The common points from the diet of famous boxers in the world that Kickboxing synthesized. You can also apply for yourself to be healthy as a boxer.
1. Eat several meals a day, meals spaced out
The famous puncher of the Fabricio Werdum boxing village shared, he usually ate 8 meals a day, eating several small meals to help the body absorb better, not creating too full of pressure on the digestive system, reducing the risk of cholesterol-related diseases. Similarly, Bruce also implements this method with 4-5 meals a day.
Most famous boxers are spaced meals in a day, averaging 4 hours apart. According to US health experts, the amount of time an empty stomach is starved is directly proportional to the body’s ability to store fat. Therefore, the body should not be hungry for long.
2. Eat enough carbohydrates
A meal of Royce Gracie does not have too many carbs because if you eat too full will make the body sluggish and dizzy, starch is also the culprit causing obesity and fat accumulation.
3. Do not use desserts with soft drinks
Do not drink soft drinks especially carbonated soft drinks.
4. Breakfast with high carbohydrate
In the diet of professional boxing athletes, breakfast is usually cared for with food that is high in carbohydrates.
5. Use protein supplements
This was used by Bruce Lee, Fabricio Werdum, and Ronda Rousey. For high intensity, training boxers need to add meat-rich dishes and use protein supplements.
6. Eat snacks between meals
Snack on foods like frozen grapes, almonds, dry fruit mixes, or whole grains. Always keep your stomach from getting hungry.
7. Drink plenty of water
On average, each boxer drinks 2-2.5 liters of water a day and more for hard training days.
8. Not eating before bed (eating late at night)
Queen MMA Rousey advises that you should not eat anything during a period of 3 hours before going to bed because the body does not have enough time to digest food, leading to fat accumulation for the body.