Q: How far in advance of a game should I eat my pre-game meal?
A: About three to four hours before game time. This will ensure that your body has enough time to digest and absorb the nutrients you’ll need during competition. It also helps you avoid an uncomfortable, full feeling. If you’re too full, you may have difficulty moving or focusing.
For a well-rounded pre-game meal, take in about 50% carbs, 25% fat and 25% protein. Avoid fatty and greasy snacks. Make sure to hydrate properly. Drink 20 ounces of water two hours before competition.
Learn more about pre-game fueling here.