Inspired by Manny's comments in the caffein thread, I began to wonder what dietary considerations one should make when preparing for a performance or an audition. I've read many things that have at least seemingly differing advice, such as "carbo-loading" or eating a light meal an hour or 2 before performing. What are some of the things that work for you or don't work for you? A trip to the salad bar about an hour before an audition really helps me to not feel overly full, but not starving; whereas going to a deli and having a huge sandwich or eating a rather heavy meal from somewhere like Olive Garden...well, that's just no good. Should we alter our dietary intake on the day of an audition or prior to a performance? How about the old "banana to help performance anxiety" trick?