Theres nothing better than a warm, tasty egg sandwich before a morning session. After i eat though my stomach hurts and im usally releiving myself before the session. Im curious to know if anyone else has this problem too. Maybe because i get nervous cause its good, or my stomach cant handle food in the morning? Now i dont eat before i surf cause i dont want a stomach ache before my session or during it. Also, when you eat before a session your body is using energy to digest, so id rather be hungry and have more energy that a stomach ache.
I would def. eat sumthin'...your bodeey'z like a car, in order 4 it 2 run, it needz fuel. If you're doin' a mornin' sessh, figure thu last time u ate wuz around 7 or 8pm thu preevius nite, so that's like 12 hourz without food. you def. won't perform az well without fuel. especially if you're hittin' up a 3-4hr sessh. u'll b toast in no time.
I eat a huge-ass bowl o' oatmeel with raisinz and sum honeey, a grapefruit, and a donut b-4 a sessh. def. load up on carbz and sugar if u can. if u hafta, git thu s*** thu nite b4 so u don't hafta play around in thu mornin' tryin' 2 find it or buy it, wasting valuable water time. Also drink plenteey uv water b4 u go in. Even if you're not thirsteey. Vitamin water'z da s*** if u want just a lill' flavor instead uv just plain water. Also, don't eat right b4 u go in, or most uv it will end up on your surfboard rather than your stomache. give it atleest an hour so your bodeey haz time 2 process all uv it. Don't drink coffee or OJ eether b4 jumpin' in. even if you're a coffee drinker. If i know it's gunna b a long session, i'll even load up on a bagel az well. your bodeey will thank u afterwardz and u'll have plenteey o' fuel 4 that 3-4 hr sessh. note-a banana iz also a good idea for potassium.
absolutely, i pig out big-time after a 3-4 hr session. People don't realize how much physical and mental fatigue go in2 a long session and how much adrenaline really gets expended. I'm usually CRAVING tunz uv sugar afterwardz. One time i ate 2 dunkin donuts in a row and downed a 20FL oz of Sobe pina coloda in like, 10 minutes! U know how much sugar there is in a 20FL oz of Sobe pina coloda? like, 77Gramz! THen the next day i'm usually dehydrated and find myself drinking a lill' more than usual. and also mentally fatigued, i'm a zombie.
cereal, cliff bar, granola bar or bananas before a session with at least a bottle of water. definitely should drink water because you're waking up dehydrated (think about it, you've been sleeping for 8 hours or so w/ no fluid intake) and it makes for a quick way to warm your wetsuit in the middle of winter.