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    Default Pre- game nutrition

    This one hasn't been updated in a while so...

    Anyone have any specific plans they like to follow? Always eat the same thing or like to mix it up a bit? Food choices the day before?

    I start the game day with a black coffee with butter/coconut oil before breakfast mid morning!

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    Default Re: Pre- game nutrition

    Sure the experts will tell me I'm wrong but I tend to follow;

    First thing water or juice and a coffee
    Toast after an hour or so
    Fruit a while later

    Depending on KO time but I eat beans or poached egg on toast 90-100 mins before KO (any earlier and I'm hungry by half time)

    But the main thinkg for me is lots of fluids

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    Worried about mycotoxins?

    Quote Originally Posted by jonesp92 View Post

    I start the game day with a black coffee with butter/coconut oil before breakfast mid morning!

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    Quote Originally Posted by jonesp92 View Post

    I start the game day with a black coffee with butter/coconut oil before breakfast mid morning!
    That sounds nice!
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    Quote Originally Posted by DrSTU View Post
    Worried about mycotoxins?
    From the coffee?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lee Lifeson-Peart View Post
    That sounds nice!
    Delicious! Sceptical before I tried it. Butter/coconut oil acts as a bit of a creamer, tasty!

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    Default Re: Pre- game nutrition

    This is probably all wrong, but it works for me.

    Coffee and toast when I get up.
    Cereal bar mid morning.
    Energy drink and chicken with pasta about 1100 to 1130.
    Hydration drink and energy or cereal bar on the way to the game.
    Another drink and maybe some Lucozade jelly beans while warming up.
    Energy gel sachet just before kick off.
    Keep hydrating through the game with another energy gel sachet at half time. Maybe a red bull shot at half time as well if I feel the need?
    Protein shake after the game.
    Curry and a pint of Guinness.

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    I used to eat fairly normally on match days as a ref BUT I avoided bulky lunches and over-doing the fluids (always seemed to want the toilet just before the game and at half-time; very disruptive). A drink at half-time was always appreciated but only about half a cup or it felt like it was swilling about inside me.

    I didn't need elite athlete nutrition because I am not an elite athlete. I am happy to concede if you think it makes a difference then indulge by all means but I suspect it is as much psychological as physiological-you think it will improve things so it does.
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    Played my best game ever when removed from VP's pre match lunch to fill in for a no show. So I am now insist on a steak and kidney pie, mashed potatoes, greens and gravey, plus a glass on red before I referee. Not sure it helps physically , and Mrs O not always happy to be cooking on a Saturday but who cares?

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    Quote Originally Posted by tim White View Post
    I used to eat fairly normally on match days as a ref BUT I avoided bulky lunches and over-doing the fluids (always seemed to want the toilet just before the game and at half-time; very disruptive).
    Ditto - I think it's a combination of fluid and being 50.

    I used to hydrate (to excess) well then found I was having to stop for a Crosby, Stills and Nash every 20 minutes on the way to the game - ok in the sticks but not good when you're in the middle of Leeds
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