by George Kruis, Saracens Rugby Club.
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All professional athletes know how important it is to eat a balanced, nutritious diet. But, what does a rugby player eat for breakfast? Saracens player George Kruis provides a daily diet plan below tailored for an 85Kg rugby player.
- A large bowl of porridge made with semi-skimmed milk, topped with 1 dsp. mixed berries + 1 dsp. mixed seeds.
- 2 eggs, a handful of spinach fried in 1 tbsp. of coconut oil
- 2 slices of wholegrain toast.
- 1 x medium chicken breast stir-fried in a dsp. soy sauce, onions, garlic
- 1 cup of mixed vegetables
- A medium portion of brown basmati rice.
- 1 x apple with 1 dsp. peanut butter.
- 4 x oat cakes topped with 1 dsp. almond butter.
- 2 x bananas, ½ an avocado, a handful of spinach
- 1 scoop of Gold Standard 100% Whey (chocolate)
- 250ml of milk/almond milk and 240ml of water.
Post-Training Session/Field Session Shake:
- 1 scoop of Gold Standard 100% Whey and 2 scoops of GlycoMaize shaken up with water.
- 1 x salmon fillet steamed with chunks of ginger.
- 1 x large sweet potato cut into chunks and topped with a tsp of coconut oil, himalayan sea salt and pepper roasted in the oven for 20 minutes.
- Mixed salad
- 1 x small tub of Greek yogurt topped with 6 dried figs and 1 tbsp. of flaxseeds.
I believe that preparation is the key to success. Get ahead by investing in some Tupperware and prep your meals on a Sunday evening. This will help you keep on track and save you time during your busy week.
Once you commit to a long term fitness plan, you’ll soon start noticing the benefits. Not only will your physique look great, but you’ll also have more energy and self-confidence. What are you waiting for?
Tbsp – Tablespoon Tsp – teaspoon Dsp – Dessert spoon
This meal plan has been designed for an 85 kg rugby player to deliver:
Calories: ~ 3690 Kcal