Men's Health: Everything a World Champion Wrestler Eats in a Day
Thursday, April 23, 2020 - 15:55 By United World Wrestling Press
Jordan BURROUGHS (USA) has been one of the most consistent wrestlers in the world en route to becoming a four-time world champion and London Olympic gold medalist. The American superstar attributes a portion of his success to his healthy lifestyle and clean way of eating.
In a recent interview with Men's Health, Burroughs walked fans through a day of refueling after a hard training cycle. He stressed the importance of clean eating, saying, "I want to make sure everything I put into my body is going to fuel my performance. What I put into my body is what I would get out. The better the fuel, the better the performance."
Burroughs broke his day down into three meals: breakfast, lunch and dinner. Here's what the Olympic champion ate for each meal:
A smoothie with a handful of spinach, almond butter, almond milk, avocado, chia seeds, flaxseeds, turmeric, plant-based protein and ice.
A veggie omelet with mushrooms, bell peppers and onions + a fruit salad made with blueberries, strawberries, raspberries and blackberries.
A piece of Atlantic salmon with sauteed spinach, mushrooms and a sweet potato.