As the saying goes, abs are made in the gym and in the kitchen. A statement which gains more and more backing when considering the damn near aggressive rig of one Cristiano Ronaldo. Yes – aggressive. I know what I said.
The 34-year-old Juventus forward keeps it high and tight with his diet. Chowing down on up to six meals at any given day to accommodate for his athlete’s metabolism, there certainly isn’t any room for your stray Woolies chicken fingers or 3 AM Jalapeno Cheetos here.
Here is generally what can be found in Cristiano Ronaldo’s daily menu.
- Ham & cheese
- Egg whites
- Wholewheat/wholegrain cereals
- Low-fat yoghurt
- Fresh fruit juice
[Nap – 1 of 4 for the day.]
- Tuna/chicken with salad
- Eggs & olives
- Baked potato
- Wholewheat pasta
[Nap – 2 of 4 for the day.]
- Fruit, lemons (I don’t know why either)
- Tuna rolls
[Nap – 3 of 4 for the day — this is the additional nap after working out/training.]
- Also partial to the following favourites:
Bacalhau à Brás (braised cod with onions, “thinly sliced potatoes, & scrambled eggs)
Espetada Madeirense (beef skewers with fried cornmeal — a speciality in Ronaldo’s home town of Madeira)
English risotto with arborio rice and funghi
- Vegetable soups
- Port wine (preferably from Douro Valley in Porto)
[Nap – 4 of 4 for the day — before his nightly activities and then a sincere effort of sleeping for some eight hours.]
Couldn’t be me, man. Couldn’t be me.