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09-07 Game Day Nutrition

Dawn was on the Andy Furman Supertalk 96.5FM radio show on Tuesday, Aug 7th. She discussed the Top 10 Tips for Hydration and Performance with other sports nutrition tips.

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Game Day Nutrition
by Dawn Weatherwax RD, CSSD, LD, ATC, CSCS

Many people ask me what they should eat on the day of competition. Please be aware that what you eat and drink everyday will make the biggest impact on performance! Below are some tips to help you put the finishing touches on all your hard work!

Secret #1 – It ALWAYS Starts the Day Before!!!!!!!!!!!!
You should always make sure you are well hydrated and your nutrition is optimal the day before the event. The goal the day of the event is making sure your fuel sources are full and ready to go!

Secret #2 – Be Hydrated
Hydration affects speed, power, strength, aerobic capacity and concentration. Make sure you are not thirsty and that your urine is a lemonade color. For more accurate measurement tools please email or call us at

Secret #3 – Eat Enough Calories
Where many athletes go wrong is they do not eat enough calories the day of the competition. If you are starving after the competition, you did not optimize your performance.

Expert Help
I highly recommend you get individualized sports nutrition counseling if you are looking for the competitive edge. This Expert should be a Registered Dietitian that specializes in Sports Nutrition and has the CSSD credentials.

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Dawn Weatherwax designed an on site sports nutrition group program at Elder High School. This is what they had to say.

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Steve H.
I thought that my diet was really good, but Dawn showed me certain things about timing and food amounts that helped improve my eating habits. I had been trying to gain weight for several months and was stuck, but with Dawn’s help I gained 9 pounds of lean weight during the 6 week period.

Kyle R.
Dawn is the coolest. I learned how important it is to eat more meals throughout the day, not just three big meals. I enjoyed our meetings.

Jay J.
I gained a multitude of knowledge concerning sports nutrition which will allow me to continue the program and healthy eating. I now know everything I need to eat healthy and it’s in my court to be disciplined and follow it.

Joey V
• I learned about the amounts of fat allowed in foods.
• I learned how to read a food label.
• I learned that hydration is key!

Love Starts in the Kitchen!™


  • 1/4 cup dried fruit
  • 1/2 cup whole grain Kashi cereal (like Go Lean Crunch)
  • 2 tablespoons sliced raw almonds

By: Rita Nader Heikenfeld, CCP, CMH Macy's Regional Culinary Professional, Syndicated Columnist Community Press, and Certified Modern Herbalist

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