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Mediterranean Diet

We have talked with 5 athletes who mention a mediterranean diet.


Joana Varbichkova
Joana Varbichkova (female, 33)
This Is How I Became a Personal Trainer and Pilates Teacher after My Pregnancy
I am following the Mediterranean diet that is high in vegetables, fruits, legumes, nuts, beans, grains, fish, and healthy fats such as olive oil. It usually includes a low intake of meat and dairy foods.
Gabriella Ripepi
Gabriella Ripepi (female, 29)
How Competitive Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Took Me Around the World and Back Home Again
I’m from southern Italy so we use the mediterranean diet. It’s a lifestyle, rather than just a list of foods.
Francesco Pelizza
Francesco Pelizza (male, 33)
This is How I Earned My Recognition in Competitive Powerlifting
I do eat 1900-2300kcal per day (sometimes less) in mainly three meals (breakfast, lunch, dinner) with a typical mediterranean diet made of any meat, fish and other proteins source of Italian cultural food.
Goran Borkovic
Goran Borkovic (male, 32)
How I Made a Remarkable Comeback to Bodybuilding After a Serious Motorcycle Accident
Warm sunny days (more than 300 sunny days per year), nice and extremely tasty Mediterranean food followed by quality wines and domestic products, smaller islands with beautiful crystal waters and blues bays…just like in the movies, right. But then I’m training 3-4 days per week just to keep myself in shape as much as possible.
Sara Bigatti
Sara Bigatti (female, 28)
How I Went from Sales Consultant to Personal Trainer and Fitness Studio Owner
My diet has a lot of variety but I mostly follow a Mediterranean diet.

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