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07-24-2010, 02:37 PM
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Cowbell232
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Like you said, it's all in a balance. You still need to eat balanced meals, through out the day too.

Instead of carb loading though before games, try to have a slice of bread or two and something high in protein.

I'm not expert, so take this with a grain of salt, but the anaerobic nature of hockey causes your body to burn it's fat reserves naturally. By carb-loading, you're not going to allow your body to get to that point during a game. You definitely need to eat enough to have energy for your games, and just general living. You need to eat until your not hungry, and stop.

The best thing after games for me isn't carbs at all, but fruits. High natural sugars. Even a glass of orange juice after a game will make me not hungry anymore. Bananas, apples, and other fruits like melons work really well too.

NOT eating is possibly the worst thing you can do.

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