Wondering what to eat the day of competition? Below are a few guidelines to help you maximize your performance via proper fueling.
Don’t make any game day changes.
If you don’t normally eat a 7 course breakfast 45 minutes before you PT, don’t start doing it tomorrow.
Don’t decide to try a new, “this is what I saw Annie Thoisdottir eating”, food on game day.
If you don’t normally eat goat-meat sausage sticks and drink fermented yak’s milk, don’t try it tomorrow.
Don’t compete on an empty stomach.
Don’t try to go the entire day without eating.
Don’t try to limit the amount of water your drinking because you’re worried your bladder is going to tap out 2 minutes before your heat starts.
What should you do?
Eat a normal breakfast, just like you always do. If you are still not eating breakfast before you PT, then you are probably going to ignore everything in this write-up anyway and there is no longer hope for you.
Bring lots of easy to eat food, that you tolerate well. Examples that work for most folks:
Hard boiled eggs
Fruit and nut balls
Honey and coconut oil
Coffee, coffee, coffee, more coffee
Eat meals through out the day consisting of food from the above list (or a list of your own). A PERFECT time to eat is immediately after you finish each of your WODs.
About 20 minutes before your heat starts eat something small (from the list). My favorite is a banana and protein shake OR a protein shake made with coffee and a few spoonfulls of coconut oil and honey.
Drink tons of water throughout the day. If you stop in the middle of one of your workouts because you need to take a sip of water – you’re fired. Drink enough water throughout the day so that you are not thirsty. Drink BEFORE you are thirsty. Tomorrow, drink AT LEAST a quart of water with each of your post-WOD recovery meals.