Perfecting a fighter’s diet can take months of testing and trialing ahead of an event. So, how does this Irishman ensure his diet is preparing him for a fight?
“We focus on food for performance,” McGregor has said in the past. “Giving my body exactly what it needs for the physical training. My diet is usually pretty consistent whether I’m training for a specific fight or not.”
“I’m always eating good food,” he says. “Depending how far out I am from a fight, I might cut out a few things. You wouldn’t catch me eating too much in terms of take-out. I love water and coconut water, but I never drink energy drinks—ever! I just eat good, quality meat and keep hydrated.”
Fighter starts his day with a bottle of water. And then eats a banana or drink a cup of Americano. “I just try and eat clean. I don’t eat takeaways. I don’t eat none of that shit. I just try to eat clean.”
Based is diet good-quality meats, good-quality greens, good-quality carbohydrates like sweet potato and butternut squash, and that is it.
Beginning: Water, coffee or herbal tea after waking up. Stretch, jump rope or run for at least 30 minutes
Breakfast: Have smoked salmon with 2 poached eggs or use 2 slices of whole grain toast complimented with mashed avocados. Add tomatoes and mushrooms as well
Pre-lunch snack: Add some nuts to Greek yogurt and enjoy
Lunch: Conor Likes Beef! use beef salad. Use as many vegetables as you can. Season it with olive oil and add dark chocolate if you like
Pre-training: A glass of milk would suffice
During training: HYDRATE!
Post-training: Add whey or pea-protein in water or in a glass of milk. Have a fruit if you like
Dinner: Baked Cod with lemon, herbs, and olives. The best side would be roasted veggies and wild or whole grain rice
Late night treat: Rooibos, peppermint tea or just water