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Lose fat – 4 simple rules to help boxers burn the flab

Nutritionist Robert Seaborne explains how a fighter can lose fat without compromising their intense training regime, with 4 pieces of crucial advice

1. Run at a steady-state pace pre-carb intake

EARLY-MORNING runs – usually before breakfast – are traditional within boxing culture, and the science is there to back this practice up. Running at a steady-state pace, before you have consumed any form of carbohydrates, increases the body’s ability to oxidise fat – a process often termed ‘fat burning’. Carbohydrates, especially high-sugar carbs, create an insulin spike within the body to deal with the extra blood sugar. This insulin blunts the ability to utilise fat as a fuel source.

Next: Rule 2 of 4 – Choose carbs that have a low sugar content.

Robert Seaborne BSc (Hons), MS

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