You know how they say “you can’t out-train a bad diet”? Well, this was exactly the case for the ‘fittest woman in the world’ and she has some advice to give us. Icelandic athlete Katrin Davidsdottir was the winner of the 2015 CrossFit Games and recently revealed what she fuels herself with while training.
The best part? It doesn’t sound difficult at all.
Building strength and physical fitness is more than just lifting weights or going to the gym
The key part is what you eat and here is what Katrin eats:
She starts off her breakfast with three eggs, fried on both sides, half avocado, fruit and a coffee with cream. During an interview with Women’s Health, she revealed that breakfast is key to having a good day.
“I’ve got to have my eggs, otherwise my day starts off wrong,” she says. “In an effort to get more fat in my diet for fuel, I eat half of the avocado and then the cream in my coffee.”
The 24-year-old makes sure to have chicken salad for lunch and the other half of the avocado.
“I’ll eat as soon as I finish training, and leave practice drinking coconut water with a scoop of chocolate protein powder and a serving of fruit. For dinner, I try to eat lots of dark green stuff-spinach, kale, broccoli. For protein, I’ll have chicken. For dinner, which would come soon after that late lunch, I try to eat a portion of salmon for its healthy fats and vitamin D.”
While her diet contains plenty of protein, fats, and fiber, Brigette Zeitlin R.D, a dietician, thinks that her diet measures well.
“For anyone upping their training frequency, they need to make sure they are increasing their protein intake (goal 25 to 30 percent calories from protein a day) and carbohydrate intake (goal 30 to 35 percent calories from carbohydrates a day),” Zeitlin says.
“The carbs will give your body fuel and the protein will help build and repair muscle tissue. I like that Katrin is eating high-quality proteins at each meal, definitely a must for someone with her training schedule. Veggies at dinner are critical because they are a great source of fiber and fuel. I tell my clients to aim for two to three cups.”
Chicken, salmon, eggs and veggies are all pretty tasty, so it doesn’t seem to be that hard to eat healthy, right?
Even though the Reykjavik-born CrossFit competitor is considered the fittest woman in the world, Katrin admits that she cheats her diet every now and then.
“If I’m craving something, it’ll be something sweet,” she says. “My food is pretty clean because that’s how I want to eat. I do like my chocolate and cake every now and again. I definitely have my sweet tooth.”