Boxer Amir Khan says ‘appalling diets’ and excuses hold Asian athletes back: ‘We don’t have it in us’
- Former British Pakistani boxer Amir Khan, 35, claimed that Asians “can’t make it in boxing” because of excuses and their diets.
- Khan rose to fame after winning silver in the lightweight division at the 2004 Athens Olympics when he was a 17-year-old amateur boxer. He went professional a year later and has 40 matches under his belt.
- During his farewell press conference on Monday, the former athlete declared that there are “no Asian footballers” since aspiring Asian athletes supposedly think, “We won’t get picked because we’re Asian.”
- He went on to proclaim that Asians “are not really meant to be fighters” and are “not supposed to be good sportsmen and women.”
- “Our diet is appalling,” he claimed. “It’s curries. It’s not the right diet to be a champion. If you put us against a lot of English fighters their diet is a lot better. They’re stronger than us.”
Former British Pakistani boxer Amir Khan claimed that Asians “can’t make it in boxing” because of excuses and their diets.
Khan, 35, held a farewell press conference on Monday, three days after announcing his retirement on Twitter. During the event, the former athlete commented on how several Asian boxers have turned to him as a source of inspiration after he became a trailblazer for South Asian boxers in Britain.
As it turned out, the typical western diet consisting of sugary foods and fast food can do even more harm to the body, new research has revealed.
Aside from cardiovascular disease, obesity and other health issues, such a diet also impairs brain function and appetite control, according to the study published in the journal Royal Society Open Science.
As parts of the world transition to a more plant-based diet, restaurants offering “Shojin” cuisine have become more accessible, drawing patrons from all walks of life.
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‘I Never Set Out To Be A Body Positive Activist’: Cassey Ho Speaks Out About Weight-Loss Controversy
Fitness blogger and founder of Blogilates, Cassey Ho, has recently come under fire after being accused of taking things too far for wanting to go on a new weight loss plan.
“Today I woke up and decided that I needed to take back the life that I want to live,” she wrote on her website.
Professional athletes often have the healthiest bodies, and it’s not solely because of the way they train. What they eat while they’re training is just as important as the work they put into staying in shape to compete.
What should you eat while training? It depends on your body and why you’re training.
In an internet hoax gone terribly wrong, a woman was left brain dead after subjecting herself through a “soy sauce colon cleanse.”
The 39-year-old woman, identified only as CG, reportedly drank a liter of soy sauce within two hours after she reportedly found the dangerous “health trend” online.
After enduring constant bullying due to her weight, a young Indian woman decided to make dramatic changes to her lifestyle, losing 93 pounds in just six months.
In February, she shared an inspiring post documenting her weight loss journey, which included her before and after pictures.
Who would’ve known that the space between the inner thighs of women would become a beauty ideal among teenage girls?
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A blogger and author of a new memoir is speaking out on the harm caused to her body by her formerly vegan diet.
Jordan Younger is the 25-year-old behind The Balanced Blonde, her popular blog on which she used to extoll the benefits of veganism.
Meet Alex Webber. He’s a 27-year-old San Francisco-based techie who works in cyber security for Robert Half, a human resource consulting firm. Like most workers, Webber works the typical 9-5 schedule. However, there’s one thing about Webber’s lifestyle that differs from his peers — for the last four months, he’s been surviving without eating food.
Well, sort of. Webber drinks Soylent, an FDA-approved powdered drink that’s advertised as a meal replacement. It supposedly provides all the necessary nutrients for the average adult. It also has a long ingredients list.