Goes to McDonalds, 2 double cheeseburgers, large fries and large coke
Two turkey sandwiches, fruit, and a low calorie drink from home
Athlete #1 or Athlete #2 will experience the following?
- significantly have more energy in the second half of the game?
- still have large amounts of fat in their digestive system during the game?
- be dehydrated and sluggish?
- most likely to get abdominal cramps before, during or after the game?
- recover quicker the next day from muscle fatigue?
- spent more money?
- planned poorly and has no real sports nutrition goals?
7 Tips for a Great Pre-Game Meal
- Don’t Experiment
Don’t try new foods on a game day, it might cause unexpected problems
- Avoid Soft Drinks and Candy
Sugar is your enemy, empty calories that don’t provide long term fuel source
- High Carbohydrates
Never can go wrong with breads, pasta, rice…pure long lasting energy source
Takes about 3 hours to empty the stomach of quality food
Plenty of water and sports drinks…stay away from carbonated sugary soft drinks
- Avoid High Fat Intake
Fat takes longer to digest and lots of water to process
- Limit Protein Intake
Protein is a weak energy source, great for building tissue but limit the amount
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