THAT PREGAME EGG MCMUFFIN IS SLOWING YOU DOWN

Updated: May 7

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.

  • HYDRATE!


McMUFFIN NUTRITION:

Ingredients:

  • English muffin

  • Egg

  • Sausage or Canadian Bacon

  • Cheese

  • Butter

  • More butter, but melted

Nutrition Info:

480 calories

30g fat

30g carb

21g protein


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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