For years now, Icelandic-born Katrin Davidsdottir has showcased her supreme strength and fitness at the world’s most prestigious sporting events.
The talented athlete won the CrossFit Games in both 2015 and 2016, and she’s pretty much a veteran as far as the CrossFit Games are concerned, as she has already completed four times. So it’s safe to say that Davidsdottir is one of the best athletes on the planet, and has even been dubbed the ‘fittest woman on Earth”. But have you ever wondered how she goes about supporting her active lifestyle in terms of the foods she eats? Well, thankfully for the millennials amongst us, Davidsdottir usually doesn’t go so much as a day without eating avocado. Although, you may want to find an alternative to spreading it on your toast! In fact, you may want to leave out the toast altogether. However, it’s not all about protein shakes and low-calorie salads, in fact, Davidsdottir makes plenty of dishes containing salmon, avocado, and eggs. But what does breakfast look like for the successful athlete? Well, we all know that breakfast is the most important meal of the day, especially if you’re the kind of person who is active pretty much at the crack of dawn. But if you think you have to completely part with a fry up in order to be as physically fit as the best of them, just know that Davidsdottir starts the day with three eggs, fried on both sides. What else does Davidsdottir eat for breakfast? Well, she tends to eat a variety of different fruits, making sure she always incorporates half an avocado into her morning dietary routine. And while you may think she would drink nothing but plain old water early in the morning, in fact, she’s just like the rest of us at the start of the day- she can’t do without a bit of caffeine in her system! “I’ve got to have my eggs, otherwise my day starts off wrong,” she admitted. “In an effort to get more fat in my diet for fuel, I eat half of the avocado and then the cream in my coffee.” So we’ve covered Davidsdottir’s breakfast habits, now what does she eat for lunch if she’s not already busy running laps? Well, Davidsdottir certainly doesn’t neglect the half of avocado she hasn’t yet eaten, and will usually incorporate this into her midday meal. Then she’ll dig into a nice, big plate of chicken salad without all the high fat and calorific salad dressing. While water and protein-based foods are a huge part of Davidsdottir’s diet, she doesn’t exclude chocolate and sugary snacks from her diet entirely. “If I’m craving something, it’ll be something sweet,” she explains. “My food is pretty clean because that’s how I want to eat. I do like my chocolate and cake every now and again. I definitely have my sweet tooth.” Of course, chocolate should only be eaten in small amounts as it can be addictive and unhealthy in large quantities, but there are some definite health benefits to eating chocolate. In fact, cocoa powder even has the ability to lower your cholesterol levels. “I’ll eat as soon as I finish training, and leave practice drinking coconut water with a scoop of chocolate protein powder and a serving of fruit,” Davidsdottir revealed. Naturally, vegetables are a vital part of the athlete’s diet and it goes without saying, but it’s best to consume a wide variety of veg rather than stick to the same ones. “For dinner, I try to eat lots of dark green stuff-spinach, kale, broccoli,”Davidsdottir explains. “For protein, I’ll have chicken. For dinner, which would come soon after that late lunch, I try to eat a portion of salmon for its healthy fats and vitamin D.” If you’re anywhere near as active as Davidsdottir then you could really benefit from emulating her diet. In fact, health experts have lauded her diet for containing a good balance of carbs, protein, and vegetables.