What 23 Different Pro Athletes Eat Before Games

For these superstars, the pre-game meal ranges from bland to bizarre.

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The pre-game meal is a sacred tradition in sports.

There's absolutely a science to what foods power the best performance, but many pro athletes approach the pre-game meal with a wider lens.

Elements of superstition and comfort often impact what an athlete is willing to eat (or not eat) prior to a contest.

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The pre-game meal is a sacred tradition in sports.

There's absolutely a science to what foods power the best performance, but many pro athletes approach the pre-game meal with a wider lens.

Elements of superstition and comfort often impact what an athlete is willing to eat (or not eat) prior to a contest.

For that reason, you'll find no shortage of odd choices on this list. But on the flip side, there are also plenty of meals that would get the thumbs up from a sports dietitian.

This is what 23 different pro athletes eat before games.

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Topics: NUTRITION | PERFORMANCE NUTRITION | NBA | HEALTHY EATING | EATING HEALTHY | NFL | NHL | MLB | PREGAME MEAL