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Playing early in the morning + what to eat

Discussion in 'General Forum' started by Addict123, Nov 20, 2009.

  1. Addict123

    Addict123 Regular Member

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    Hello,

    just curious - what and when do you eat when you are going to play early in the morning (i.e., early enough that getting up and getting to the badminton place in time is non-trivial :rolleyes: )? My usual oats are just not cutting it if I eat them 45-60 minutes before playing. ;)

    Thanks!
     
  2. Phuong

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    i eat after playing not before
     
  3. Addict123

    Addict123 Regular Member

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    Do you drink anything (aside from water) then, or are you just going completely on an empty stomach?
     
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    Phuong Regular Member

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    a bottle or 2 of gatorade will do the trick. Water wont help u much
     
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    For tournament day, I will typically have pasta for the two days before hand (complex carbs) and for breakfast I'll have 2 power bars and a gatorade.
     
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    Addict123

    If you already know you're playing early in the morning, then it's important to eat well a few days in advance to build up your stores as mentioned in earlier responses.

    You should also take the right foods to tournaments too. If you find your current breakfast is insufficient, then you need to consider the type of foods that provide faster energy.

    Personally, I've been using a combination of sports drinks and protein bars to supplement my diet because I am a fussy eater.

    In addition to these during the day, I would eat bananas as they are rich in nutrients, water, a carb meal if I had time.

    Look out for the better professional drinks and food supplements as you don't want to fail a drugs test do you.

    One of the fast release energy foods given to athletes competing in marathons is jelly babies because of it's super-fast sugar release properties. Only consider this if you really feel the need towards the end of the day.

    If you're still not sure, then find a professional trainer or diet specialist who can help you understand the properties of food in order to fuel your system correctly.

    To your success.

    Paul
    www.badminton-coach.co.uk
     
  7. Gojin Kai

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    I have a bacon sandwich (made by my mum). If I didn't, I wouldn't be able to wake up (no reason too :3)
     

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