Friday, March 15, 2013
South Carolina chiropractor Daniel Kehres says those trying to lose weight should look at how sumo wrestlers live.
“Maybe take a couple tips from sumo wrestlers, and do the opposite of what sumo wrestlers are doing,” said Dr. Kehres.
So what are sumo wrestlers doing?
“First they skip breakfast,” Kehres said.
He says according to the Takasago Sumo Stable, a sumo training facility in Japan, sumo wrestlers skip breakfast because doing so puts their body into starvation mode. Their body then holds tightly to fat.
After skipping breakfast, sumo wrestlers eat a large lunch with a high-calorie beverage. Soda will work. Juice will do, but sumo wrestlers also enjoy beer.
“Drinking a high-calorie beverage; what this does is it increases the amount of calories they are consuming during the meal,” Kehres said.
After lunch, they take a nap.
“They move as little as possible, because movement will burn calories, which is not something sumo wrestlers want to do,” he said.
Sumo wrestlers do not snack. They will not eat until dinnertime, when they will have a second and final meal of the day. This helps keep their metabolism low.
“That’s how sumo wrestlers gain as much weight as possible,” Kehres said.
The end message is if you want to wrestle off the pounds that sumo wrestlers fight to keep, you might want to eat breakfast, avoid high-calorie beverages, get moving and enjoy healthy snacks throughout the day to keep your metabolism up.
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