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What is the best pre-game meal?

Whether you have a training table or not, the main goal of a pre-game meal is to fuel your body for competition. Choose easy to digest, lower-fat foods. Fats take longer to digest, so high-fat meals can leave you with a full, heavy stomach and not enough energy to perform at your best. For afternoon or evening games choose grilled, baked, or broiled meats, tomato instead of cream sauce for rice or pasta and meat, low-fat milk, and baked or broiled potatoes instead of French fries. Do not choose something that you’ve never had before as you don’t know how it will make you feel.

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