View Full Version : How much does a good diet really improve fitness?

11-28-2008, 05:18 AM
Well just asking because I really wanna improve my fitness... To build more stamina and stuff. My mate said "75% of fitness is what you eat, 25% of fitness is how hard you train" would you say thats realistic? I must say people who just eat healthy food (no training) do generally have a lot of fitness than people who just eat burgers and stuff.

If I trained as hard I did but eat just healthy food, would you say my fitness would improve dramatically? I must admit I eat healthier than I used to, but I still love the occasional snack and beer. The hardest I trained and most disciplined i've ever been was to make the bantam weight and that was hard.

11-28-2008, 05:35 AM
Have cheat days... and yes having a good diet improves fitness tenfold.

But you don't have to go overboard on the healthy...just even things out.... all about moderation

11-28-2008, 08:24 AM
I'm 5'11 and weigh 180 and can't for the life of me shed the extra 5-10lbs I'd like to. Ideally I'd like to make Middleweight which in the am's I think is 165 or 168 but that's damn near impossible. I'm about 50/50 on watching what I eat. Admittedly, I do work full-time and find it very difficult to train the way I should to make 168 but what really killed me was lifting for about a month or so and I blimped up from 173 to 178 and have had a ***** of a time trying to lose that muscle. Problem is I'm a small lightheavy which is why I wish I could make Middleweight. Diet is tough though man. It's so hard to stay disciplined when eating healthy doesn't give you that many options.

11-28-2008, 10:14 AM
Loading up on fruit for breakfast and snakcing on it through day boosts your stamina like a mother****er! Veg portions and salands with meals alos boost your energy. What you eat is what you are. You are only as healthy as you feel