What Fuels You?

The food you put in your body affects everything from the nuances of balancing energy levels and hormone levels, to brain function, to muscle output and how quickly the body can recover from a workout. It takes time and consistent effort for a change in dietary lifestyle to take place and for you to see and feel the changes it produces. Once the improved habit has been established the foods you eat will play a positive role in all of these areas. Tournament season is upon us and as you prepare in the weeks leading up to a tournament, you must consider your nutritional needs as well. Filling the tank with the right type of fuel is either going to allow your engine to run as efficiently as possible or you’ll be leaving some out there, it’s as simple as that. Below are a few things to consider the night before your round to perform your best!

Dinner the night before your round (13-15 hours before your tee time)

  • High Protein Source: Meat, Poultry, Fish  
  • Slow Digesting Carbohydrate Source: rice, whole wheat pasta/gluten free pasta, quinoa, whole wheat/multi grain bread
  • Healthy Fat Source: Peanut butter, Nuts, Avocados, Olive Oil
  • 2-4 servings of fruit and vegetables 
  • Hydrate! – at least 16 oz of water at dinner or before bed 

Pre-Round Meal (2-3 hours before your tee time)

  • Protein: Bacon, Sausage, Eggs
  • Slow Digesting Carbs: Banana, oatmeal, whole wheat toast, berries
  • Healthy Fats: Peanut butter, nuts/trail mix, avocados, Olive Oil, Yogurt
  • Hydrate! – at least 16 oz before your round starts

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