Should you eat before a show? Eating a good meal beforehand is healthy; Eat but not that much; It is always good to eat a nice meal before performing, but don’t over stuff yourself.
Eat but not that much; It is always good to eat a nice meal before performing, but don’t over stuff yourself. Nothing worse then butterfly’s in your stomach, except maybe dragons. Besides the roaring they also breath fire so your stomach is all twitchy and burning at times too.
So eat a little something before you perform a small snack something light, Like a MUFFIN, get me one too, blueberry please and thank you! Some fruit is a good choice too. Nothing wrong with having a nervous stomach everyone does, has to do with Adrenaline which is good for you. So don’t worry the more you do what your doing the more accustomed you will get to it and eventually this instructional reaction to fear will go away. So take heart little trooper everything will be fine soon enough.
Fruit, a muffin just something light to help settle you down a bit. Candy works too. Avoid the coffee until your more accustomed to it. Unless your me then feed the dragon more coffee he likes it. Demands on it in fact. Really though, eat something. Some other good things especially if your stomach is really going crazy would be some saltines. Helps with nausea as well. A piece of bread, whatever you think is a good idea likely is so long as it isn’t some kind of heavy meal. That could cause you some problems you really don’t want to have to deal with on a night you are going to perform.
You can even ask others what they do, everyone experiences this at first and we all have different ways of dealing with it. Certainly someone you know can help direct you a bit. It’s also reassuring to know you aren’t the only one that’s very nervous before performing. Next time look around you before a show if other people are on with you. Some pace, some drink (not recommended) some get real quiet. Talk to them the conversation will help you take your mind off it, maybe offer them a snack it will be appreciated.