Timing your food for games

Hockey nutrition guide

New Zealand hockey has come up with a nutrition plan for hockey players (see link above) that advises on how to time your food intake before games for optimum performance…

More about what exactly to eat in the booklet link above too…

Mealtimes For Games
8.30am game
Breakfast 6.00am-7.00am
Game 8.30am
Post Game snack 10.30am
Lunch 12.30am
Afternoon snack 3.30pm
Evening meal 6.30pm
Supper 9.00pm
10.30am game
Breakfast 7.00am-8.00am
Game 10.30am
Post Game 12.30am
Lunch 2.30am
Afternoon snack 5.30pm
Evening meal 7.00pm
Supper 9.00pm
13h game
Breakfast 7.00am
Pre Match 10.00am-11.00am
Game 1.00pm
Post Game 3.00pm
Afternoon snack 5.00pm
Evening meal 7.00pm
Supper 9.00pm
Evening game
Breakfast 8.00am
Morning tea 10.00am
Lunch 12.00pm
Pre match 3.00pm
Game 6.00pm
Recovery 8.00pm
Evening meal 10.00pm

What to eat before, during and after a hockey match

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Author: Liz Hollis

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