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Normally I don't eat when I am playing, I just drink something. But if I feel I am so hungry and can't stand anymore I will eat a small cake or some fruit like banana or apple.
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Since I'm addicted to chocolate, I always have sweets by my side and some snacks. It happened to me a couple of times that I had dinner while I was playing, because the tournament lasted a very long time.
I rarely eat during online games. Snack during the break. I never eat during a live game. Get up and take a break. Also, I don't like when another player eats something (like a greasy fry) and then picks up his cards. So, I don't want to be 'that guy'.
If I am hungry, then I can take a sandwich to eat during the game. I do not see anything wrong with that. But usually during the game I can drink two or three cups of coffee and that's enough for me.
It's not that I prefer to eat while I play. But if I am in a tournament that lasts a long time and it is time to eat then I take advantage of the break to go and prepare something to eat. in my case, eating while playing does not affect concentration.