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LSAT Preparation => Studying for the LSAT => Topic started by: DiggzDE on September 20, 2009, 08:49:16 PM

Title: The LSAT Breakfast of Champions?
Post by: DiggzDE on September 20, 2009, 08:49:16 PM
I'm not one to regularly eat breakfast but since the LSATs are 6 days away, and I know I will need a healthy, yet light, meal for the morning of the test, I have started looking into what I might eat.

To start, I am going with a bowl of cereal with an apple (to help me wake up). Debating on OJ or just a bottle of water though for drink. Bacon seemed good but would likely be too heavy and oily. As the week progresses, I will find what I like best and what keeps me from needing to take a bathroom break early on in testing.


I wanted to ask people on where who have taken the LSAT what they ate the day of the test? Even if you haven't taken the test yet, what do you plan to eat? I figure a good meal is important to preparing you for a heavy test in the morning, so any advice is welcome.


Ugh.. 6 days to go... Time to get some last minute prepping in.
Title: Re: The LSAT Breakfast of Champions?
Post by: EarlCat on September 20, 2009, 09:20:35 PM
I attribute my score in large part to slamming a Tropicana Pure Premium (accept no substitutes) before the test and another during the break.
Title: Re: The LSAT Breakfast of Champions?
Post by: DiggzDE on September 20, 2009, 10:03:34 PM
I attribute my score in large part to slamming a Tropicana Pure Premium (accept no substitutes) before the test and another during the break.

You didn't fear retaliation from your bladder mid-test for your actions?

I've started having stomach issues due to stress and feared the need for massive bathroom break mid-test. That is one reason why I am changing my eating habits this week. My other fear was the need to pee an hour and a half in. Nothing ruins concentration like a full bladder.

I actually had someone recommend I wear a diaper. haha. Joking of course... or so I hope.
Title: Re: The LSAT Breakfast of Champions?
Post by: elle-y on September 20, 2009, 11:33:05 PM
My job requires 6-7 hours without appropriate nutrition, and I rely on Luna bars to get me through the first half of my days - that and a soy mocha. This has translated well into studying for the LSAT - i feel very alert - so my plan is that with a multivitamin, plus another luna bar with a little water at break.

Title: Re: The LSAT Breakfast of Champions?
Post by: !закон и право! on September 21, 2009, 08:30:58 AM
I ate a massive greasy breakfast before the LSAT.

I'm not joking.
Title: Re: The LSAT Breakfast of Champions?
Post by: Ninja1Hater on September 21, 2009, 03:58:32 PM
I suggest BRAN.  Eat lots of bran.  Eat bran for the entire week leading up to the LSAT, so if you haven't had any today then slam down a couple of bowls tonight.

Bran.  Eat 4-6 bowls per day, and make sure you eat it with WHOLE milk, not skim or that one-percent or two-percent junk.

On the morning of the test get up extra early so that you can eat all 4-6 bowls of bran before you take the test.

Oh, one other suggestion:  bring a roll of toilet paper with you to the test, but make sure it's small enough to fit in the plastic bag.
Title: Re: The LSAT Breakfast of Champions?
Post by: compaq1984 on September 22, 2009, 11:59:31 AM
I suggest BRAN.  Eat lots of bran.  Eat bran for the entire week leading up to the LSAT, so if you haven't had any today then slam down a couple of bowls tonight.

Bran.  Eat 4-6 bowls per day, and make sure you eat it with WHOLE milk, not skim or that one-percent or two-percent junk.

On the morning of the test get up extra early so that you can eat all 4-6 bowls of bran before you take the test.

Oh, one other suggestion:  bring a roll of toilet paper with you to the test, but make sure it's small enough to fit in the plastic bag.

Good advice. But my testing center doesnt allow the tests to be proctored in the bathrooms..    :-\
Title: Re: The LSAT Breakfast of Champions?
Post by: DiggzDE on September 22, 2009, 06:56:50 PM
Well my gf decided to mix things up Sat morning and will be taking me to breakfast. Let's just hope I can stomach it.

Ihop, Denny's, or a Bagel place are the only things in my area. I've scoped out the drive time and location so I won't be getting lost on the way. Makes getting a hotel with a refrigerator kind of pointless now but oh well. I'm going to enjoy relaxing some with her around.
Title: Re: The LSAT Breakfast of Champions?
Post by: elle-y on September 22, 2009, 09:32:35 PM

Ihop, Denny's, or a Bagel place are the only things in my area.

I would keep things as bland as possible. It may just be me (I've got a highly stress-reactive stomach) but the less you eat that could affect you in a way you don't want, the better you're going to be...you can keep your mind focused. Limit your liquid intake, especially caffeine too before the test. Way better to be a little thirsty during the test than have to pee halfway through section 2.
Title: Re: The LSAT Breakfast of Champions?
Post by: TimMitchell on September 22, 2009, 09:49:20 PM
One of the mods here tipped me off on the perfect LSAT morning breakfast

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And during the break

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Title: Re: The LSAT Breakfast of Champions?
Post by: DiggzDE on September 22, 2009, 09:50:38 PM

Ihop, Denny's, or a Bagel place are the only things in my area.

I would keep things as bland as possible. It may just be me (I've got a highly stress-reactive stomach) but the less you eat that could affect you in a way you don't want, the better you're going to be...you can keep your mind focused. Limit your liquid intake, especially caffeine too before the test. Way better to be a little thirsty during the test than have to pee halfway through section 2.

Yeah. If I go to IHop, I will likely just get a Club sandwich (I know it isn't breakfast food but it is what I like and know). The Bagel place will likely to be the most bland and easiest to do. Denny's no clue what I would get. I usually never go there.

I was considering having some caffeine in the morning to help myself wake up, but no? Does it really make you need to pee more than decaffeinated drinks?

@Tim: Jesus, I wouldn't eat that any day of the week, yet alone before a test. But a cig in between is something I expect to see for some people. Seems like a decent stress reliever. Too bad I don't smoke. haha.
Title: Re: The LSAT Breakfast of Champions?
Post by: elle-y on September 22, 2009, 09:57:03 PM

I was considering having some caffeine in the morning to help myself wake up, but no? Does it really make you need to pee more than decaffeinated drinks?



Caffeine is a diuretic. The more concentrated you drink it, the more you'll have to pee as soon as your body processes the liquid. So a can of coke in the morning might not affect you, but a cup of coffee (or worse, 2-3) will make you have to pee like crazy right about when you open your book to start section 1. You're of course welcome to get up and pee (there is no rule about leaving the room as long as you have an escort), but you'll lose 3-5 minutes from the test.

Chances are if you're a coffee "addict", having a cup of decaf to fool your brain into thinking you got some via the taste factor will do the trick.
Title: Re: The LSAT Breakfast of Champions?
Post by: !закон и право! on September 22, 2009, 10:12:50 PM
I had two cups of coffee before the LSAT and I did not have to pee urgently during the test.

One qualification: this was not immediately before the test, but only before. I tend to wake around 6:30.
Title: Re: The LSAT Breakfast of Champions?
Post by: DiggzDE on September 22, 2009, 10:16:46 PM
I think I am going to design a penis sheath connected with tubing to a bottle tied to my leg. That way I don't have to worry about getting up and I don't have to look stupid in a diaper. lol.  ::)
Title: Re: The LSAT Breakfast of Champions?
Post by: !закон и право! on September 22, 2009, 10:17:43 PM
I think I am going to design a penis sheath connected with tubing to a bottle tied to my leg. That way I don't have to worry about getting up and I don't have to look stupid in a diaper. lol.  ::)

Or you could look stupid with the obvious bottle attached to your leg.
Title: Re: The LSAT Breakfast of Champions?
Post by: DiggzDE on September 22, 2009, 10:25:30 PM
I think I am going to design a penis sheath connected with tubing to a bottle tied to my leg. That way I don't have to worry about getting up and I don't have to look stupid in a diaper. lol.  ::)

Or you could look stupid with the obvious bottle attached to your leg.

Haha. I am not some emo tight pants wearing high schooler. And I wouldn't be wearing a large 2 liter bottle on the outside of my pants or anything. That would raise some eyebrows. A small bottle tied to your leg could easily be concealed beneath NORMALLY sized pants. And would easily help take that distracting edge off for the need to pee badly.

But I'm not so crazy as to actually go through with that idea.
Title: Re: The LSAT Breakfast of Champions?
Post by: elle-y on September 22, 2009, 11:19:15 PM


Haha. I am not some emo tight pants wearing high schooler. And I wouldn't be wearing a large 2 liter bottle on the outside of my pants or anything. That would raise some eyebrows. A small bottle tied to your leg could easily be concealed beneath NORMALLY sized pants. And would easily help take that distracting edge off for the need to pee badly.

But I'm not so crazy as to actually go through with that idea.

Obvious indication of gender inequality when designing the LSAT. Women can't do this.
Title: Re: The LSAT Breakfast of Champions?
Post by: DiggzDE on September 23, 2009, 04:41:10 PM
You have the option of adult depends :D. So you aren't entirely out of choices. haha.

Maybe it can be the new fashion for test taking.
Title: Re: The LSAT Breakfast of Champions?
Post by: elle-y on September 23, 2009, 10:08:18 PM
I was planning on wearing sweats....no one would know!! (Until it starts to smell, of course. But that's everyone else's problem, and my advantage. Ha!)
Title: Re: The LSAT Breakfast of Champions?
Post by: DiggzDE on September 23, 2009, 10:11:31 PM
I was planning on wearing sweats....no one would know!! (Until it starts to smell, of course. But that's everyone else's problem, and my advantage. Ha!)

I thought of that, then I remembered LSACs rules and requirements, one of which is you can't be a distraction to other test takers. So does that apply to emitting a foul stench that surrounds your general area and makes people gag?
Title: Re: The LSAT Breakfast of Champions?
Post by: elle-y on September 23, 2009, 10:24:27 PM
I thought of that, then I remembered LSACs rules and requirements, one of which is you can't be a distraction to other test takers. So does that apply to emitting a foul stench that surrounds your general area and makes people gag?

Well, they're obviously saying you can't be an intentional distraction (which you could infer from the lack of digital watches and ability to consume food and beverages during the test. You can't initiate actions that would detract focus from others). Poor hygiene is rarely ever intentional, and is not an act that distracts others.

So....there is no way I could be a distraction by these guidelines! So stink away, diaper wearing LSAT takers!

(That said....ew.)