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01-27-2009, 09:11 AM
my first fight is march 14th what shoul i eat the day of my fight or the week prior any tips thanks

01-27-2009, 11:47 AM
Do not eat any potatoes, cheesburgers, chocolates, sweets and do not drink coca-cola, pepsi, sprite, beer, vodka... The best option is to eat only fresh meat like chicken's meat, vegetables like carrot, green peas etc. You can eat bananas and other fruits sometimes. Drink only clean bottled water if you can.

01-27-2009, 05:36 PM
whats wrong with potatoes?

01-27-2009, 06:57 PM
hmm i think i might have a fight on the 14th also

just eat good food on the day of the fight, if you need to make a specified weight dont eat before you weigh in but otherwise have a light breakfast (oatmeal or cereal)

i like to eat a big pasta dish for lunch on the day, maybe followed by some low fat ice cream too eat it at least 4 hours before you fight and make sure you go to the toliet before you fight

drink a bottle or even two of gatorade with lunch if you have had to dehydrate to make weight

and have pack something like a jam sandwich on white bread (great energy boost) or an orange or banana or whatever to eat like an hour or an hour and a half before you fight

good luck

(this is just what works for me)

01-27-2009, 10:36 PM
thank you guys it helps i have to start somewhere

01-28-2009, 07:50 AM
What is wrong with potatoes? It is wrong to eat them if you are trying to loss weight or if you don't want to reach weight. Potatoes are "heavy" for your stomach and entrails (intestines). Potatoes are for poor people. Rice and buckwheat are better. Why? You need power to train, run, punch etc. Power = carbohydrates. In 1 kg of potatoes you've got 3 times less carbo than in 1 kg of rice. For example - 100g of rice (more or less) = 300g of potatoes. If you want to be a fatboy and if you want to carry a big belly - eat potatoes! :)

Another issue is - potatoes will be consumed by your organism slower, very slower. Do you want to carry your **** in your body for a few hours or for a whole day? Do you want to make farts and be a toxic-guy? :)


By the way, if you couldn't understand something I'll try to explain it again. My english isn't perfect :D

01-28-2009, 07:55 PM
Depends entirely on whether you need to make a weight cut. Do you?

01-28-2009, 11:49 PM
What and how much you eat the week of the fight depends on if you have to lose any weight. Either way you should be eating as clean as possible, lean meats and vegetables, no junk food etc.

The day of the fight (again depends if you need to meet a specific weight or not) just eat what you're comfortable with.

I haven't had to worry about weight for any of my fights yet.

Last time I fought, the fights started at 7pm, weigh ins at 5pm, and we left at 3:30pm. I woke up at noon and had a nice big breakfast (pancakes, eggs etc). A little snack of a granola bar or something just before we left and then a turkey sandwich and a banana after the weigh ins. Drinking plenty of water all day (it sucks when you have to piss after you've put on your foul protecter, but you need to be hydrated lol).

If I'm fighting during the afternoon, I'll wake up an hour before I have to leave, eat somethink like oatmeal and a protein shake, and then grab a sandwich and a banana for a snack an hour or so before the fight.

Don't eat any new foods that you don't know how your body will react to, or anything really spicy,greasy or fatty. Good proteins and carbs. My coach suggests not eating eggs the day of the fight. Not sure why but I've never had any issues with them.

01-28-2009, 11:57 PM
My first fight I was told not to eat ne thing. My fight was at 4 and weigh in was at 11 so my trainer wanted nothing on my stomach so i could weigh in at my lightest weight. After that I ate a small meal, corn, mashed potatoes and a piece of chicken. I didnt gorge myself just put something on my stomach. Im sure fruit would probably be a good choice as well.

01-29-2009, 12:39 AM
thanks and ya i need to get to 132 now im 136 137 but i can do it also i am taking hydroxycut hardcore it gives me alot of energy but i just started it yesterday but i hace till the 14th

01-29-2009, 07:23 AM
my first fight is march 14th what shoul i eat the day of my fight or the week prior any tips thanks
Making Weight
Like many athletes who compete in weight categories, boxers focus on maintaining a low body fat percentage and achieving weight loss before competition to qualify for a lower weight category. There is evidence that severe food restriction is detrimental to performance and overall health.

Diets low in carbohydrates have increased in popularity because of effectiveness in achieving low body fat levels, but athletes should beware. Energy restriction has been shown to impair immunity, decrease performance and increase fatigue, tension, anger, and confusion in other fighting sports such as martial artists.1,2,3,4,5,6

This energy restriction before a competition is commonly followed up with binge eating. This cycling can lead to swings in weight and body fat levels, as well as failure to achieve nutritional needs in the long term.

Fighters in higher weight classes are typically heavier and stronger. It is advantageous for competitors to compete at the upper level of weight categories. This is common knowledge for boxers.

In general, athletes should remain within two to three kilograms (2.2 pounds) of the upper limit weight class for a weight category. In this way, “making weight” will be more practical and manageable without having to rely on extreme measures for weight loss.

The Weigh-In
The Australian Institute of Sport has an interesting tactic for making weight that involves eating “low residue foods”:

In the two to three days prior to competition, athletes should avoid excessive salt intake to avoid fluid retention. Adopting a low residue diet for the last 24 hours before competing will help to reduce weight further because it empties the gut of undigested food and fiber.

Low Residue Foods
• Low-fiber cereal (corn flakes, rice bubbles)
• White bread
• Jam, honey
• Juice, low-fat milk, sports drink
• Tinned fruit
• Jelly
• Clear soup (e.g. chicken broth)
• White pasta
• White rice
• Tomato based pasta sauce
• Liquid meal (Meal Replacement Shake)

Depending on size and diet, the average person carries about 0.5 to 1kg of such material in the stomach during the day. Fasting will allow this food to be processed and eliminated, and cause a 'technical' weight loss. However, it will also prevent the athlete from fueling up before the event. A low-residue diet composed of nutritious foods with minimal fiber or waste product will provide nutritional goals while being “light” to eat.

Some boxers may use extensive dehydration to lower body weight prior to competition. Excessive dehydration can adversely affect performance and increase the risk of heat stress. The effect of dehydration on a boxer’s performance will depend on the fitness level of the athlete and how frequently he/she has experienced dehydration while training.

It is smarter for competitors to manipulate food intake, then passively dehydrate the day before competition. Passive dehydration involves limiting fluid intake while undertaking normal daily activities. Use of saunas and sweat suits should not be necessary if you have planned well.

Pre-Competition Meal
The primary purpose of the pre-competition meal (i.e. sparing or the actual match) is to delay fatigue. Just how much you will feel fatigue depends on your conditioning and the length of the match primarily, however, it can be delayed with the proper pre-match meal. Some times the difference between winning and losing a match is in how well you can finish when your opponent is tired and vulnerable – the difference between victory or defeat.

There is no one-size-fits-all prescription for the pre-match meal. Different people react differently to the same foods. Try to find food that won’t cause “nervous diarrhea” and will help to maintain focus and endurance. A few guidelines:

• Eat low-glycemic foods, such as whole grain cereals, certain fruits, sandwiches made with whole wheat bread, etc., approximately two to three hours before a competition. The closer to your match, the smaller the meal. This will help sustain blood-sugar levels.

• Keep protein and fat intakes low because they slow digestion.

• Avoid bulky foods, like raw fruits and vegetables, dry beans, peas and popcorn, which can stimulate bowel movements.

• Avoid gas-forming foods such as vegetables from the cabbage family and cooked dry beans.

• Drink 400 to 600 mL (14 to 22 oz) of fluid two to three hours before exercise depending on tolerance.1

• Do not try new foods just before a match. Eat foods familiar with your digestive system.

• Some athletes prefer to use their favorite foods, which may give them a psychological edge

Landon S
01-29-2009, 11:19 AM
Depending on how long you have after the weigh in this sciency crap may be useless. If you eat lean meats and theres actually a chemical in it that increases mental activity and reflexes. In things like milk (and other stuff, Id have to look it up) theres a chemical in it that slows mental activity (ever been told to drink warm milk before bed? being warm just releases MORE of the chemical)...do with the info what you like Im just throwing it out there. You can eat things like cereal that are quickly broken down by your body and supply energy within approximately 30 minutes for more energy if you feel a bit dranined, 1 hour would be ideal.

School is cool *thumbs up*

01-30-2009, 01:14 PM
thanks guys anything else just let me know

Del Coqui
01-30-2009, 02:04 PM
my first fight is march 14th what shoul i eat the day of my fight or the week prior any tips thanks

Have something that's familiar to your stomach, avoid eating out. Before the fight have a spoon of peanut butter. Good luck dude, post your fight see how it went.

02-01-2009, 10:03 AM
i will thank you very much

02-01-2009, 03:51 PM
worry about boxing, not eating, its not that important