Eating junk food as a fighter?

Discussion in 'Dieting / Supplement Discussion' started by Eli1015, Jun 23, 2017.

  1. Eli1015

    Eli1015 Martial Artist

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    Currently training pure Boxing and having a sorta amatuer fight next month( more of an exhibition) for 3, rounds of only 1 minute. Anyway. I'm 165 pounds at 6 feet. Pretty thin lean guy and have always been. My weight goes up and down between 155 and 170. I never have been fat my whole life. Question is does anyone else eat junk food and train? I eat pizza, burgers, Chinese buns( live in Chinatown). I gain little to no weight and don't really feel any different in training then when I eat healthy. I don't eat it everyday. Should I avoid it altogether?
     
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    Frode Falch Gold Belt Professional Fighter

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    Train hard enough and you can eat more or less anything you want
     
  3. j123

    j123 Pro Sherdogger 500-0-1

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    Its fine, to be honest it depends on how you handle it, and as you mentioned you feel little to no difference so its fine. Don;t tell your coaches though, alot of coaches are old fashioned and think 1 dimensional, esp. when it comes to dieting.

    I myself eat quite flexible as well and keep it within my caloric limit and macro-nutrients. I do tend to eat cleaner these days, limiting "junk" to the weekends, but overall the difference is minimal.

    I will say though, quitting drinking has helped out my system quite a bit, despite counting it correctly before and not having an increase in fat and weight, alcohol was the only thing that really affected my performance; Not to say at a large margin, but still was a deficit to my performance.
     
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    Nothing wrong with junk food in you can perform. Health in the long run might be a different story. It's all about context.
     
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    FutureSergant White Belt

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    Please dont listen to this.. Because eating junk food will kill your cardio game. Sure eat here and there slice of pizza after training,maybe two,but eating junk food is a big no. Rather than that,be sure to get good carbs after heavy workouts/trainings.
     
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    Right... don't listen to Frodo. Listen to the fat guy and get on that "zero calorie" snack food diet.
     
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    :D
     
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    Yeah Frode only eats the grass fed outdoor reared hot dogs, ethically rased on green pasture land, no hot dog is removed from its mother until it's at least 28 days old.......
     
  9. Eli1015

    Eli1015 Martial Artist

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    Agreed with drinking. I don't drink.
     
  10. Joe Buck

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    Yo will lose in endurance if you eat junk food.
     
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    Energy levels tend to be higher the healthier you are.
    Having amazing cardio can offset it, but why not both
     
  12. Frank23

    Frank23 Enter Sandman Belt Platinum Member

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    Everyone has a different definition of junk food.
     
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    Agree! I don't think just foods will help.
     
  14. Joe Buck

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    YEAHHHHHHHH !
     
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    I agree with this.
     
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    Follow the Thai method......smoke, drink......... gamble, womanize and eat crap.........but make sure you train 6 days a week and your be fine.....
     
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    Look man, the way I see it is everyone in the game is looking for an edge. It doesn't matter your sport; Boxing, MMA, Kickboxing, Thai. In each of them people are constantly doing outrageous things to their bodies to get just a fraction of an inch ahead of their potential opponents. Typically it's the best of the league doing them. Things like blood doping, PEDs, kicking trees, and dropping excessive weight are some examples. So, knowing your potential opponents coming up with trickier and trickier ways of getting ahead of you, wouldn't it make sense to eat the healthiest diet possible to stay ahead? I know it's a bitch. But eating well is something everyone should be anyway. It's not unhealthy for you like steroids. I work in the food industry and it's a struggle to eat well. But at the end of the day you won't be at your peak performance until you take every edge there is.
     
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    Myth not reality
     
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    Imo you only need to make sure you get all you need. So enough carbs, proteins etcetera. Your body doesn't distinguish if they are cooked at home or at KFC. Only problem with junk food could be not enough fibers, high amounts of salt/sugar/fat and no vitamins. So a junkfood only program is probably not the best you can do. But it's all up to you. I love junkfood btw. But I limit myself to a once a week trip to KFC or Burger King.
     
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    I am in the same situation. I eat junk food a lot and train. So I understand you well. I don't have any idea why it is happened. I guess this is a process of our metabolism.
     

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