Diet & Hydration for Gamers

Hey again! It’s me, Sam. I’m back to talk about how I’ve evolved my lifestyle to include more healthy snacking while gaming or making Youtube videos.

I am a content creator and have created over 3000 videos in 2 years! With this job, it can be very stressful not knowing if you are going to get paid for a game, if viewers will like the game or what I say about it, dealing with timelines, unsatisfied viewers, negative comments, and having my face in the public eye. These factors are all extremely stressful and hard on the mind.

Previously, I mentioned how I had to change up my workstation so it was more ergonomic and forced me to move every once in a while. We covered healthy gaming habits, posture, and why changing your position throughout the day is so important. If you want to read that post first, click here!

Today, let’s talk healthy diets!

There are a lot of memes out there that portray gamers as lazy and that drink Mountain Dew while eating chips.

It’s like we do that all the time and there is no shame in that… No, just no! Don’t ever do that and if you are doing that then stop that practice right now! You are pretty much begging for an early death if you eat those things while sitting all day. You need to eat healthy while sitting/standing at your workstation. Here are some healthy snacks that you should be eating right now at the computer:

1. Nuts and dried fruit

2. Bell peppers and guacamole

3. Brown rice cakes and avocado

4. Roasted chickpeas muesli with yogurt and peach on top

5. Tuna Pouches

6. Apples and peanut butter 

7. Jerky

8. Homemade granola

9. Greek Yogurt

10. Edamame

11. Popcorn (Odd right?! Did you know it contains antioxidants?!) man sitting on couch playing VR game holding popcorn

12. Cottage cheese and fruit

13. Baked veggie chips

14. Ants on a Log (Celery sticks, peanut butter, and raisins)

15. Homemade energy balls

16. Oatmeal packets

17. Carrots and hummus

18. Dark-chocolate-covered nuts

19. Reheatable egg muffins

20. Clementines and almonds

21. String cheese mixed nuts

22. Spiced Cashews

23. Turkey and cheese roll-ups

24. Smoked salmon and whole-grain crackers

25. Seaweed snacks

26. Avocado on sourdough toast

27. Hard-boiled eggs

28. Brie and grapes green grapes and an espresso on a yellow hardcover book

29. Roasted pumpkin seeds

30. Frozen yogurt bark

31. Green smoothies

32. Chia pudding

33. Protein bars (Homemade if possible!)

Now that we got all the food out of the way, let’s talk about hydration.

This might be something you’ve never thought of because perhaps you find it easy to stay hydrated. I sure don’t.

When you get lost in a game or you lose track of time at work, you will lose out on one of the most vital aspects of life and that is water!

I love to set reminders for myself in so many areas. I first set a timer on my phone which gives me reminders throughout the day. There are many different water drinking apps out there, as well. All you need to do is download one! The next thing I do is remind myself directly where I work. The best place for this is in my Stream chat, where I have a bot that reminds me to drink water every hourwoman drinking water from clear glass and to stand up and go outside.

Water is very important. The U.S. National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine determined that an adequate daily fluid intake is:

· About 15.5 cups (3.7 liters) of fluids for men

· About 11.5 cups (2.7 liters) of fluids for women

This doesn’t include soda, coffee, or other drinks you shouldn’t be consuming. Soda actually does the opposite for you. When you get up in the morning have a huge glass of water, even before you have coffee or tea. You can add lemon or lime if you want some flavor. Trust me, you will find that your day is a lot better, it will help with your energy levels, your mind, and overall health.

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I hope this article about healthy snacking has helped you! I am all over the place with content creating, I would love for you guys to check out my stuff when you have time!

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Thanks NutraChamps for giving me this opportunity to share some thoughts on snacking while gaming!


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