Sometimes by the time I get to the dojo after a day of work I feel kind of unsettled or unstable. Physically, I mean. Not a lack of balance but just a little jumpy somehow. It’s hard to describe, and it doesn’t happen very often, but it did yesterday. After much trial and error over the years one thing I found that helped was to eat some protein about an hour before we start practising. Maybe it’s some sort of glucose/insulin thing, but I’ve never been told I had any problem with that. Anyway I just thought I’d mention it in case someone else runs into similar problems. Since I don’t usually eat meat, I just have some yogurt or tofu from a convenience store, and that seems to do the trick.
I’m sure there are all sorts of recommendations for what to eat (or not) before physical activity, but I’m not sure what they are. I wonder if others with experience in physical disciplines have any pointers?