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Boxing Nutrition: A low carbs diet or No carbs diet?

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Boxing Nutrition – What are the benefits of having a low carbohydrate diet as opposed to a no carbohydrate diet?

Firstly, “No carb” diets are not sustainable. They are specifically designed for medically-based issues metabolic and/or immune issues.

They should not be used unless medically supervised to ensure the management of any adverse side effects.

“Low carb” diets have a higher percentage of fat/protein compared to carbohydrates.

The general rule for fat and protein efficient dietary protocols are 25% carbohydrate 25% fat and 50 % protein.


The low carb protocols are certainly effective for most of the population approx. 70% of dieters do well with fat and protein patterns as most of the population are fat/protein efficient and insulin-sensitive – in some respect.

Other nutrition protocols are either the Mediterranean, a balance of fat protein and carbohydrate, or high carbohydrate like vegetarian or vegan protocols.

By Dr. Phillip Goglia


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Flores Jr. dominated the fight from start to finish. This reflected in his unmatched performance on the scores of the 3 judges who scored it 100-89.

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