Women’s Diets in Sports

Women’s Diets in Sports

Today we’re going to look at some amazing Women Athletes and their favorite foods/meals. Every athlete has to stick to a particular diet whether they’re participating in their sport or not.

Simone Biles

Professional Olympic gymnast Simone Biles loves her toned legs and calf muscles, and a particular diet is the way to keep them looking top tier. To many who know the gold medalist, she is a vegetable connoisseur. Asparagus, broccoli, green beans and peas are the way to her heart. But don’t let all these green veggies fool you. Biles is by no means a vegetarian. She still eats chicken, salmon, and steak, but she’s careful not to overstuff herself, only eating what makes her feel good.

TOPSHOT – USA’s Simone Biles competes in the artistic gymnastics women’s balance beam final of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games at Ariake Gymnastics Centre in Tokyo on August 3, 2021. (Photo by Jeff PACHOUD / AFP) (Photo by JEFF PACHOUD/AFP via Getty Images)

Megan Rapinoe

When soccer player, Megan Rapinoe isn’t on the field, she’s building up her energy to get back on it. Rapinoe’s philosophy is to have a protein, a veggie, and a carbohydrate. Her dinner usually consists of chicken or fish, a carb, and a huge serving of veggies. Likewise, Rapinoe is very vocal about her love for sweet potatoes, which is usually her go-to carb for dinner.

ST. PAUL, MN – OCTOBER 26: Megan Rapinoe #15 of the United States celebrates after scoring a goal during a game against Korea Republic at Allianz Field on October 26, 2021 in St. Paul, Minnesota. (Photo by Brad Smith/ISI Photos/Getty Images)

Serena and Venus Williams

As pro tennis sisters, these two have relatively the same diet, though Venus proclaims herself a vegan due to her autoimmune disease, Sjögren’s syndrome. However, her sister Serena still likes eating eggs occasionally. Both are committed to high protein diets as Serena loves a black bean burger alongside Venus’ Portobello mushroom burgers. One difference between their diets is Venus’ sweet tooth, which adds quite a few more fruits to her diet than her sister.

Diana Taurasi

This WNBA player for the Phoenix Mercury is 40 years old and still playing on the court. As of three years ago, she has acquired a vegan diet. Particularly, she had to change her lifestyle to improve her health, which she credits for her long career. Taurasi enjoys most veggies but is particularly fond of lentils and kale.

PHOENIX, ARIZONA – JUNE 10: Diana Taurasi #3 of the Phoenix Mercury reacts during the first half of the WNBA game against the Atlanta Dream at Footprint Center on June 10, 2022 in Phoenix, Arizona. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images) (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)






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