Athletes in the Arts: Eating Before Performing
Sports Dietitian recommendations on food choices before exercise.Media
An Evidence-Based resource from the Sports Dietetics - USA subunit of SCAN.
Scenario: The day of a performance, I often feel nervous and sometimes skip lunch, only to feel hungry later. Performances are usually in the evening so I know I need to eat something beforehand. Playing extended sets, I rarely get a break. What foods can I eat and at what times to supply me with enough energy to perform well the entire time?
Length: 1 page, single-sided
Intended Audience: Patients/Clients, Public
Key Words: Athletes in the Arts, Performance, Carbohydrates
Written by SCAN registered dietitian nutritionists (RDNs) to provide nutrition guidance. The key to optimal meal planning is individualization. Contact a SCAN RDN or a Board Certified Specialist in Sports Dietetics (CSSD) for personalized nutrition plans. Access “Find a SCAN RDN” a www.scandpg.org or by phone at 800.249.2875.
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