Your diet: a major part of a boxer’s success

With so many websites dealing with diet, where does one go when they need the best information? The Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Editor’s Podcasts is certainly a good start. The majority of their podcasts, hosted by Linda Snetselaar, Ph.D., RDN, LD from the University of Iowa, provide insightful interviews with authors, researchers and experts in the field of food, nutrition, and dietetics. Some of the topics they’ve discussed:

  1. What we know about GMOs: Current Research and Trends
  2. Sugar-Sweetened Beverages
  3. Research and the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics
  4. Malnutrition Treatment in Recent Years
  5. Food Safety: Concerns, Trends
  6. Insights on the School Lunch Envi
  7. New Ideas Concerning Sports Nutrition
  8. Understanding and Working with Individuals with Prediabetes
  9. Purpose and Development of the Dietary Assessment Primer
  10. What the Healthy Eating Index (HEI Index) tells us about the U. S. Population’s Dietary Quality

Another great source:


In the beginning, you should take stock of your weight by calculating your BMI (Body Mass Index). For this, you will need to go to:, which helps you Calculate Your BMI (Body Mass Index).

The tools for losing weight: 

Step 1: Make a commitment, Step 2: Take stock of where you are, Step 3: Set realistic goals, Step 4: Identify resources for information and support, Step 5: Continually “check in” with yourself to monitor your progress.

Another great source: The Center for Nutrition of Policy&Promotion:,

MyPlate is a reminder to find your healthy eating style and build it throughout your life. Everything you eat and drink matters. The right mix can help you be healthier now and in the future. This means:

  • Focusing on variety, amount, and nutrition.
  • Choose foods and beverages with less saturated fat, sodium, and added sugars.
  • Start with small changes to build healthier eating styles.
  • Support healthy eating for everyone.

Eating healthy is a journey shaped by many factors, including our stage of life, situations, preferences, access to food, culture, traditions, and the personal decisions we make over time. All your food and beverage choices count. MyPlate offers ideas and tips to help you create a healthier eating style that meets your individual needs and improve your health.

The building of that Healthy Eating Style

All food and beverage choices matter – focus on variety, amount, and nutrition.

Choosing an eating style that is low in saturated fat, sodium, and added sugars.

  • Use Nutrition Facts labels and ingredient lists to find amounts of saturated fat, sodium, and added sugars in the foods and beverages you choose.
  • Look for food and drink choices that are lower in saturated fat, sodium, and added sugar.
    • Eating fewer calories from foods high in saturated fat and added sugars can help you manage your calories and prevent overweight and obesity. Most of us eat too many foods that are high in saturated fat and added sugar.
    • Eating foods with less sodium can reduce your risk of high blood pressure.

Make small changes to create a healthier eating style.

  • Think of each change as a personal “win” on your path to living healthier. Each MyWin is a change you make to build your healthy eating style. Find little victories that fit into your lifestyle and celebrate as a MyWin!
  • Start with a few of these small changes.
    • Make half your plate fruits and vegetables.
      • Focus on whole fruits.
      • Vary your veggies.
    • Make half your grains whole grains.
    • Move to low-fat and fat-free dairy.
    • Vary your protein routine.
    • Eat and drink the right amount for you.

Support healthy eating for everyone.

  • Create settings where healthy choices are available and affordable to you and others.
  • Partners, industry, families, and individuals can help others in their journey to make healthy eating a part of their life.

Some of the other online sources include: Dietitian Connection Journal Club Podcast, Journal of the Academy of Nutrition, The Mindful Dietitian, The Dietitian’s Dilemma, Sage Nutrition & Dietetics, My Sports Dietitian, Breaking Down Nutrition for Medical Professionals, Nutrition Bytes with Jessica Siegel, Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior, The Gut Loving Podcast, 30 Second Bytes with Dietitian Cindy, Beyond Bariatric Surgery: Everything You Need to Move On, Kill for a Cookie? Emotional Eating, etc., etc. Best of Luck!

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