🔕 🔔

My Basket ()

All questions

Lucky meal ideas or meals to keep the mind sharp!

I'm preparing for two very important interviews tomorrow. I'm so excited and nervous! Any ideas on meals for good luck or meals to keep your mind on point or even meals to decrease stress?

Any ideas are appreciated!

asked by sdunleavy about 5 years ago
6 answers 1656 views
3639eee1 5e0d 4861 b1ed 149bd0559f64  gator cake

hardlikearmour is a trusted home cook.

added about 5 years ago

Eat something you know your GI is good at dealing with & eat a fairly light serving. You certainly don't want any sort of abdominal distress during the interviews.
Take deep breaths and practice some positive imagery today. Close your eyes and imagine the interviews going well; think about answering the questions with confidence, think about success.
Best of luck!

E7b6597b db6e 4cae b9f3 699b508f4ed3  036

Abbie is a trusted source on General Cooking.

added about 5 years ago

And drink some hot ginger tea tonight! GOOD LUCK!!!!

8a5161fb 3215 4036 ad80 9f60a53189da  buddhacat
added about 5 years ago

Eat alkaline, not acidic. You will find yourself energized and calm. http://www.alkalinesisters... Here is a food chart and some great information and recipes. When I am under a lot of stress this is the best way for me to stay centered.

And good luck! HLA gave great advice, as always.

B0e51b35 a002 4fdd adc2 f06fa947184e  baci1

HalfPint is a trusted home cook.

added about 5 years ago

I agree with hardlikearmour. Keep it light and get plenty of sleep/rest. If you eat a heavy meal, it sits on your stomach all night, preventing you from getting a good night's sleep. And according to WebMD, green tea is good for sharpening your mind and omega 3 fatty acid can really help with mood regulation, pumping up your gray matter (their words, not mine).

To de-stress, do something simple that you enjoy. My husband likes surf the web for motorcycles and car parts, says it helps him to decompress after a long work day. I like to settle in bed with a cookbook or look at food blogs. Lately, I've been listening to podcasts of BBC Food program and The Splendid Table.

B3038408 42c1 4c18 b002 8441bee13ed3  new years kitchen hlc only

AntoniaJames is a trusted source on Bread/Baking.

added about 5 years ago

Day of: I'd only eat protein and veggies and/or a small amount of fruit like berries during the 5-6 hours prior to the interview. Carbs, especially sugar, put me to sleep (the carbs instantly, and the sugar with the crash after riding high -- and less focused - for a while) so I've stopped eating them altogether for breakfast and any other meal when I need to be sharp, mentally, in the hours afterwards (which, with my busy law practice, means virtually every meal, including dinner, during the week). It depends really though on how your body/brain typically react to various foods. People differ in that regard. And definitely take your vitamins/Omega 3s. They can help with sharpness almost immediately. The only caffeine I'd consume would be green tea and even then, not too much. And I'd take a long walk, without any music or radio, in a pleasant place both the evening before and the morning of the events. ;o)

6f611b78 35b4 4186 89ad c38b035b32f3  08270410avatar messbrasil
added about 5 years ago

Gnocchi,no matter the sauce,just place a dollar bill under your plate and believe.It's meant to bring money and good luck.In Brazil each month's 29th is the day "Gnocchi da Fortuna"(Fortune's Gnocchi) is served on italian restaurants.But you can do it tonight and get the same results...Auguri!!!

Let's Keep in Touch!

Get the recipes and features that have us talking, plus first dibs on events and limited-batch products.

(Oh, and $10 off your order of $50 or more in the Food52 Shop, too.)

Please enter a valid email address.