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10-31-2011, 08:03 AM
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Jarick
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Personally I reduce carbs because it screws with my blood sugar and appetite and I'm trying to drop some weight. So long as you eat a big meal with lots of carbs after you exercise or play hockey, you'll have a full glycogen supply and enough energy for the game. I'm fairly well adapted to lower carb so I don't have problems most of the time.

This past Saturday, I had a total of 70g of carbs for the day before my 5pm game, and I had my best game yet with 4 goals and 8 breakaways. I was also packing and moving all day long. I've played many games with under 30g carbs for the day and did fine. What screws me up is having any alcohol 24 hours before the game, as that screws with my blood sugar and energy levels pretty badly.

If you don't want store bought chocolate milk, mix regular milk with chocolate syrup. It's the combination of protein, fats, and carbs in a very good ratio. A protein shake would work as well, but you'll want to add some sugar to it.

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