Boxing Nutrition: Ten dietary untruths that the industry love to spin

Boxing Nutrition Eggs

Dr. Philip Goglia, WBC Nutrition Committee Chairman, airs his latest Boxing Nutrition review on some unthruths flying around on dieting.

Lie #1: Food is the problem.
Reality: Food is not the problem. Your relationship with food is the problem.

Lie #2: You need to starve and deprive yourself to lose weight.
Reality: You need to eat more to fire up your metabolism to lose weight.

Lie #3: You need to eat a certain type of food to lose weight.
Reality: You need to understand your metabolic type and eat food suited to your profile.

Lie #4: There is a magical one-size-fits-all diet.
Reality: If a diet doesn’t sync up with your metabolic type you will fail.

Lie #5: If you’re overweight it’s because you eat too much and lack discipline.
Reality: If you’re overweight it’s because you eat too little and are trying to overcome your metabolic type with will power.

Lie #6: It’s OK to skip meals, but never skip a workout.
Reality: It’s OK to skip workouts, but never skip a meal.

Lie #7: Drink expensive sports drinks, protein shakes and eat magical frozen meals and diet bars to see results.
Reality: Water and simple food provide the best nutrients for the human body. If you want quality protein eat fish, chicken, steak or eggs. Eat vegetables and fruit.


Lie #8: A new exercise gadget or approach holds the key to weight loss.
Reality: Kitchen first. Gym second. Exercise will never fix or compensate for nutritional problems.

Lie #9: This new diet holds the key to the perfect body.
Reality: There is no such thing as a perfect body. Only your body. Take care of it, enjoy it and cherish it.

Lie #10: This star used our diet to lose weight. It must work.
Reality: The star is being paid 100s of thousands to endorse their product and just as much to keep their weight down. Often through unhealthy methods. Only a diet that suits your metabolic profile has any chance of working. Save your money.