whats your nutrition like

Discussion in 'Boxing Training' started by AHussain, May 5, 2015.

  1. AHussain

    AHussain Member Full Member

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    Hello friends
    I am curious to see what your guys input is on nutrition.
    I train as a bodybuilder and im easing into boxing and nutrition is big aspect I think boxers lack sometimes
    boxers gain so much weight after fights. I count calories it may sound OT but it works for me. my diet is 40% protein 40% carbs 20% fat and im eating currently 2400 calories to loose fat
    I was overweight I lost 6 stones roughly I managed to keep it of with diet calorie counting

    whats your input
     
  2. Brixton Bomber

    Brixton Bomber Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    Trying to go Paleo as we speak.

    I'm looking to more or less eliminate carbs from my diet, bump up the protein and healthy fats and drop fat.
     
  3. death

    death Active Member Full Member

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    Why are you going to do paleo diet? Just wondering.
     
  4. Cafe

    Cafe Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    KFC, McDonald's, Burger King.
     
  5. AHussain

    AHussain Member Full Member

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    carbs are good for you they are essential nutrient. I would go with a 40% carbohyrdates 40% protein and 20% fat.
    I have tried low carb diet you loose weight but mostly water because carbs are made of water hence the word hydrate.
    you will feel like **** on low carbs and boxers need the energy
     
  6. viru§™

    viru§™ Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    There's absolutely no need for you to lower your carb intake to that level, particularly when participating in intense sports.
     
  7. AHussain

    AHussain Member Full Member

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    Exactly brother carbs will fuel body and boxers need the glycogen you get from carbs.
     
  8. RustyRyan

    RustyRyan New Member Full Member

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    I'm trying a somewhat paleo/primal approach also.
    From what I've read, you go low carb to lose weight if you're not an athlete.

    If you are an athlete you eat plenty of carbs post workout with some protein, a 4/1 carb/protein ratio was recommended somewhere. I have 2 bananas, blueberrys, milk and vanilla protein powder in a shake. Obviously not paleo at all, Its just convenient and delicious.
    The rest of the time your meals consist mostly of fats and protein. Scrambled eggs with transfer butter with avocado, spinach leaves and tomato is a go to meal for me. Supposedly after a couple weeks your body starts using fats as its main energy source and it feels more consistent as opposed to carbs which can send your energy levels up and down.

    This is just what I've read and can't vouch for it as Ive only started doing it this way for a few days. But I have gone 'primal' and cut out grains for the past year and feel a lot better for it. I should try cut the dairy too
     
  9. Brixton Bomber

    Brixton Bomber Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    What's the general outline of this diet?
     
  10. IronMikey

    IronMikey Member Full Member

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    Percentages are not a good way to structure diet although it is on the right track. In order of priority, you want to adjust calories to move the scale in your desired direction, hit protein and fat minimum macro amounts (in g) and adjust carbs to alter your calorie intake with the golden rule being to eat as many as possible for your goals. Beyond that, nutrient timing plays an important role in performance and body composition and then food composition and supplements play a smaller role.
     
  11. ant-man

    ant-man ant Full Member

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    All you need to do is maintain a caloric deficit or surplus to lose or gain weight respectively. What you eat and when you eat it is irrelevant, although for health reasons it's obvious what we should and shouldn't eat more/less of.
     
  12. LongJab

    LongJab Active Member Full Member

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    *******s. Your body absorbs 52% more protein while sitting on a high-quality wall.
     
  13. AHussain

    AHussain Member Full Member

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    I agree I follow flexible dieting its frowned upon I dont eat cookies all day. I use it in a way I will eat healthy and if I wish to fit in ice cream I will if its fits in my caloriesn
     
  14. CG^

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    If anyone is telling you to cut an entire macronutrient out of your diet (carbs, protein, fats) you need to disregard anything they have ever told you. I have always promoted flexible eating as long as it remains within your daily caloric intake. Trying to cut out carbs entirely is insane in any circumstance...let alone when your training and participating in an intense sport like boxing.
     
  15. AHussain

    AHussain Member Full Member

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    agree I say a ballanced diet is best