Jean our AWESOME dietitian has put together some fantastic guidelines for getting eating through stress during finals as week, which for many of us dovetails right into holiday celebrations.
Please remember that Jean is here for both staff and students. If you have questions about the food you are eating or need to be eating, she is a great resource.
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Caffeine- try to limit your caffeine intake to less than 500 mg a day.
Typical 16 oz latte has 150mg
16oz Starbucks Coffee has 330mg - Starbucks tends to be higher in caffeine than some other brands of coffee.
Black tea - 8oz has 14-61mg
Green tea - 8oz has 24-40mg
A JUDY INTERLUDE - consider drinking green tea. You can have more of it, it tends to have a steadier UP without the crash. You can have more and gain the health benefits as well.
Sleep- make an effort to get the recommended 7-9 hours a night.
Breaks & Physical Activity - Anywhere exercise
Thank you Jean!
(Iinformation from Jean Rodvold - UMD Food Coach and Dietition)