The Pre-Game Plate

The pre-game plate is the key to fueling throughout the night. If you want to be stay strong, it is essential you fuel before hand with a meal rich in carbohydrate, protein and fluids. Eating a complex carbohydrate like pasta, potatoes with skin or a whole wheat sub/bagel will help the meal stick with you longer. In addition, adding a lean protein like grilled chicken, beef or fish will stabilize blood sugar. Even foods like cheese, peanut butter, eggs and turkey sausage are great protein choices. Be sure you hydrate with 16-20 oz of fluid with this meal to get you ready for game time. Look at this week’s upcoming article to see awesome pre-game meals & halftime snacks!
–Amy Goodson

amy-goodson-quarterback-ranchAmy 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 t