Halftime is a great time to stop and have a complex snack and rehydrate. Bring a peanut butter sandwich or purchase something low-fat like a turkey sandwich that has been kept cold. Combine that with a salty snack like pretzels, baked chips or whole wheat crackers to replace the sodium you have sweated out. Finally rehydrate with water or a sports drink. Stay away from high sugar beverages like soda or juice.
Amy Goodson, MS, RD, CSSD, LD is a registered dietitian for Ben Hogan Sports Medicine and serves as the sports dietitian for the Dallas Cowboys, Texas Rangers, FC Soccer Dallas, Jim McClean Golf School, Texas Christian University Athletics, and University of Texas at Arlington Athletics. In addition, she is an adjunct professor and dietetic intern preceptor for Texas Woman’s University, Texas Christian University and the University of Texas at Arlington and is a state media representative for the Texas Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. . She received her Bachelor of Science degree in speech communications from Texas Christian University and Masters in Exercise and Sports Nutrition from Texas Woman’s University.