If you’re training in Muay Thai, there are quite a few strategies that you can utilize to increase your level of effectiveness and your ability to learn.
Your diet is a big part of this. Many of the people taking up Muay Thai will likely be doing so as a way of losing weight and toning their bodies, so the usual considerations will apply as far as that goes. Here are some things to consider, however.
If you’re trying to gain or lose weight, your caloric intake is one of the most important pieces of information that you need.
Generally, if you’re trying to put on weight in muscle, you’ll need to add calories. You want to do this without using junk food. If you look at what people eat in Thailand, you’ll see that the diet is actually perfect for trying to get in better shape.
White rice, lean meat and far more vegetable content than meat in each meal is a great way to give yourself enough energy to work out without eating too many fatty foods.
When you are working out, you’re likely going to get very intense cravings for protein and carbohydrates. This is simply because you’re burning a lot of food. Avoid fast food. Fast food does have a lot of what your body is craving, but it comes at the expense of a great deal of grease and fat, both of which will impede your performance.
If you’re trying to lose weight, you have to be absolutely certain that you’re not taking in so few calories that you are having a negative impact on your health by working out. Speak to your physician and to your instructor about this.
Whatever you decide to eat, remember that hydration is a huge part of being healthy when you’re working out. Again, fruits and vegetables are high in water content and there is really no downside to increasing your intake of them when you are taking up Muay Thai.
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