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carbs

How Sweet it Is!

by Spencer Ward on April 11, 2012

For anyone trying to lose weight, whether as a professional fighter or your average, weight conscious guy, one of the hardest critters to kick is the Sugar Bug. Yes, the sweet stuff. It’s delicious, enticing and makes you feel good (even if just temporarily). Unfortunately, its incredibly detrimental to your health as well as your […]

A Hunger Within – Part 2

by Spencer Ward on February 7, 2012

In a previous article we discussed the basic mechanics our body uses to properly utilize the food we eat and the nutrients that food provides. Knowing how this system works and how to use it to your advantage will help you design your own pre-fight meal.  The goal would be to develop a pre-fight routine […]

A Hunger Within – Part 1

by Spencer Ward on January 26, 2012

It’s the day of the fight. You’ve already weighed-in, eaten a large meal the previous day and now you’re rested up.  Its hours before the fight, you’re a little hungry and beginning to wonder what you should eat. You may be thinking, “Should I eat meat? Should I load up on carbs? Should I just […]

Are Carbs in Your Corner?

by Spencer Ward on January 18, 2012

  Whether it’s through TV ads, fitness publications, the news or even the most popular weight loss reality show, we are bombarded with all sorts of “do’s and don’ts” when it comes health. The media is over-saturated with advice and opinions on what constitutes a healthy diet. The problem with this is that all of these viewpoints […]

The Sweet Science

by Spencer Ward on December 27, 2011

Recently, while I was assisting with the promotion of a local boxing card, a fellow fighter approached me.  He was sipping an energy drink from a well known brand and asked, “I heard that you know something about health and stuff? I need to make weight for a match this weekend. What can I do […]