Using a Low Residue Diet for the last bit of Weight Loss on Fight Week?

A low-residue or low-fibre diet is typically recommended for people with digestive issues or those who have recently undergone abdominal surgery.

However, it can also be used as a short-term weight loss strategy and hence has become popular as one tool for fighters to use during their acute weight loss phase (fight week).

This type of diet limits the consumption of high-fiber foods, which can help reduce body weight by reducing gut contents.

Studies are limited but have shown that a low-residue diet can be implemented 3 or 4 days before a weigh-in and can help an athlete lose up to 1.5% of their body mass. (PMID: 35313275)

Think white carbohydrates, no skins or seeds on fruit, no grains or seeds, well-cooked vegetables.

In my experience, fighters tolerate this way better than low carb and this is also a strategy that can be implemented for same-day weigh-ins.

Please, however, do not try this for the first time ON FIGHT WEEK!

We never do anything for the first time on fight week🙏😀

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