For those of thus that have competed we know what a hectic day lies ahead. Sometimes it seems that no matter how prepared you are it’s never quite enough. The notion of what to eat on the day (especially if you’re cutting weight) can be problematic. You want enough energy to sustain you and you don’t want to feel hungry but you also don’t want to be bloated or feel heavy. So to save you the the trouble next comp day I have compiled 5 easy to make options.
Mixed Nuts or Trail Mix.
Mixed nuts and trail mix are a fast and delicious package of protein that will serve you well on comp day. You can buy them in little packets for easy storage so they are perfect for throwing in your bag moving on. If high protein is what you seek look for almond or pistachio based mixes.
Pumpkin seeds are not only great tasting and incredibly good for you. They serve as a great as a great distraction and something to do with your hands if your the nervous type. Unlike the trail mix and mixed nuts I haven’t seen Pumpkin seeds in smaller packaging but if you’re really committed you could easily pour a handful into a container.
Celery and Carrot Sticks.
While it may sound bland it’s a super light option that can easily be jazzed up with a dip of your choosing. I have used a humus one before and it was amazing, the humus really provides and energy kick.
Tuna and Crackers.
Tuna is good for you at all times. I can’t say enough good things about tuna. It’s easily portable for comp day so space and time management wont be an issue and if you like tuna like I do, that’s even better. If you want to you can have it on some crackers which can add some more substance to it.
Chickpeas offer so much more to humans than just humus, one way to eat these delicious littler guys is to roast them with a seasoning of your choice sprinkled over the top. They’re delicious and will give you a much need energy kick for those last few rounds.