"As a rule, I don’t think about what I need to eliminate from my diet." Instead, she follows a Mediterranean-style diet that "includes lots of fresh fruit and vegetables, meat, fish, pasta, and lots of olive oil, lemon juice, and oregano." And at every meal, she fills her plate with fresh veg and healthy protein.
“In the morning I usually wake up hungry, so the first thing I want to do is eat, not train,” she explains, adding that she “feels sick” if she attempts a HIIT sweat sesh on an empty stomach. “I want to make sure that I have enough fuel (food) in my body to be able to work out."
She’s also big on snacking throughout the day (because, energy.)
"My go-to snack, no matter if it’s pre or post-workout is veggie sticks with dip," she says (tzatziki’s her all-time fave.) "I also love watermelon! I always recommend to try to choose snacks that help to fill you up and leave you feeling satisfied." For her, that means chowing down on carbs, protein and good fats.
"My diet hasn’t really changed much over the course of my career," she continues. "The main thing to consider is what feels right for you and your body. There's nothing worse than finishing a workout and feeling unwell, so do what makes you feel happy, confident and strong!"
The expert has spoken.