FBL asked in SportsMartial Arts · 1 decade ago

What do Japanese sumo wrestlers eat for their diet?

What do Japanese sumo wrestlers eat for their diet?

I want to do a presentation on Japanese sumo wrestlers and their diets.

Meal plan, what they eat, history.

Anyone have good sites to look up?

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago
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    They skip breakfast to slow down their metabolism. Eat lots of rice with mixed meat and vegetables for lunch. They eat more meat and drink alcohol post workout. Then for dinner they eat a more reasonable, power lifter type meal like chicken and potatoes.

    In the last 12-15 years, sumo has changed a lot and you'll now see a lot of wrestlers who lift weights, eat nutritious, but in enormous volumes, and probably have a lower percentage of body fat. When Mongolian and Samoan wrestlers started beating the Japanese, they really had to take a hard look at revamping some of their traditions.

    Wikipedia has 6-8 links to interesting articles about sumo, but http://www.sumo.or.jp/eng/ will have everything you're interested in.

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  • cermak
    Lv 4
    4 years ago

    Foreigners continuously say that sumo wrestlers are fat. even nonetheless that isn't any longer authentic. oftentimes, sumo wrestlers' physique fat share are often under 20%. some wrestlers' are 10%. Their extensive bodies are made out of muscle. you need to understand that they are not fat yet muscular.

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  • 1 decade ago

    They eat a hotpot called "Chanko Nabe" which is a mixture of everything. They also eat alot of rice. Good luck with your presentation. Cheers! :)

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    apparently lots of junkfood lol. hope they can still fit in their diapers lololol!

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