- May 15, 2015
I find that I risk nausea out of nerves, but some say that they HAVE to eat. What do you do?
If we are driving the day of, the night before meal is pasta, protein, fruit, and veg with a cup of milk. Since it is pasta (and YG can't sleep if she is the least bit hungry) she has more before bed. Makes the morning breakfast so much easier tooAbout 1 1/2 hours before a good healthy meal. Then granola, or some grapes for during. ( I always give mine some dark chocolate!)
If it's in the morning then I try to get a good breakfast, about one hour before.....but breakfast is never HUGE for my DD.
A friend of mine, who is a nutritionist also has always stressed to eat a lot the night before a morning meet, but be careful with restaurant food because it has a lot of sodium and grease.....that way, the morning pre meet meal isn't the only thing in the gas tank.
I am usually at all sessions... And may eat a donut or a banana. during the meet, but nothing more until it is over.My girls always ate before a meet...usually pasta, as for the last 6 or 7 years, they were the night session. I, on the other hand, never ate a morsel until the competition was over because I was just too nervous to have to worry about my stomach. By the end of a late meet on a Saturday night, I was ready to eat your arm off though....