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Trinidad

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What not to eat or drink before free-diving?
« on: November 02, 2010, 12:23:12 PM »
I’d like to hear if anyone else has had bad experiences with certain food or drink prior to diving. 

I was recently diving on a stomach full of gatorade products and after almost losing my breakfast at multiple points during the dive  :puke: I decided I was DONE with gatorade before diving.

What are the items you definitely avoid before starting a dive?

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Re: What not to eat or drink before free-diving?
« Reply #1 on: November 02, 2010, 12:29:56 PM »
Anything spicy Like Buffalo wings I have done that one ! not good !  :puke:
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Re: What not to eat or drink before free-diving?
« Reply #2 on: November 02, 2010, 01:06:52 PM »
As my old stories goes from last years puke fest and only pulling 1 ab the whole season... here is my list:

-no soda, no coffee, starting from the night before
-no fastfood breakfast
-no eating in-between dives

only thing I eat and drink is bread and water 2hrs before I enter the water, that hasn't failed me yet. (still popping scopace pill, just to be safe)

after the dive.. I drink soda, gatorade, water, and crave for hamburgers on the trip home, unless I am diving the next day.. then I try to eat only rice, steak, abs.


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Re: What not to eat or drink before free-diving?
« Reply #3 on: November 02, 2010, 02:10:14 PM »
Cliff Bar and water.

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Re: What not to eat or drink before free-diving?
« Reply #4 on: November 02, 2010, 02:11:55 PM »
Pb&J sandwich and water. 

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Re: What not to eat or drink before free-diving?
« Reply #5 on: November 02, 2010, 02:23:26 PM »
No Captin and Patrone before the dive  or if I do I allways get sick  and  :puke:
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Re: What not to eat or drink before free-diving?
« Reply #6 on: November 02, 2010, 02:30:43 PM »
Matt, you should make your own dictionary!

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Re: What not to eat or drink before free-diving?
« Reply #7 on: November 02, 2010, 02:34:47 PM »
Matt, you should make your own dictionary!

 :laughing7: kinda like the redneck dictionary !
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Re: What not to eat or drink before free-diving?
« Reply #8 on: November 02, 2010, 03:11:38 PM »
I always end up yaking my 7&7 up from the night before or soyrizo is definatelly not good. I do try to keep it light(cliff bar and water or P.B. rice cake sandwich ) and make sure i dont eat any fast food. and plenty of water.I have noticed I only get sick in early A.M. dives-yyyyyyaaaaakkkkk!

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Re: What not to eat or drink before free-diving?
« Reply #9 on: November 02, 2010, 04:54:56 PM »
Nothing red like strawberries that looks really bad when it comes out.
Like the other guys said, nothing oily, acidic or has milk. OJ taste good going down but not so much going back out.  I like to umm.... "clear the system" the night before or the day of so it doesn't bother me during the dive.

Personally, I have a very light breakfast like peanut butter toast and water. Some people say oatmeal is usually a good meal to have before a dive.  Just keep it light. Afterward, I eat everything.     
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Re: What not to eat or drink before free-diving?
« Reply #10 on: November 02, 2010, 04:58:10 PM »
Hey Alex no milk huh ! for me personelly I have to have some milk in the morning or I will get an upset stomach and  :puke: even if I am not diving  but then again I typically drink a gallon + of milk a day !
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Re: What not to eat or drink before free-diving?
« Reply #11 on: November 02, 2010, 05:12:15 PM »
Being Asian and parcially lactose intolerant, milk products messes up my system.
I also tend to produce more mucuas after drinking milk.  But I guess if you are part cow, milk shouldn't affect you as much.   
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Re: What not to eat or drink before free-diving?
« Reply #12 on: November 02, 2010, 05:16:17 PM »
  But I guess if you are part cow, milk shouldn't affect you as much.

that would be MR. cow to  you Alex   
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Re: What not to eat or drink before free-diving?
« Reply #13 on: November 02, 2010, 05:43:22 PM »
nothing

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Re: What not to eat or drink before free-diving?
« Reply #14 on: November 03, 2010, 09:49:28 AM »
I go the opposite route.  I eat what I want, and make it as colorful as possible.  That way, IF it comes up, then I get to see it in technicolor.  So far, the best quick food that looks and tastes good coming out is a Big Mac...  Snickers suck, if you are SCUBA...peanuts get caught up in the reg.  Crackers are good, the blue and black rockfish really like them, and tend to mob you.  I don't eat carrots, because unless you chew them up completely they get stuck on the way up.  Pickles can really add a tang, and peppers give a little fire to the puke.

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