BJJ Poll: As a Jiu-Jitsu Practitioner, Do You Fear Adding Weight Over the December Holidays?

Jiu-jitsu has an amazing way of keeping people in good health. Its ability to help people lose weight is pretty well documented. But at least here in the United States, with Thanksgiving in November and December’s string of religious holidays, many people find themselves adding weight. Food (and drink!) is everywhere and with warm months usually far on the horizon, people tend to add a few pounds here and there.

What do you think? Is your Brazilian jiu-jitsu addiction enough to keep those extra pounds (or kilos!) off? Let us know by voting in our poll and adding a comment too!

(Just a heads up – this is our last BJJ Poll of 2010! Take a moment to the old ones from this year! We’ve learned a lot!)

5 Replies to “BJJ Poll: As a Jiu-Jitsu Practitioner, Do You Fear Adding Weight Over the December Holidays?”

  1. My answer is “no,” but I have a slight advantage. I’m a vegetarian in a family of meat-lovers, so my holiday diet is pretty sparse to begin with. Sure, the whisky and beer don’t help, but that’s what training is for.

  2. I think we need a third category: “As a Jiu-Jitsu practitioner, I accept that I’ll be heavier after the holidays, but I train hard and feel like jiu-jitsu will get me back into shape after all the eating that usually happens over the holidays.”

  3. I eat a little more than usual, but knowledge of hard training ahead usually keeps me from pigging out too much. That said, I’m not too afraid of enjoying myself when it comes to delicious food and treats during the holidays!

  4. I gained 10 pounds on Thanksgiving weekend and I just shaved most of it off. I did have about 6 days straight of BJJ though. Nothing else helped.

    I’m trying to go every day to my (new) gym until New Years so I will see if I can keep the Christmas bump in weight off.

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