In today’s post I want to visit some thoughts on pregame and pretraining food. This means a small meal, snack, or other food product. I’ve covered pregame hydration in another post. We’ve also given some ideas on after workout food separately.
As it is with so many aspects of nutrition, there’s quite a bit of controversy around pregame nutrition. I’m indebted to my colleagues at Apeiron Life, Jae Berman and Heather Rivera who are the two smartest sport and performance dietitians I’ve ever come across.
Jae and Heather take a very practical approach and recommend that all athletes ask themselves a few questions before coming up with an approach to pregame nutrition. And whenever possible use real whole food options over packaged products or bars to achieve your nutrition goals.