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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 11-05-2009, 11:22 PM Thread Starter
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Best thing to stay in shape?

To stay in the best shape for mma, what would be the best way to eat and what kind of vitamins if any should someone take?
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post #2 of 7 (permalink) Old 11-06-2009, 01:16 AM
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To stay in the best shape for mma, what would be the best way to eat and what kind of vitamins if any should someone take?
As far as eatting goes IDK how much you do off this already but here are some basic guide lines I use in my diet.

Never miss breakfast, absolutely zero soft drinks, No fried food all grilled or baked, No cheese. Only whole wheat bread (when buying always look for whole grain as first ingredient in the ingredient list there are allot of impostors out there). eat 5 small meals a day. 8 glasses of water a day. Stay away from sauces there is allot of hidden calories in there with no nutritional value. (Its ok to use some I use barbecue and spicy mustered their better than anything). When shopping always check the label to find the bad good better best choices. Finally one day out of the week forget about this.

its ok to eat out as well but you need to take these rules in to account. For instance if you are in a rush an egg mcmuffin is good as long as you get rid of the cheese. The best fast food place to eat is Chick-Fill-A. Get the book Eat This Not That book in stores right now that will help allot.

Hope that helps.

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post #3 of 7 (permalink) Old 11-06-2009, 12:07 PM Thread Starter
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Awesome. Thanks a lot. I didn't know for sure what to eat but I was basically pretty close.
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post #4 of 7 (permalink) Old 11-06-2009, 02:32 PM
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Five small meals is good advice. Try and eat some protein in each meal, this could include stuff like nuts, yogurt and tofu besides the obvious chicken and fish. I always eat bigger portions than I really need, one trick that helps with this is to drink a full glass of water before you start eating. That fills your stomach a bit so you can be a bit more restrained.

If there are snacks that you just can't do without, try to find the least bad option in that snack category. Homemade popcorn with just a little butter and salt is a lot better than chips or nachos (or disgusting microwave popcorn), for example.
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post #5 of 7 (permalink) Old 11-06-2009, 10:40 PM Thread Starter
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Cool thanks guys. It doesn't sound to bad. About what I was expecting. Are there any vitamins or supplements I should take, or just not worry about that?
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Good fats= monounsaturated, and polyunsaturated
Bad fats= Trans, saturated

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post #7 of 7 (permalink) Old 11-07-2009, 03:08 PM
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It depends how serious you are about things. If you're trying to bulk up, you could take a protein supplement as long as you're regularly doing strength- and endurance-building exercises. They should be part of a plan built around your workout schedule. Men's Health has a lot of good information with workout plans and diet ideas on their website - use sources like them that think about health, don't rely on the companies that make the products or you will be poor very quickly (and have a body full of weird chemicals).

Personally I think that if you eat a varied diet with lots of different kinds of vegetables and fruits (everyone seems to get enough carbs and meat proteins already) then you shouldn't need additional vitamin supplements. I just take Vitamin C when I think I might be getting a cold, and a multivitamin a few times a week. If you mix up your diet enough then you won't need additional supplements (unless you have a condition and your doctor tells you to get more). Some people suggest making sure the veg are different colours which is an easy way to balance things. There are some rules of thumb for this ie darker is better for leafy greens (eat spinach over iceberg lettuce).
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