There’s a saying in the world of fitness, that “you can’t out train a bad diet” and that certainly seems to be the case for the “fittest woman in the world.” Katrin Davidsdottir, who was the winner of the 2015 CrossFit Games, has revealed exactly what she fuels herself up with while she is training, and if we’re being honest, it doesn’t sound that difficult.
As we all know, building strength and physical fitness is about much more than just lifting weights and going for runs in the gym. While these activities undoubtedly help you get into better shape, the key part of getting is what you eat. So what does Katrin eat?
Well, for breakfast, Katrin starts with three eggs, fried on both sides, half an avocado, fruit and a coffee with cream. Speaking to Women’s Health, Katrin says that breakfast is key to her 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.”
For lunch, the 24-year-old tends to have chicken salad with the other half of the avocado she used at breakfast. “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.”
So, plenty of protein, fats and fibre are the key to Katrin’s diet. But what does a dietitian think of it? Brigette Zeitlin, R.D., and dietitian at B Nutritious, says that Katrin diet measures up pretty 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),” she 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,” says Zeitlin. “[Veggies at dinner are critical] because they are a great source of fibre and fuel. I tell my clients to aim for two to three cups.”
It seems like it’s not really that hard to eat healthy – chicken, salmon, eggs and veggies are all pretty tasty. But, while it may seem easy, the biggest killer of a good diet is the temptation to gorge on the likes of pizza, chocolate and ice cream. Despite being the “fittest woman in the world”, Katrin admits that she does give in to temptation 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.”
Pretty simple stuff, right? I might follow Katrin’s example and become the “fittest man in the world.” Or, on the other hand, I might just order a Dominos.