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Bad Stomach: Eat What During a Meet?


#1

So judging by my first meet I think I will have a difficult time eating during my next meet (in 2 days). If anyone has stomach issues when they are competing but has things that they can eat pretty easily let me know.

So far this is what I have planned.

Waxy Maize/BCAAS mix (drink throughout competition)
Slow carb and slow protein mix (drink before a long layoff)
Apples (eat if I want to eat something solid)

Any thoughts, advice, critiques of what I am doing, etc. is welcomed.


#2

oranges. good fast energy. power bars too


#3

Make sure you avoid anything that would sit heavily in your stomach, avoid fatty foods.

I think your ideas + oranges probably ought to be okay.


#4

Baby food. this is all I would eat during wrestling tournaments. I can't eat much before I workout. Surge really has my stomach turning and bloated.


#5

I saw a lot of peanut butter sandiwches, pedialite, and gatorade at the meets i've been too.


#6

At the last powerlifting meet I went to I was severely dehydrated to make weight and damn tired due to a large party next door. My stomach wasn't great and I couldn't stomach the oats I brought so i ate two bananas a protein shake and put 150grams dextrose into a gallon of water. I drunk that coming up to lifting (2 hours after) as well as another 50 grams of dextrose in a drink bottle of water during lifting.

This literally brought me back from the dead as I had almost withdrawn, I got 2 pb's.

Maybe it seems like bad advice but thats what I did and it worked.


#7

Special K protein bars are nice and light on the stomach. Fruit, as mentioned, nuts, preanut butter.


#8

Almonds with some blueberries and a protein shake work great. Helps satisfy you but won't make you feel stuffed.


#9

After cutting my weight for comp, we use pedialite and gatorade plus some red bulls for energy. In terms of food- bananas (to help with cramping) and pb&j sammiches. Those help out a lot. Sometimes I just eat whatever I can get my hands on tho, but my stomach doesnt bother me too much...

I consistently have to pee tho.


#10

What's the stomach issue?

I like chicken noodle soup (in a ready-to-go container) for the fluids and perservatives. I just drink it cold.

Other than that:
banana
powdered gatorade then mixed up with less crystals that instructions
peanut butter sandwiches

Some candy/pop and/or stimulant before deadlifts.

In general the fluids are most important to keep you from cramping, then food as you need it to maintain energy. The junk food/stimulants before deads is for quick energy, who cares if you crash afterwards.