Do you eat like a sumo wrestler?
Ever catch a sumo-wrestling match on ESPN? Perhaps if you have ESPN 8, and stay up to 3 am. Regardless, we are all familiar with the enormity of these athletes, many weighing 400-700 lbs!
Ever wonder how these guys got so huge, so fat?
The time-tested secret to getting sumo wrestlers immensely fat is as follows:
- Skip breakfast
- Eat very unhealthy foods and drink lots of alcohol
- Eat only two or three huge meals a day
- Go to bed right after eating a large, high carb meal.
Unfortunately, that isn’t too different from how many Americans eat. Add in the variable of being sedentary (Sumo wrestlers don’t do interval sprints either), and we have a recipe for fatness.
Appropriately so, Americans are leading the world in obesity, and the childhood obesity rates are a predictor that we will continue towards this trend.
Look out Japan, we are on pace to dominate your beloved sport!
What we need to do instead is:
- Eat a nutritious breakfast
- Have frequent, small meals
- Eat whole foods, focusing on lean proteins, fibrous carbs, some health complex carbs, and health fats
- Engage in smart exercise
Simple, but not always easy. But that is the truth. Now, if you don’t know how to do the above, you need to seek the appropriate guidance for your situation. Regardless of all the marketing hype you are bombarded with, the answer to optimal health, weight loss, performance enhancement, and injury prevention lays amongst the details of the above suggestions.
For starters, don’t do what a sumo wrestler does (or wears)!