Steer clear of prepackaged, processed snacks when preparing for a fight. They are easy, but are full of sodium and preservatives that impede weight management. Opt instead for whole fresh fruits, a handful of nuts and seeds, or a couple slices of lean turkey. Boxers are not ordinary people, so don’t eat like the majority of the population.
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 that is completely individualized to your specific needs and will help you achieve your optimum performance. The specific components that make up a good pre-fight meal are varied, but fairly basic and easy to understand.