Right Before the Event from Athletes' Game-Day Diets Slideshow

Athletes' Game-Day Diets Slideshow

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Right Before the Event

Your goal here is eat easily digestible carbohydrates that will provide a little instant energy. But don't overdo it on quantity because too many carbs will result in drop in blood sugar (decreased energy, shakiness, foggy thinking).


Good examples include: Fresh fruit, fruit juice, or Gatorade, a few bites of bagel, a few crackers or rice cakes.

Insider tip: Some people find that a quick hit of a few jelly beans or a few sips of fruit juice within two minutes of starting can give you a bit of energy.