Health & Fit Olympian Mikaela Shiffrin: What I Eat In a Day

00:57  13 february  2018
00:57  13 february  2018 Source:   Good Housekeeping

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Mikaela Shiffrin loves pasta. In fact, the 22-year-old alpine ski racer is so fond of the stuff she eats it for lunch and dinner. The Olympian sticks to lean protein, like chicken or fish, for her midday meal — but she always makes sure to get in salad and a serving of carbohydrates.

The Olympian takes in 3,000 calories and indulges in pasta: Olympian Mikaela Shiffrin: What I Eat In a Day © Instagram Olympian Mikaela Shiffrin: What I Eat In a Day Yes, pasta really is her superfood!

Mikaela Shiffrin loves pasta. In fact, the 22-year-old alpine ski racer is so fond of the stuff she eats it for lunch and dinner.

"Pasta is my superfood!" Shiffrin, who is headed to the 2018 Olympic Winter Games in Pyeongchang, tells GoodHousekeeping.com. "Balance and moderation are the basis for my diet, though, so I also make sure to incorporate plenty of protein, fruits, and veggies throughout the day."

The downhill prodigy takes in roughly 3,000 calories a day (!) and makes sure carbs are a part of her every meal.

"They're essential in providing the energy I need, especially on race days that can last 12 hours," she says. "I wouldn't eat a 1,000-calorie bowl of spaghetti for dinner, but I've always loved pasta and think it's a good addition to any meal and a great base for pretty much any vegetable. It's also great when I have a nervous stomach before race day."

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Mikaela Shiffrin loves pasta. In fact, the 22-year-old alpine ski racer is so fond of the stuff she eats it for lunch and dinner. “Pasta is my superfood!”. Shiffrin , who is headed to the 2018 Olympic Winter Games in Pyeongchang, tells GoodHousekeeping.com.

Mikaela Shiffrin eats 3,000 a day as part of her training for the 2018 Olympic Games in Pyeongchang. A bowl of pasta topped with chicken or steak and served with a salad or steamed vegetables round out the day for the Olympian .

Snow-queen Shiffrin, who is expected to dominate at the Olympics in February, likes to mix up her meals, she says, but a "typical day" could look something like the below.

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Breakfast

"I'll do two eggs and two pieces of whole-wheat toast and sometimes, cereal or oatmeal and fruit, says Shiffrin. "I rely on breakfast to give me a kickstart of energy in the morning, so I choose my foods accordingly."

Lunch

The Olympian sticks to lean protein, like chicken or fish, for her midday meal - but she always makes sure to get in salad and a serving of carbohydrates.

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Who is Mikaela Shiffrin ? A total badass, that’s who! I usually try to eat 3,000 calories. Carbs are an essential part of my meals— I can’t survive without them, especially on race days , which can last 12 hours.

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"I really rely on carbs because I expend a lot energy during the day," she explains. "I especially love Barilla pasta because it has a lot of options that complement my activity level. They have a great veggie line that provides one full serving of vegetables per portion, but my favorite is probably their multigrain ProteinPLUS because it gets in fiber, ALA omega 3, and protein from simple ingredients like flaxseeds, chickpeas, and egg whites."

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Snack

Functionality is key for Shiffrin, who likes to munch on a mix of nuts and seeds while she's on the mountain.

"They not only fill me up, but are convenient to carry around all day," she says. "Dried mangos are always a good bet, too."

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Who is Mikaela Shiffrin ? A total badass, that’s who! OK, that’s not all you need to know about her. What's a typical day of eating like? Breakfast is two eggs and two pieces of toast. Or sometimes cereal (or oatmeal) and fruit.

What's a typical day of eating like? Breakfast is two eggs and two pieces of toast. Or sometimes cereal (or oatmeal) and fruit. Olympians train hard but they need to eat right too. We talked to gold medalist Mikaela Shiffrin about her favorite foods.

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