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Old 10-17-2007, 02:03 PM   #1
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Is it good for a boxer to eat meat? If it is then how many times a week would be good and what kind of meat would you suggsest.
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Old 10-17-2007, 04:50 PM   #2
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I eat a lot of steak personally.
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Old 10-17-2007, 04:54 PM   #3
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I would like to have some info on this as well.. like, how horrible is a burger for you? Or anything with ground beef for that matter (tacos etc.)
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Old 10-17-2007, 05:38 PM   #4
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It's not imperative as long as you are getting enough protein from other sources. I eat fish about once a week.

If you are going to eat meat, make sure it is lean. Burgers and tacos should be something of a treat considering how much fat and cholesterol there is.
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Old 10-17-2007, 05:41 PM   #5
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Hell yes a boxer should be eating meat! We need the protein.

In no particular order here are some meats you should be eating

1)Lean cuts of steak
2)Fish
3)Chicken
4)Lean beef


There ya go. So is pork good? No. That's why it's off the list.

About the ground beef, make it 96/4 or 90/10 and it's fine. I make tons of burgers that way. And tacos.
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Old 10-17-2007, 05:49 PM   #6
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Hell yes a boxer should be eating meat! We need the protein.

In no particular order here are some meats you should be eating

1)Lean cuts of steak
2)Fish
3)Chicken
4)Lean beef


There ya go. So is pork good? No. That's why it's off the list.

About the ground beef, make it 96/4 or 90/10 and it's fine. I make tons of burgers that way. And tacos.
The #9 nationally ranked featherweight (who just returned from the olympic trials) is vegetarian...and he seems to be doing just fine without meat.

There are plenty of healthy ways to get protein, eating meat isn't the only way.
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Old 10-17-2007, 05:49 PM   #7
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If it were possible to live healthy and be a carnivore.... i'd be one
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Old 10-17-2007, 06:12 PM   #8
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There are plenty of healthy ways to get protein, eating meat isn't the only way.
But it is the most delicious.

Amy's right, though. Eggs, Non-fat cottage cheese, beans, peanut butter. Lots of non-meat sources of protein out there.

That being said, I eat meat pretty much everyday. You've just got to keep it lean, as mentioned above. As far as burgers go, if you start with the type of lean ground beef as mentioned above and make the burgers yourself, then it's not that big of a problem. (Buy some whole-wheat buns to make it even healthier.) There are better sources, though. Like skinless chicken breasts and tuna (pretty much all fish is great).
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Old 10-17-2007, 10:33 PM   #9
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heh there

i am a vegetarian, have been for 13 years and i box amatuer.

about 18 months ago, i went and tried muay thai in thailand, lived in a camp there and basically trained twice a day, 6 days a week.

i have nothing scientific to back me up apart from what i saw and that was that i recovered better than the other students there at the time, i was eating a lot of vegetables, rice and i also ate eggs and dairy.

i also understand that there are a lot of fighters out there who really limit the meat in their diets, i heard keith holmes is a vegetarian and also heard that hopkins doesnt eat much either.

i also heard a lot of other athletes limit meat intake - like the NZ rugby team, who dont eat any heavy red meat (like steaks) in the week before a game.

i'm not trying to preach vegetarianism, but it works for me, i think if u eat a balanced diet you should be fine, but if u do cut out meat, you must ensure you get adequate protein from non meat sources, especially if you are going to be training hard.
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Old 10-18-2007, 05:59 AM   #10
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Amy is right, there are different ways to get protein IF you decide you don't want it. Meat is an excellent source of protein however.
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Old 10-19-2007, 12:07 PM   #11
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The #9 nationally ranked featherweight (who just returned from the olympic trials) is vegetarian...and he seems to be doing just fine without meat.

There are plenty of healthy ways to get protein, eating meat isn't the only way.
The question was one based on meats and if we need them. Yes, I suppose I could have listed some alternative choices, but if the OP did not specify about being vegan or vegetarian why waste the time? Thank you for you're $.02 though.
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Old 10-19-2007, 12:16 PM   #12
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The question was one based on meats and if we need them. Yes, I suppose I could have listed some alternative choices, but if the OP did not specify about being vegan or vegetarian why waste the time? Thank you for you're $.02 though.
The specific comment you quoted was in response to you actually. I had already replied to the original poster.

If you don't want my 2 cents then ignore my posts, no need to be a jerk.
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Old 10-19-2007, 02:07 PM   #13
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Would meat be good if you want to go up some kilograms, not fat, muscle?
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Old 10-19-2007, 02:30 PM   #14
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Would meat be good if you want to go up some kilograms, not fat, muscle?
If you want to go up in weight you should be on a diet high on calories. If you want to add muscle you need high quality protein. Meat is one of the sources of high quality protein. So yes, meat would be one of the many things you would eat if you want to gain muscle. You would also eat large amounts of fruits, pasta, dairy products, eggs, whatever. Meat alone won't do shit for you. Hard work plus a balanced diet is what you need.
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Old 10-19-2007, 04:38 PM   #15
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If you want to go up in weight you should be on a diet high on calories. If you want to add muscle you need high quality protein. Meat is one of the sources of high quality protein. So yes, meat would be one of the many things you would eat if you want to gain muscle. You would also eat large amounts of fruits, pasta, dairy products, eggs, whatever. Meat alone won't do shit for you. Hard work plus a balanced diet is what you need.
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