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You’ve worked hard cutting weight and made it; you’re even two pounds under the night before. You will weigh in the next day around 5pm. Most athletes will stop eating and drinking anything until after weighing in, however this may cause you to be weak or even dehydrate just before the match. Just not eating or drinking is not smart and will ensure you wrestle on an empty gas tank. You must ride the fine line between giving your body enough fuel to compete, however not overdoing it to push your weight over… what do you eat? The night before your dinner will be sparse, eat protein and vegetables only. Make sure to eat the correct amount of protein (this is based off your Lean Body Mass measured from a body fat analysis), however most athletes weighing between 85-150 lbs. should eat 3-4oz. protein. Drink at least 16-20oz. of water at this meal to keep the kidneys flowing and filtering fluid from the body. The next day you will hardly eat and only sip water, taking in as little as possible. The morning of the weigh in eat 1-2 boiled eggs and maybe half a banana and drink no more than ½ cup of water. For lunch eat a small handful of baby carrots and 1 sugar free jello cup with only sips of water. Eat or drink nothing else until after the weigh in. This nutritional information is brought to you by www.highlandsfightgear.com.
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