Surviving the Races 101

Author: Adam MacDougall   Date Posted:4 November 2014 

As we prepare to head into the Melbourne Cup we thought it might be helpful to provide our fellow man with some useful survival tips before the festivities get underway.


Tip 1:

Eat a high protein breakfast. This cannot be overstated enough. Trust that we understand with all the excitement leading up to the races you might forget or even opt for a fast food option for breakfast, but lets be clear, the chances of you being able to collect your bet winnings after the race on an empty stomach are slim. Start your morning off with a win; try a plate of eggs, a bowl of natural yogurt or better yet a quick and easy Man Shake. 


Tip 2:

Stay hydrated.  We understand a beer is a lot more satisfying than a bottle of water but you won’t last very long. Here is a good rule of thumb: every two beers you drink should be followed by one bottle of water. Pace yourself, give yourself the opportunity to rightfully boast in your glory after your horse wins.


Tip 3:

Now that you’re well hydrated and midway through the excitement, you need to make sure you’re eating. Don’t get too excited, we’re not suggesting you make a beeline to the nearest sausage or chip vendor. Try and snack on some nuts but no more than a handful at a time to keep up your protein and energy.


Tip 4:

Now this last tip, may sting a little but you need to hear it. We can’t all win. Some one has to lose unfortunately. In that light, if you don’t come out victorious, it’s important to be aware of what we’re calling the “Manpression”. Research has shown that when our team (or in this case horse) loses, we can fall into a temporary state of depression causing us to binge on crap food. A man who’s lost will eat 33% more fat and 18% more sugar the day after his loss ultimately deterring him from the healthy lifestyle habits he’s adopted. 


The day will be full of excitement no doubt, but don’t neglect the lifestyle or healthy changes you’ve made. It’s all about moderation.

Good luck and we hope you back a winner!