The purpose of the pre-workout meal is to provide adequate fuel/energy for the game or practice. Some examples of meals might be:
- Grilled chicken breast, 2 cups pasta, marinara sauce, fruit salad
- White fish, 1-2 cups brown rice, small green salad, roll
- 3 oz lean steak, 1 cup potatoes, green beans, 1 cup cold pasta salad & 1 roll
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.