Have dinner or lunch while playing a tournament, good idea?

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I understand that eating food causes the work done by the digestive system to cause the need for sleep.
What do you think about this?
Is it better to postpone lunch?
I would like to know your opinion on the subject in question.
 
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Sounds like something one should plan for ahead of the tourney. I'm going to spend a day playing poker I would probably get something light during a scheduled dinner break, but that would be it.
 
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If its a short tournament, its better to prepare and eat prior to playing but I have played in tournaments that last 15+ hours. If you dint eat you will have a problem and there no way around it..
 
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If its a short tournament, its better to prepare and eat prior to playing but I have played in tournaments that last 15+ hours. If you dint eat you will have a problem and there no way around it..
Was going to say the same...If you go deep and are busy for half a day sometimes , eat smth
Your mind won't work properly without food which of course ultimately affects your game performance
 
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I can't play hungry. When I'm hungry, I do stupid things, lose patience and concentration. But you should eat in moderation before the game, and in no case overeat :)
 
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I like to eat while playing. Moreover, I seem to play more patiently when I eat. Usually, before the evening tournaments, I prepare food for myself in advance, in most cases it is 5-7 sandwiches, in addition, I always have cookies, waffles, candies.
 
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There is something I always did before playing in a big tournament, I would eat a light breakfast of Toast or Cereal, and then a Light lunch of a Burger or sandwich during the game, but only on the Break. Over eating at a lunch break can make you feel tired and can effect your game play, but so can Alcohol, That's why I stay away from Beer and only drink Tea, Coffee or Cola, which are high in Caffeine during a game and look forward to a Pint when I get past the Money bubble or on the Final Table.
Works for me!
 
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It is important to choose the food that will give you the most energy and less effort to digest.
 
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I just wanted to let you know that your answers are very interesting. In this case I think I will let myself be carried away by those who recommend a light lunch.
 
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I've slept in the tables before because was tired. Would definitely eat dinner or lunch when needed & doubt would sleep in the tables for that.
 
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I have no problem having lunch or dinner while playing poker. It's comfortable either way.
 
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If I'm playing online I eat my meals as regular. Live poker I have a light meal before and snack during breaks.
 
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Eating while playing is a good idea, because as you know, food reduces stress levels and helps you relax, which is never a bad thing in poker.
 
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When you play for many hours it is inevitable that you are playing while eating, whether at lunch or dinner, but thinking carefully about the plays would not be an impediment.
 
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certainly not. Because after meals I get a good sleep, making it difficult to concentrate on the game.
 
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Normally not, but as they said, if things drag on for a long time it becomes more "complicated" to avoid, in this case I choose something light too
 
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I like to take my time eating in order to enjoy my food, so I wouldn't eat a meal while playing. I do however eat snacks like maybe walnuts, cashews, raisins, and things like that. I'll eat afterwards. :)
 
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Hi :)
I play poker in the evenings after work and often eat while playing. I'm just forced to combine the process of dinner and play, because otherwise I either won't have time to play or I won't have time to eat :)
 
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Yes , small dinner , small sugar - very good .
 
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I don't see anything wrong with eating while playing, but the break is too short for cooking and you need to prepare in advance or ask someone to cook for you!!!
 
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The games I play on CC usually fall around our evening meals, particularly at the weekend, so there's not much of an option not to eat at a different time.
It's not really a problem from me.
 
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As for Me, better to eat before play in Poker, or when have break time during Game, that more to concentrate only on Poker.
By my opinion, this is ideal option! But sometimes, especially this is a long tournament, wanting to eat and during Game!..
 
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I can safely have lunch or dinner while playing, but I shouldn't play in bed on my phone because I'm more likely to fall asleep during the tournament.
 
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I consider that the food consumed while playing a tournament has nothing to do with performance, on the contrary, when playing while hungry it is a problem because it is unfocused.
 
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