Updated: May 7, 2020
If you're anything like my rugby teammates, the McDonald's drive-thru is a pre-game ritual.
It's quick. It's convenient. But it's wrecking your game.
Pre-Game Fuel Goals:
2-3 hours before a game, eat a well-balanced meal that is carb-rich, moderate protein, and low fat.
30-60 minutes before, have a snack that is carb-rich (30-60g carb), low to moderate protein, low fat.
Sausage or Canadian Bacon
More butter, but melted
The McMuffin contains more fat than carbohydrate, and a lot of it.
Fat slows digestion - meaning it will take your body a while to break this down.
Chances are you'll still be tasting it through your game. Yum!
Better FUEL options:
Fruit & Maple Oatmeal
310 cal/4g fat/62g carb/6g protein
Fruit 'N Yogurt Parfait
210 cal/3g fat/40g carb/6g protein
Plain Bagel or w/ Jam
290 cal/2g fat/57g carb/9g protein
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