The Gymnastics Kitchen with Betsy

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The Gymnastics Kitchen With Betsy: How to Eat on Competition Day


How to Eat on Competition Day

A few weeks ago, a coach contacted me about her athletes who bombed out at a recent competition. Her gymnasts were lethargic and slow moving the morning of their competition. After the meet, a parent mentioned that one of the girls had eaten sausage biscuits and hash browns for breakfast, and another only had a Pop-Tart. Both of these are highly processed, fat-laden food options and offer virtually no nutritional value to an athlete.

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Archived Posts:

2/22: Anti-Inflammatory Foods for Gymnasts

11/15: Functional Foods for Maximum Body Health 

10/28: Key Calcium Options Other than Milk

10/7: How to Stay Out of the Vending Machine

9/19: Power Food Seeds

9/3:  Good Choices When Eating in Restaurants

8/20:  On the Go Snacks for Gymnasts

7/29: Betsy’s Favorite Summer Recipes

7/1: Breaking the Diet Mentality

6/23: Big Changes for Amelia

6/14: Protein Powder

6/8: Amelia Hundley ‘Meals with Meels

5/24:  Pre- and Post – Workout Snacks


Betsy is amazing at working the girl’s weak areas and keeping them strong through injury, but what she has given Ash as her coach and now as her trainer that I feel is even more valuable is support and encouragement. I think any athlete has to train the body and the mind and I am very grateful to Betsy for her work with Ash in both of these areas! – Jennifer Willcut