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What Do Crossfit Athletes Eat


Having a well-balanced nutrition benefits not only CrossFit competition athletes, but all everyday Crosfitters out to get in shape. Eating the right diet will set you up towards better health and your best performance. What you eat sculpts both mind and body. So what do crossfit athletes eat everyday?

These Crossfit champions are living testaments of optimal fitness and success: CrossFit star Christmas Abbott tells how being physically fit means being mentally strong and also emotionally happy. To attain this balance, she eats a good mix of protein, carbs, and a bit of fat. The 3-combo meal gets her energized and makes her better focus on her training and goals. Her typical menu would look like this:

  • Breakfast - 2-3 eggs (proteins), apple (carbs) and peanut butter (good fat).
  • Lunch - ground turkey, mashed sweet potato, and sour cream, with hot sauce topping for an added kick.
  • Dinner - grilled chicken/fish, cauliflower rice with grilled vegetables, and guacamole.

Crossfit games veteran Camille Leblanc-Bazinet, hailed the fittest woman on earth in 2014, eats clean as much as she can. Simply put, clean eating focuses on whole foods which will detox your body of toxins, and avoiding junk food altogether. The crossfit pro measures and weighs her food to know of protein, carb and fat ratio in order to understand exactly what goes into her body.

For breakfast, she would have 3 eggs with kale, strawberry and almond butter. For lunch and dinner, it's usually a combination of her favorite superfoods with salmon on occasion. Camille loves the kale, chicken, blueberry and avocado salad mix.

Pre-Workout

Barley, quinoa, and sweet potatoes are perfect additions to the crossfit diet. Complex carbs such as bulgur wheat and wholemeal rice dramatically increases energy levels to fire you up for a great workout. These foods are rich sources of potassium, iron, niacin and zinc. They're high in fiber and in protein, and slow-digesting at the same time, so you feel fuller longer.

A few eggs with mouthwatering bacon, sweet potato hash, oatmeal with coconut milk, your favorite fruits or chopped nuts make for an awesome breakfast! Antioxidant and anti-inflammatory foods will bring out your best performance while keeping you happy too. Load up on green leafy vegetables, almonds, walnut and fish.

Post-Workout

Post-workout nutrition is essential to speedy recovery. The two nutrients that are an absolute must in recharging glycogen restores and fostering tissue repair are:

  • Carbohydrates - Incorporate fast-absorbing carbs like berries, fruits, sweet potatoes, or rice in your meal.
  • Proteins - crossFitters should maintain intake of protein to 30 percent of calories consumed, and eat that which is fast absorbing like whey protein or egg.

There is no one-fits-all diet that exists, but it's all about finding what works best for you and sticking to the plan! Consistency, in and out of the gym, is key to becoming a better crossfitter. REDMOND multi cookers can help you stay on track and mold nutrition as part of your lifestyle. With the right kitchen partner, you enjoy the modern convenience of comfortable living, and delicious foods along the way!

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