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MMA Diet: The “Perfect” Diet Plan

Written on September 08, 2011 by Markham Mencken

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Be the best MMA fighter that you can be by making the "perfect" diet plan!

It goes without saying that proper nutrition makes you healthier. But for a MMA athlete, the word “proper” must be replaced with “perfect.” A professional MMA fighter burns a lot of calories everyday due to various forms of exercises and workouts. That said, a correct and perfect diet plan should also be a part of his daily activities. Why? Because appropriate diet can increase muscle endurance and strengthen cardiovascular system — a key to success.

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MMA Diet: A Fighter’s Health Trick

Written on August 23, 2011 by Markham Mencken

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Do you want to be health? Fighting Insider will share some tricks for you.

While there can be various diet plan for a MMA fighters, it is important that you know the different roles of a pre- and post-fight diet. But if you want to know more, Fight Diet Plan also shares with you a couple of health tricks for a MMA fighter.

Hit the jump to see Fight Diet Plan’s health tricks for a MMA fighter.

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MMA Diet: Before Fight and After Fight Diet

Written on August 18, 2011 by Markham Mencken

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Why is a pre and post-fight diet plan is important?

As Fighting Insider mentioned on its MMA Nutrition article yesterday, what a MMA fighter eats after session is as important as what he intakes prior to that. But why is a pre and post-fight diet plan imperative and not identical? The truth is, each plans have a different role. While the pre-fight diet plan provides endurance and increases the body’s energy, the post-fight diet plan is more on body recovery.

Learn the important of pre-fight and post-fight diet plans after the cut.

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MMA Diet: The Importance of Diet

Written on August 11, 2011 by Markham Mencken

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What's the importance of a proper diet plan for a MMA practitioner?

While there are number of recommended diets for a MMA practitioner, there is no clearly defined “MMA Diet.” That said, it stands to reason that these athletes stay in great condition by eating healthy foods, substituting muscles for fats and working out rigorously. A MMA diet is also important because a training without a proper nutrition program is like driving a car without gas.

There are several reasons why diet and nutrition plays a big role. You can learn them all by hitting the skip.

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MMA Diet 101: Creatine

Written on May 07, 2011 by Markham Mencken

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In this week's edition of MMA Diet 101, Fighting Insider will provide you with few information about Creatine and how you should consume it.

If you’ve eaten salmon or steak, you’ve consumed Creatine. Years ago, few body builders believe that Creatine was actually sharp pieces of finely ground glass, which tears your muscle fibers microscopically after taking it. These tears will then heal, and then your muscles will grow bigger and stronger. And albeit there are some myths about […]

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MMA Diet 101: Fiber

Written on April 30, 2011 by Markham Mencken

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In this week's MMA Diet 101, Fighting Insider will tell you why eating real foods are way healthier that the processed ones.

Fiber is being made sexy by most nutritional product advertisements. The commercials usually present the known health information that fiber will help your spend less time on the toilet, and more time either playing golf with the guys or being sexily shaped liked the curved containers. However, fiber supplements should only be used if you simply can’t acquire enough from real foods. They are often highly processed which may result to excessive laxative effects, stomach bloating or interference with the body’s natural food break down process and nutrient absorption.

But what if fiber anyway?

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MMA Diet 101: Cooking Your Food

Written on April 22, 2011 by Markham Mencken

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You know what healthy foods you should keep in your cupboard. But how should you eat them?

Now that Fighting Insider is done talking about the basic food facts, it’s time that we learn what goes around them. What are the foods we’re eating cooked in? What is it coated or flavored with?

First thing we have to talk about is the dip that we use whenever we eat. Though eating your veggies is such a healthy thing, the dressing you need for each bite has some disadvantages. By dipping your foods, you are masking the natural sweetness and flavor of your food. To switch that to a healthier method, use natural products like hummus or natural nut butters. They will add a host of vitamins, nutrients and healthy fats to your meal. Just be sure to include these dips in your overall caloric intake.

Now, should you go cooked food or raw food?

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MMA Diet 101: Dietary Control

Written on April 17, 2011 by Markham Mencken

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If you're one aspiring MMA fighter, and would like to start the exercise for your body, it's time to learn how to have a dietary control.

The term “diet” has negative connotations in many people’s minds. Diet can be associated with a short-term and strict nutritional plan of eating bland foods and drinking tasteless drinks to lose a few pounds. Hence in recent years, words like “lifestyle” and “holistic” were used to show that diet is not something that should be ephemeral.

Whatever dietary changes your choose, be sure to carry them out slowly. Dietary control is such a complex topic, that it is psychologically deeper than being tough. There are five ways on how to exhibit dietary control. Check them out after the break.

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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. Calories 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.

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MMA Diet 101: Supplements

Written on April 03, 2011 by Markham Mencken

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Is taking food supplements necessary or not? Find the answer at the article below.

While many nutritionists would instruct their clients to avoid taking supplements, the truth is that it should be taken. However, supplements may not be absolutely essential. It can and definitely make miraculous changes in our body. But what people don’t know is what else the supplement may be doing to our bodies.

See Fighting Insider’s crash course in supplements after the break.

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