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MMA Diet 101: Calories

Written on April 09, 2011 by Markham Mencken

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Whether a MMA athlete would like to lose or gain weight, caloric intake is one important thing to consider. And there are ways on how a fighter can fix his caloric intake depending on his needs.

A calorie is the amount of heat necessary to raise one gram of water by one degree Celsius. is the most easily quantified dieting variables among them all. Regardless of the food or drink source, a caloric intake will define whether you gain or lose weight.

The truth is this: Healthy human beings can gain weight by taking in more calories than what their body can burn. On the other hand, an individual who would like to lose weight must consume calories fewer than the body burns. And among anything else, always remember that the healthier and cleaner your diet is, the better your body will respond in the ways you hope for.

If you want to gain weight, there two things that you need to bear in mind:

  1. Eat your meals, then drink calories when you’re done. It is very cumbersome to stuff yourself with more food after eating aplenty.
  2. Add two tablespoons of extra virgin olive oil to your protein shakes for additional 240 calories and healthy benefits.

Conversely, for those who would like to lose weight, here’s what you have to do:

  1. Incorporate more short bouts of high intensity into your training. It has been proven to raise metabolism throughout the day.
  2. Always eat your breakfast. There are researches suggesting that a person who skips breakfast slows down his metabolism.

Are you now ready to revamp your caloric intake?


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