EAT RIGHT PLAY RIGHT.
Eating before a big game is an essential way to ensure you perform at your peak. Food provides the fuel to your body and without this, you risk fatigue and low blood sugar levels which can result in nausea and dizziness.
A pregame meal should be high in carbohydrates and consumed approximately 3-4 hours before the start of the game. It’s important that these foods are familiar to you and easy to digest as the morning before a game isn’t the time to be experimenting with something that may not agree with your stomach. Avoid acidic foods and keep your meals bland as some spices can upset the stomach.
A pregame, carbohydrate rich meal can be:
- Chicken salad/sandwich/wrap
- Oats with fruit and yoghurt
- Chicken and rice
To avoid hunger during the game, you can have a light, low-fat snack that’s easy to digest.
- Banana and nuts
- Fruit salad