taste like an explosion of awesome in your mouth. And the mental effects are instant- energy and clarity. =) Be sure to eat with something fatty though.