What A Six-Time World Champion Eats In A Day
You know, the girl who just won Snapper.
If there’s ever one question that keeps the average surf reader up at night, it has to be: What do the world’s best surfers eat on a day to day basis? Are the sins of starched flours a lethargic myth? Do mulled grains really help my backhand bottom-turn? If bulletproof coffee is Kelly’s secret to a perfect physique, can it work for me as well?
So many uncertainties, so little tangible nutritional information. Thankfully, Steph Gilmore, a hardened diamond of smooth style and aesthetic beauty, has leaked her dietary secrets. While there’s no promise this will help you win the Roxy Pro, a world title, or tear apart a wave with the same elegance and grace Steph has, it will at least help you shed a few of those irksome beer pounds.
“I feel lucky to have inherited height which helps when I fluctuate,” Steph told Husskie. “I start the day with a smoothie, greens, banana, coconut water, dates… that kind of thing. Then, after a surf, I’ll have eggs and avocado on sourdough or with quinoa. Lunch I try to have a salad with protein, something fresh and colourful. Dinner is sautéed veggies, rice, and a nice piece of freshly seasoned salmon.
“I snack throughout the day with nuts and yoghurt, or crudités and hummus. I also love a small double shot cappuccino in the morning and a glass of red wine or dark chocolate at night. Always striving for balance.”
Blended greens, assorted fruits, protein, metabolism-boosting items, and the occasional moderated pleasure to top it all off. It’s that easy. Keep up with that, avoid that tantalising clown beneath the golden arches, and you might just be on the fast track to becoming a better surfer.
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