Nutrition – Ultra White Collar Boxing

NUTRITIONAL ADVICE

UWCB events are an incredible opportunity to change your life & improve your health & fitness. You have an 8 weeks opportunity to get super fit & super healthy. You want to look back on this experience and see the positive impact it has had on your life. On this page we have set out some basic principles to help you get the most out of the experience.

FOOD IS FUEL

As you start training, nutrition is something that you should think about. You are about to put your body through a challenging training programme which will get you in the best shape of your life.

Your body requires fuel to function at its best. You would never put poor quality fuel in a Porsche then take it to a race track and expect it to perform well, so don’t do the same to your body.

Nutrition with Ultra White Collar Boxing

NUTRITION FOR PERFORMANCE

  • Protein
    Repairs muscles and gives you energy.
  • Carbohydrate
    Gives you energy and is required for a number of functions.
  • Fats
    Essential for your body to work properly.
  • Fruit & Vegetables
    Full of vitamins & minerals to ensure your body is working correctly.

HOW TO MAKE UP A MEAL

TYPE EXAMPLES PORTION SIZE
Protein Meat, fish, eggs Fist sized
Carbohydrate Rice, pasta, potato Fist sized(but this is very dependent on the individual)
Fat Natural oils, butter, nuts, seeds Tablespoon
Fibre Fruit & vegetables Fruit - 3 per day
Vegetables - as much as you want

Portion size will depend on your weight, try different portion sizes, monitor your weight & energy levels and make adjustments.

A GOOD STARTING POINT


  • - The best starting point when it comes to nutrition, however specific you decide to get, is to eat real food 80-90% of the time.
  • - Real food contains all the vitamins, minerals, anti-oxidants, fibre and phytonutrients you need to be healthy and perform optimally.
  • - For more advice on which foods to eat visit Body Type Nutrition’s Website.

BASIC POINTS


  • - Eat natural foods, if it didn’t grow or didn’t need to be killed don’t eat it and you won’t go far wrong. You don’t see cans of coke walking round fields or chocolate cake growing on trees.
  • - Real food contains all the things you need to be healthy and perform optimally.
  • - You know that cakes, chocolates, alcohol and crisps are bad for you, so cut back on them.

MAKING YOUR DIET INTERESTING

Make sure that you vary your diet day in day out or you will quickly get bored.

  • Protein
    Rotate different meats, fish & eggs in different meals.
  • Carbohydrate
    Vary your intake in terms of portion size and see how you feel.
  • Fats
    Ensure you have natural fats and vary them from meal to meal, day to day.
  • Fibre
    Mix up vegetables and fruits.

If you vary all of these foods across your meals you should get a good nutrient intake and it will stay interesting.

ROUNDUP POINTS

  • Getting a good amount of sleep, ideally from 10.30pm-6.30am.
  • Drinking plenty of fresh clean water.
  • Train hard, give sessions 100%.
  • Have a positive mindset.
  • Stretching regularly, and taking time to relax and recover.
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