Diet: The only one of these not
specifically addressed by martial arts training is diet. We must be conscious
of how we fuel our bodies. Some
of Food as fuel, rather than comfort and indulgence. The BOVW recommends a
whole food, mainly plant based diet made up of natural foods and rich in
water as your beverage of choice. Some coffee, tea, and little wine or lite
beer are fine in moderation. Limit sugary drinks such as soda, fruit juice and
so called "health" drinks.
primarily by boiling or baking. Fry only with low fat, low cholesterol cooking
oil, such as olive oil, safflower oil, or sunflower oil.
not consume sugary, salty or high cholesterol snacks, no
chips, candy, cakes, cookies, ice cream, pizza, fries or greasy burgers, tacos,
fresh fish at least three days per week.
red meat sparingly, and it should be lean, very red in color (a testament to
its freshness), and try not to purchase any meat, poultry or fish that is
pre-wrapped/packaged, as it may be old and possibly tainted.
eat any more in one session than will fit in an average sized plate.
not to eat after 7:30pm.
(or females with a higher than normal calorie requirement) may increase their
calorie consumption accordingly (up to about 20%), and may increase their
percent rule: Try to maintain your diet at least 90% of the time. Keep your
"cheating" to a minimum and your body will reward you accordingly.
one year of "healthy eating" practices, your metabolism and appetite
will adjust to the healthier regimen, leaving you feeling like a superman or