6 Mistakes Athletes Who Lost Weight Make After Weigh-in

Written by Amelie Rosseneu for Judoinside Congratulations you made weight! What’s next? A big celebration meal? Probably not the best idea. Passing a weigh-in is only the beginning – you still need to conquer that gold medal. So how do you prepare your body for the competition? The theory is that you need to try […]

5 common mistakes when cutting weight

Written by Amelie Rosseneu for JudoCrazy The World Championships is coming up, and soon we’ll start seeing athletes dieting and running around in sweat suits. According to a large scale research involving over 800 judo players from all levels, 82% percent of the athletes are engaged in regular weight loss practices. Most of them lose […]

Fasting for weight loss

A few days “Yom Kipur” was observed. It is a day when Jewish people traditionally fast and refrain from working, driving, and using electronic devices. Almost everyone in Israel respects this day- during Yom Kipur you can take a walk on the high way and not see any car driving. I’m not Jewish but since […]

5 Cheap nutrition hacks the athletes

There is no question about the importance of good nutrition in improving performance and recovery, but supplementation – let’s admit it – is expensive. Luckily, with a bit of preparation, cheaper ingredients can yield the same effects.  Homemade sports drink Sports drink is nothing else than water with carbohydrates and some salts. Instead of buying […]

Honey cake

For the Jewish New Year I decided to write a few words about the tastiest dish in the Rosh Hashana’s menu: Honey cake. For the Jewish people it symbolizes the wish that the New Year will be as sweet as honey. Honey cakes are delicious and full of calories, but if you consume them at […]

Cutting weight at young age

Whether one should cut weight or not, is a question I’m asked frequently and everyone has an opinion about it. Recently there was an interesting discussing about weight cutting by children in one of the Facebook groups I’m following and I decided to dedicate this blog post to give my opinion as a dietitian and […]

Let’s talk about golden scores and nutrition

Today we recover from a whole week of spectacular judo as the World Championships came to an end. I have to say that I like the new rules. Giving an immediate hansoko make for grabbing the leg was a bit too harsh, cancelling out yuko is difficult for me to accept, but it makes judo […]

5 Golden rules to a healthy diet

People from different cultures follow different diet patterns that are affected by habits, availability and local industry. There are many very different eating patterns, and none is superior to the others. What seems to be in common to all healthy diets is not the “what”, but the “how”. It is not the content of a […]

A few words about McGregor’s weight cut for the fight with Mayweather

This weekend it finally happens, the fight everyone is speaking about for months now. Conor McGregor will take one Floyd Mayweather in a boxing match. For those who don’t know what I’m talking about McGregor is a UFC fighter and current Lightweight Champion (146-155lb or 66-70kg) who never competed professional boxing before. The 29 years […]