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Complete Guide to Greens Supplements

Greens supplements are becoming super popular and for good reason as far as supplements go.

More and more often, you'll encounter claims detailing how greens powders are the answer to the chronic fruit and vegetable intake deficiency you have or are your answer to losing weight and better health. That sounds super appealing when it means you don't have to eat your broccoli or (insert hated vegetable here).

When you see that kind of claim for a supplement, it's usually best just to click to something else, but in the case of greens supplements, there is actually some truth backing up the marketing hype.

The Boxer's Diet Quick Start Guide

I've had quite a few questions lately asking what a boxer's diet looks like. Here's a sample of the types of questions:

  • What kinds and amounts of food should a boxer eat while training?
  • What can I eat to increase my stamina and performance in the ring?
  • Should I eat before training?
  • How important is breakfast?
  • What do I think of intermittent fasting, paleo, vegans, vegetarians, etc..?
  • Does carb cycling work?
  • Should I eat a low carb, high carb, no carb diet?
  • And the list goes on...

I've actually been meaning to answer all these questions and more in a full boxer's diet book that I'm working on, but time is not on my side at the moment.

But...I can answer many of these questions quickly...

Eating Like a Boxer - Your First Four Nutrition Action Steps

Discover the four things you can start doing today that will have you looking and feeling better almost instantly.

By now you should have your weight goals firmly in mind, whether it is to increase mass, decrease body fat, or just maintain your current state.

Meal planning is highly individualistic and what works for one person, is not what is going to work for someone else.

I COULD put up a meal plan and dictate everyone should use it and some people may lose weight with it, but others very well could end up fatter than when they started.

"Give a man a fish and he'll eat for the day, Teach a man to fish and he'll eat for a lifetime."

This is the guideline I follow when it comes to nutrition. I will teach you exactly how to create an effective meal plan based on Precision Nutrition principles and give you the tools necessary to do it.

Introducing the Guinea Pig Diet

I'll get to the guinea pigs in a minute but first I want to help you understand how similar you and I are.

We're built the same. We both have super small structures that work together as cells to form the various tissues and organ systems that make up our bodies, keep us healthy and performing well.

Every single one of our 100 trillion cells (for the average 150lb adult), contains an instruction manual that tells it what to do and make to ensure our bodies function properly.

That instruction manual is a set of genes that forms your genetic code - and 99.9% of my genes are the same as your genes which are the same as your grandma's genes which are the same as Arnold Schwarzenegger's genes.

Quickest Way to Lose Weight Fast

Boxers and MMA fighters are experts at losing weight fast.

quickest way to lose weight fast

Dehydration - The Quickest Way to Lose Weight Fast

Photo by Fight Launch

If done correctly, losing a lot of weight in the days leading up to a weigh-in can give you a huge advantage 24 hours later when you step in the ring to fight.

It is not uncommon for a fighter to weigh 20-30lbs less at the weigh-in than he or she does when the fight starts 24 hours later - and if all goes to plan - the boxer or fighter will have just as much energy and power on fight day as they did before cutting weight.

Weighing 10, 20 or 30lbs more than your opponent means a lot in a fight.

My 30 Day Paleo Boxing Challenge

A boxer's quest for optimal performance never ends - and a huge part of that quest is maximizing the amount of power you can generate.

Maximum power depends on muscle. It requires you to build the right kind and amount of muscle without exceeding your optimal weight limit and then training that muscle how to work properly and explosively.

What you eat can propel you closer or take you further away from that optimal level faster than any other variable.

It's akin to walking versus taking the car - if you're in the car you're getting where you're going (whether you want to go there or not) a hell of a lot faster than if you're on your own two feet.

Eat Your Egg Yolks - It's the Egg Whites that Can Kill You

I have a confession.

I've been discriminating against egg yolks for years. Believing the egg white was the only healthy part of the egg, I've been dropping egg yolk after egg yolk down the drain. I would cringe as my friends and family dipped their toast in the yellow goo spilling out of their eggs. 

Eat Your Egg Yolks
Eat Your Egg Yolks

I shudder to think how much time and nutrition I've wasted trying to pick every last speck of egg yolk out of my hard boiled eggs when they crumbled after not separating from the whites nice and easy.

I'm ashamed of my part in promoting these lies about egg yolks.

Turns out - egg yolks have been getting a bad wrap. They aren't evil after all.

To all the yolks I've wronged - I'm sorry. And now it's time to set the record straight.

Can You Stop Eating This for a Week?

If I had the chance right now to change one thing in your life that would give you the body that you want - I know exactly what it would be...

I would snap my fingers and eliminate all added sugar from your diet.

Let me tell you why...

23 hours and 15lbs lighter

I once lost 15 pounds in one day.  It was during an ultra-marathon where I ran for just over 23 hours and consumed very little food.  My Garmin lasted for about 20 of those hours and at that time told me I had burned just over 10000 calories.  

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