Hi, I’ve been reading here for a couple months now and have learned a lot! I’m a pro female welterweight boxer and I just signed a contract today for my second world title fight. The problem is that instead of the usual weight of 147 pounds I would normally fight at, they are using european weight classes…so I’ll need to be 143. The fight is scheduled for April 26. I’m 154 right now, so that’s 11 pounds in 3 weeks. I could lose that in water in an hour if I needed to, but I hate doing that since it makes me weak. I just wanted to see if anyone had any suggestions about tweaking my diet to help me lose as much fat as possible. Whatever I have left in excess weight I’ll sweat off before I weigh in.
My diet right now…
8am 1 cup oatmeal with raisens, half packet sweet n low, 1 tbls natural peanut butter, a little whey protein mixed in, sometimes egg whites.
11am 11oz Myoplex low carb ready to drink protein
12:30 run for 30-45 min.
1-2pm some type of lean protein (chicken breast or can of albacore tuna), 3/4 cup broccolli or spinach
I usually drink another Myoplex low carb on the way to the gym
3-6pm workout in boxing gym. Never use weights anymore, only push ups, pullups and lots of neck and ab excercises after boxing training.
7pm Lean protein, 1 small yam,1 cup vegetables.
Before bed I drink another low carb protein drink, for a total of 3/day. If I get hungry between meals I’ll eat a teaspoon of natural peanut butter.
Any help or suggestions would be greatly appreciated! Normally for a title fight I would get more notice, but we were just called today after the other boxer backed out.