Food is fuel. Without fuel, your body will simply start to reduce its level of performance to the point where you will have to stop.
When preparing for a big training session or event (especially ball sports), it’s important to look at foods that will give you energy that is released in a slower fashion rather than in one hit.
A few ideas include:
Brown rice and black beans both half a cup each;
Banana with almond butter on a slice of grainy/seedy bread;
Multigrain crackers with hummus / multigrain crackers with avocado and tomato;
Half a cup oats with berries or a chopped banana;
Steamed sweet potato and broccoli lightly salted with a drizzle of olive oil;
Apple wedges and peanut buttter.
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