Nutrition Tip

How To Maintain A Healthy Diet As A Martial Artist

How To Maintain A Healthy Diet As A Martial Artist

How to maintain a healthy diet as a martial artist. There is a trick to this.

Do you struggle with your diet as you train in your martial art style? Do you struggle between choosing healthy food and junk food? There is a way you can do both, though, my suggestion to this option is to eat more healthy food over the junk food, which should be done in moderation.

With all the calories you burn as you train in martial arts, you need to feed your machine, your body, with healthy foods. Healthy foods are much better for you than junk food, because healthy foods energize and boost your metabolism and brain activity, which creates a more positive self.

Think about it. When you eat junk food, how does that make you feel afterward? It may make you feel happy, but it also makes you feel sluggish, slow, and the more junk food you eat, no matter how high your metabolism is, it eventually will wear and tear you down. It will also slow you down in martial art class. You may not notice it, but eventually you will.

So eat less junk food, if you feel you just have to have it. Make a splurge day once or twice a month if you must. More than twice a month is not good for you or for your martial art training. A healthy body is a happy body. A very bad unhealthy body is a very unhappy body.

So, what is the trick to staying on track to eating healthy foods and maintaining a healthy diet as a martial artist? Well, first of all, it’s your mindset. How you think and feel about yourself is how you react and train your body in a daily, habitual routine. Your daily habits will either create a positive or negative attitude about yourself, and that translates with your choices you make to eat food, whether it is healthy or junk food.

Second of all, once you make the decision to create an either positive or negative attitude towards yourself, it creates what you will eat. Your emotions are tied to the relationship of how you eat, which leads to the third step… how you shop and what you shop for in the grocery store.

If you are a beginner martial artist, you will be slow. You will eventually become faster and quicker, but that also depends on your daily habits, daily routines, daily training, and the foods you eat. If you are advanced or an expert martial artist, you will notice the foods you eat relates to your quickness and alertness on the martial art floor.

Watch the video below to learn how to maintain a healthy diet as a martial artist.

How To Maintain A Healthy Diet As A Martial Artist (Video):

 

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Stay positive, keep smiling, and carry on! 

 

 

 

 

 

Colleen Burns

EMAIL: colleen@colleensmartialartcorner.com

SKYPE: colleen.burns62

PS: To learn more about the nutrition for a martial artist, click here: https://colleensmartialartcorner.com/2016/11/04/do-you-know-what-you-are-eating/

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