Combat Sports

Dietitian and Nutritionist for Combat Sports

Our registered dietitian and nutritionist specializes in nutritional support for athletes of all ages who take part in combat sports such as boxing, kickboxing, Brazilian jiu-jitsu, karate, mixed martial arts, tae kwon do and more.

Combat Sports Dietitian and Nutritionist

How Can A Dietitian & Nutritionist for Combat Sports Help

Our combat sports nutrition dietitian provides nutritional guidance and support to athletes who take part in various martial arts, mixed martial arts and other combat sports, in the following ways:

  • Learn about pre-, intra-, and post-training nutrition specifically tailored to your discipline of combat sport and martial art for peak explosiveness and endurance.
  • Increase fight camp enjoyment by giving nutritional guidance on how to provide yourself with enough energy while also aligning with any weight loss goals.
  • Develop a personalized fight camp meal plan that you enjoy.
  • Ensure you are properly fueled for your workload during a fight camp or competition training.
  • Conduct safe, healthy, and effective weight loss coaching strategies to get you close to your fight/competition weight.
  • Walk you through step-by-step how to do an acute water cut in a safe and effective way that minimizes the risk of compromising your performance.
  • Recommend an ideal goal weight to be at before performing a water cut for a weigh-in.
  • Outline a step-by-step process on how to rehydrate after a weigh in.
  • Help nurture a healthy relationship between your food and athletic goals that reduces the risk of your weight “yo-yoing” between fights and competitions.
  • Become aware of nutrition and lifestyle strategies to prevent injury and optimize recovery.
  • Understand how to achieve long-term weight management and body composition change.
  • Receive a custom meal plan or guide that is geared specifically towards your individualized athletic need(s) and goal(s).


Receive nutritional support in the following areas:

  • Short-term fluid restriction and manipulation for making competition weight.
  • Nutrient timing.
  • Hydration and optimal fluid balance.
  • Discuss supplementation for training and competition with the combat sports nutritionist.
  • Nutrition for concussions and combat sport related injuries.
  • Tournament nutrition and fuelling for multiple combat sport events on the same day.
  • Receive guidance and recommendations on how to plan your nutrition around multiple and/or long training combat sport sessions.
  • Equip you with strategies and tips for staying close to your fight/competition weight year-round.
  • Receive recipes and nutrition tips for the travelling athlete.
  • Discuss competition day nutrition.


Additional combat sports nutrition support and guidance:

  • Answer questions and address various sporting discipline-specific concerns during nutritional counselling follow-up sessions.
  • Monitor progress, and make adjustments, if or when needed.
  • Provide additional tips, strategies and professional advice.
  • Receive accountability.
  • Address closely related goals and needs, as well co-existing or other conditions.

Combine nutrition coaching with personal training.

Which Sports Dietitian Specializes in Combat Sports?

Our registered dietitian who specializes in nutritional support for combat sports is James Richardson.

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Main Office: Dietitian Toronto

Contact us for a no-obligation phone consultation during which we can:

✓  outline how the process works

✓  discuss your goal(s)

✓  explain how billing and pricing work

✓  address concerns about insurance

✓  answer any other questions

Important: Please keep in mind that our sports nutrition dietitians are in high demand. As such, and to  help you avoid wait times, we recommend skipping the free consultation and booking an appointment instead. 

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