Unless you’re already a pro and is making serious money kickboxing inside the ring, there’s a huge chance that you don’t have your own personal nutritionist just yet. And, because of that, there’s an even bigger chance that you’re missing out on all the necessary nutrients that your body needs to be at its peak condition.
If you’ve realized the point of what I just said, then you may be thinking of visiting a nutritionist. That’s certainly a good idea, but not exactly the cheapest.
What is cheap is if you scroll down below and take down notes on these five essential nutrition tips that should help Muay Thai fighters such as you to be in tip-top shape at all times!
- Plan Ahead
Planning your meals way before you eat helps you make smarter and healthier decisions. That’s a fact.
In line with this, try to stock up on healthy food in your pantry and refrigerator. The more healthy foods you can stock, the better. Though, be sure that you don’t buy too much that the excess ends up spoiling because that’d be a waste.
When properly stocked, you can easily play your meals on a daily or weekly basis. Some even go as far as planning it every month.
- Don’t Make Sudden Changes
Success does not and will never come overnight. It will take a lot of time before you actually are able to follow your weekly plans to the core.
Before that, you should make slow and gradual changes. A good example is eating a vegetable along with every meal, or making sure that you eat fruits every morning.
If you try and do everything at once, you’ll just end up failing and resort to stress eating.
- Savour Your Food
When you’re in the table, focus on eating. Don’t do anything else. No TV, no smartphone, no radios, no NOTHING. It’s just you and the food in front of you.
By doing this, your focus is to enjoy the food as it is and you’ll end up feeling full much faster, despite eating less.
- Fruits and Vegetables.
This should be pretty self-explanatory. After all, fruits and vegetables are some of the healthiest food you can find in the planet.
This isn’t to say that you should go vegan, though. Rather, this just means that you’ll want to incorporate as much fruit and vegetable into your diet as often as possible.
- Avoid Junk Food
Processed, fatty and sugary foods are some of the worst in the market. Try to avoid them at all costs, especially if you’re training or preparing for a fight.
You may even want to cut fast food out of your life completely as well. They just aren’t going to do you any good. Instead, focus on organic stuff, such as fruits and vegetables.
You can also try your hands on learning how to cook more dishes, so as you know how to prepare them and you know how to make scrumptious, healthy meals yourself.
Training is only half of the story of some of the most successful Muay Thai fighters ever and that diet is the other half of that.
If you want to become a great Muay Thai fighter, or simply just want to get the most out of training, it’s best that you be mindful of these five tips given above.