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    Hi Everyone,

    I am wondering if there is a particular type of food that is great for eating before working out. But more specifically, I am a ballet dancer. I do ballet up to 3 hours at a time, and since ballet requires a lot of foot work, I tend to get cramps in my feet and calves sometimes. Also 3 hours is a good amount of time to go without eating considering I don't eat for an hour before ballet or I feel disgusting.
    Also, I know. Bananas for the potassium. But I haaate bananas.
    Any advice?

    Thank you, and hope you are are having a lovely day.

    Tracy

  • #2
    How 'bout sweet potatoes?
    You lousy kids! Get off my savannah!

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    • #3
      Yeah, I like those. Thanks, I'll try that. I just worry about the high carbohydrate content.

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      • #4
        don't worry about high carb load if you're going to be physically active for three hours. I hate bananas too. eat sweet potatoes. and stop capitalizing after periods. it makes you look pretentious. see how non pretentious i look. seriously.
        I used to seriously post here, now I prefer to troll.

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        • #5
          I've always associated cramping during physical activity to "dehydration" or at least, not drinking enough water.

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          • #6
            If you are following the PB, then you should worry about carbs only if you are sedentary.
            You lousy kids! Get off my savannah!

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            • #7
              I like to have a spoonful of coconut cream concentrate as a pre-workout snack, if I'm hungry but don't want a full stomach.
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              • #8
                Sweet potatoes or yam with butter is damn good meal for me.

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                • #9
                  You need more magnesium for the cramps...Works like a charm. Here's a great article from LEF..

                  http://search.lef.org/cgi-src-bin/Ms...ramps%20leg%20

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