View Full Version : Is this diet good?


Sam Donald
10-18-2010, 04:40 AM
Im a boxer, i dont want to lose weight but i got some fat in my mid section that i want to get rid of. is this diet good for a amateur boxer, remember i got work n stuff

breakfast

3 wheetabixs
yogurt
banana
few dark chocolate pieces

break
apple
banana

lunch
might have a tuna sandwhich, brown bread style
juice

few hours later
might have some wheetabix again and a bit of fruit

dinner
grilled chicken, salad, around some japatis/bread/buritoo wraps

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i constantly drink water throughout the day
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i feel as those during the week i have to much bread, what else can i have instead of bread. is rice good?

mrboxer
10-18-2010, 10:23 AM
your is good,for me i have 3 eggs [over easy]with 8 pieces of crisp bacon and 4 slices of toast[white bread,lightly buttered in the morning,for lunch i have a super sub and for dinner i have a plate of spaghetti layered with tomato sauce sprinkled with cheese and topped with 3 meatballs:boxing:

paulsinghnl
10-19-2010, 02:24 PM
i think if you take a banana out, it'll make a lot of difference. remember, banana's are a lot of energy, that'll make u fat too. one a day is more than enough actually. the rest is great, brown bread is great, you can use brown rice too. if you want my style: try to keep the amount of food during the day at a slant: eat the most in the morning, have snacks during the day, less lunch, little snack again and small dinner at least 2 hrs before going to bed (and a cup of hot milk, i'm a big kid, sue me, lol).

Sam Donald
10-19-2010, 02:30 PM
i think if you take a banana out, it'll make a lot of difference. remember, banana's are a lot of energy, that'll make u fat too. one a day is more than enough actually. the rest is great, brown bread is great, you can use brown rice too. if you want my style: try to keep the amount of food during the day at a slant: eat the most in the morning, have snacks during the day, less lunch, little snack again and small dinner at least 2 hrs before going to bed (and a cup of hot milk, i'm a big kid, sue me, lol).

should i have a banana half an hour before training, i gotta eat lol

mrboxer
10-19-2010, 02:35 PM
if i eat only a banana i would still be hungry,i usually consume 3 bananas and they hold me off until i eat the good stuff:boxing:

paulsinghnl
10-19-2010, 02:38 PM
it's up to you, i mostly have an apple or some juice before training. a banana is a little ball of energy you know? if you really need it before training, then have it. i don't want u to get in bad shape when u spar or anything, but banana's are just a lot of energy you know? if you don't use all that energy (which with 2 or 3 bananas is a lot) it converts into fat. at least that's what i've learnt. if u have a very active job and lifestyle, it's alright though.

http://www.lohana.info/Readers%20Contributions/Benefits%20of%20Bananas.pdf

Chip2006uk
10-19-2010, 03:53 PM
Thats a pretty good diet although its kind of lacking in protein, add some eggs, beans and eat a bit more lean meat in general. Although if you are trying to lose a bit of fat then I'd lay off the eggs.

Up your lean meat intake a little bit though, or try adding protein rich beans and legumes like chickpeas or butterbeans to your lunch, you can buy them precooked in a can but make sure you give them a good rinse first so you're not consuming too much sodium. You need the extra protein to let your body recover from intensive training.

Also if you are looking to lose weight you should drop the dark chocolate, dark choc in general is pretty good for you (lots of antioxidants etc) but most dark chocolate has a very high sugar content, so unless you can find some good sugar free chocolate (or make your own!) I'd stay away from it.

Plus Paulsinghnl is right, the banana has a very high sugar content for a fruit and if you eat too many of them you wont lose weight. Id probably choose an apple for before training and then a banana after training to replenish your glycogen levels (main source of a boxers energy).

Just make sure you get enough good carbs before and after training to fuel and refuel your body, and make sure you get more protein down you so your body can recover better.

Dont avoid good fats either, good fats keep your body healthy, I know you are looking to lose a bit of fat but the real killer is sugar and carbs, too many carbs and you wont lose that weight simple as that.

And yeah rice is good as long as its brown rice or wild rice.

paulsinghnl
10-19-2010, 04:43 PM
Thats a pretty good diet although its kind of lacking in protein, add some eggs, beans and eat a bit more lean meat in general. Although if you are trying to lose a bit of fat then I'd lay off the eggs.

Up your lean meat intake a little bit though, or try adding protein rich beans and legumes like chickpeas or butterbeans to your lunch, you can buy them precooked in a can but make sure you give them a good rinse first so you're not consuming too much sodium. You need the extra protein to let your body recover from intensive training.

Also if you are looking to lose weight you should drop the dark chocolate, dark choc in general is pretty good for you (lots of antioxidants etc) but most dark chocolate has a very high sugar content, so unless you can find some good sugar free chocolate (or make your own!) I'd stay away from it.

Plus Paulsinghnl is right, the banana has a very high sugar content for a fruit and if you eat too many of them you wont lose weight. Id probably choose an apple for before training and then a banana after training to replenish your glycogen levels (main source of a boxers energy).

Just make sure you get enough good carbs before and after training to fuel and refuel your body, and make sure you get more protein down you so your body can recover better.

Dont avoid good fats either, good fats keep your body healthy, I know you are looking to lose a bit of fat but the real killer is sugar and carbs, too many carbs and you wont lose that weight simple as that.

And yeah rice is good as long as its brown rice or wild rice.

yup, kill that peanutbutter jar, put it in your breakfast wholegrain shake, or in your oatmeal if you like that, or just on that sandwich. great fats and great proteins.

Darkstranger
10-20-2010, 05:55 AM
First thing you should do is workout how many calories you need then work from there. After all, overeating is what will make you fat.

I agree with some of the other comments, get some more protein and good fats with every meal mate. It keeps the hunger away.

SBleeder
10-20-2010, 07:43 AM
Pretty good, although in my opinion you're eating a little too much protein. Obviously you know your body better than anyone.

Sam Donald
10-20-2010, 11:18 AM
Pretty good, although in my opinion you're eating a little too much protein. Obviously you know your body better than anyone.

others are saying that i aint having enough?

thanks for the replies

Chip2006uk
10-20-2010, 02:41 PM
others are saying that i aint having enough?

thanks for the replies

It depends on how much chicken and tuna you are eating really, since you have no dairy products in there (good thing imo) your only source of protein is from meat, so just make sure you are eating enough chicken and Tuna or start adding protein rich beans into your diet, the protein rich beans like butterbeans and chickpeas are additionally helpful as they have a lot of fibre which slows down the carbohydrates turning into excess fat.

kamicazze
10-22-2010, 05:27 PM
Im a boxer, i dont want to lose weight but i got some fat in my mid section that i want to get rid of. is this diet good for a amateur boxer, remember i got work n stuff

breakfast

3 wheetabixs
yogurt
banana
few dark chocolate pieces

break
apple
banana

lunch
might have a tuna sandwhich, brown bread style
juice

few hours later
might have some wheetabix again and a bit of fruit

dinner
grilled chicken, salad, around some japatis/bread/buritoo wraps

---------------

i constantly drink water throughout the day
---------

i feel as those during the week i have to much bread, what else can i have instead of bread. is rice good?

cut out one of the wheatabix in the morning and the dark chocolate. maybe even the yohgurt, and have a black coffee or green tea instead. in your break replace the banana with a handful of dry roasted peanuts or berry fruits. Lunch if you have a sandwich make sure it has some salad, tuna and it has to be granary or oatmeal bread. dont have wheatabix again a couple of hours later or youll have too much fibre, instead try to get a protein bar, otherwise a few hard boiled eggs, cut the bread out at night. up your protein to 2 chicken breasts and maybe 2 scrambled egg with salad and or vegetables. and maybe a protein shake later on, drink green tea before bed and in the morning. or alternatively, drink black coffee before running in the morning as it accelarates the metabolism. try to get some ginseng, multi vitamins, egaand 9 and glucosamine sulphate spplements as well. take them just before bed, cod liver oil is not neccesary if you take these. Zinc is also a good one.

koboxer
10-22-2010, 05:54 PM
Im a boxer, i dont want to lose weight but i got some fat in my mid section that i want to get rid of. is this diet good for a amateur boxer, remember i got work n stuff

breakfast

3 wheetabixs
yogurt
banana
few dark chocolate pieces

break
apple
banana

lunch
might have a tuna sandwhich, brown bread style
juice

few hours later
might have some wheetabix again and a bit of fruit

dinner
grilled chicken, salad, around some japatis/bread/buritoo wraps

---------------

i constantly drink water throughout the day
---------

i feel as those during the week i have to much bread, what else can i have instead of bread. is rice good?
sounds pretty good to me mate

keep it up

DJ Equipment
10-25-2010, 07:02 AM
i think it is a good diet for us .....