Dancers Anonymous > Best food to have before competition

Discussion in 'Dancers Anonymous' started by josheph, Apr 29, 2013.

  1. fascination

    fascination Site Moderator Staff Member

    I am cool dancing anytime between 8 a.m. and 7pm.......before or after is unpleasant
     
  2. Mr 4 styles

    Mr 4 styles Well-Known Member

    8am too early.... gotta do my yoga first...

    old peeps like me need their stretching LOL
     
  3. tdmarz22

    tdmarz22 New Member

    Sweet potatos is actually one of the best pre workout (or dance) foods you can have.

    Another good one is applesauce, with a scoop of protein powder (at least for the guys out there).
     
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  4. danceronice

    danceronice Well-Known Member

    Something with protein. Meat or eggs is ideal, yogurt will do if that's all their is and it's one of the very few kinds/flavors I'm willing to eat (ie only coffee, lime, vanilla, chocolate, certain lemon but not Chobani's, Greek not regular, no artificial flavors, no other fruit flavors than those listed.)
     
  5. stash

    stash Well-Known Member

    I always heard that you should eat protein the night before and just good carbs the day of/during the event. This way you have energy but aren't bogged down by the heaviness of the protein.
     
  6. Standarddancer

    Standarddancer Well-Known Member

    I'm very particular, prefer to eat 5 or 6 hours before my heat for enough time for digest;) prefer hot cooked food such as steak, mash potato with lots gravy or hot soup, also like pastas; don't like junk food, cold cut sandwich:( some delicious burgers ok too. I hate comp hold at a venue with only junk food/ fast food. A venue with lots of eating choices is greatly appreciated!
     
  7. alexandrahweis

    alexandrahweis Active Member

    I'd love to hear more on this. Is there an old thread somewhere, I tried searching and couldn't find anything.
     
  8. fascination

    fascination Site Moderator Staff Member

    more about what?
     
  9. alexandrahweis

    alexandrahweis Active Member

    What to eat during a comp
     
  10. fascination

    fascination Site Moderator Staff Member

    i think we do have some of this in the archives if you do a search using key words
     
  11. tsb

    tsb Well-Known Member

    seems to me a laxative might increase the energy level for quickstep and meringue but may prove a detriment to maintaining an appropriate facial expression.
     
  12. bboyeddy

    bboyeddy New Member

    rice and noodle for sure!!
     
  13. Hedwaite

    Hedwaite Well-Known Member

    Diet Coke, a pack of Binaca breath strips, and a handful of trail mix I gathered from the sheets from the night before (don't ask- I still have no idea).
     
  14. llamasarefuzzy

    llamasarefuzzy Well-Known Member

    Eggs and bagel/donut with fruit in the morning. Mostly because I love donuts but can't justify eating them on normal days. During the day, usually turkey sandwiches with chips, grapes, cookies, whatever the team brought. After, I used to eat a giant meal but I find that as I move up and don't have to dance 7 rounds for each style, I eat less than I used to at dinner
     
  15. debmc

    debmc Well-Known Member

    I usually start dancing at 10 am, so I have breakfast : eggs, toast, fruit.....I don't do a bunch of heats, so I'm good to go after that. In between single dances and scholarship, I'll have half sandwich or banana. After the day is done....I have whatever I want!!
     
  16. llamasarefuzzy

    llamasarefuzzy Well-Known Member

    Bananas are da bomb
     
  17. Lioness

    Lioness Well-Known Member

    Peanut butter :)
     
  18. fascination

    fascination Site Moderator Staff Member

    like deb...usually a big breakfast for me...
     
  19. Lioness

    Lioness Well-Known Member

    I don't usually do breakfast at all...so having a big breakfast feels strange. Boiled eggs are good...then healthy snacks at dance tide me through.
     
  20. fascination

    fascination Site Moderator Staff Member

    I don't usually do brekkies at all either...but I love it at a comp
     

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