Monday 16 January 2017

What I Eat In A Day: UFC star Ronda Rousey

Sasha Brady

Published 02/10/2016 | 17:21

UFC Strawweight Champion Ronda Rousey on July 31, 2015 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Photo by Matthew Stockman/Getty Images)
UFC Strawweight Champion Ronda Rousey on July 31, 2015 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Photo by Matthew Stockman/Getty Images)
Ronda Rousey (red gloves) reacts after defeating Cat Zingano (not pictured) during their women's bantamweight title bout at UFC 184 at Staples Center. Rousey won in 14 seconds of the first round. Mandatory Credit: Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports
UFC fighter Ronda Rousey accepts the Best Female Athlete award onstage during The 2015 ESPYS at Microsoft Theater
Ronda Rousey poses for Sports Illustrated. Pic credit: Instagram: rondarousey

UFC star and Olympic bronze medalist Ronda Rousey is one of the toughest athletes in the world.

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Come November it will be a year since the 29-year-old stepped into the UFC Octagon but that doesn't mean she's slacked on her diet and fitness regime. She trains like crazy, usually twice a day, and has managed to fit in an acting career alongside her sporting career. She's had roles in Entourage, Furious 7, The Expendables 3 and Patrick Swayze's Road House. And she's also a bona fide fashion star after landing a string of magazine shoots, including a Sports Illustrated cover in January, as well as fashion campaigns for Buffalo and Reebok.

Ronda Rousey poses for Sports Illustrated. Pic credit: Instagram: rondarousey
Ronda Rousey poses for Sports Illustrated. Pic credit: Instagram: rondarousey

The MMA fighter revealed to Stylecaster the secrets behind her strict fighter diet. She follows the Dolce Diet, a weight loss management programme for athletes that focuses on incorporating whole, nutrient-rich ingredients to maintain muscle mass and promote muscle revovery. The clean-eating diet was established by by MMA trainer Mike Dolce.

She told the

Breakfast

Ronda starts her day with coffee and a Dolce chia bowl, which includes two tablespoons of chia, hemp and oats with agave nectar, cinnamon, a couple of blueberries and a tablespoon of almond butter.

Lunch

An egg scramble with vegetables including mushrooms, peppers, spinach, avocado, tomato - along with turkey bacon, Ezekiel bread, Kerrygold butter and cinnamon.

Dinner

Turkey chilli using four ounces of turkey, chopped-up asparagus, red pepper, red onion, tomato, beans, chilli spices and cayenne pepper.

Snack

Honeycrips apples with cashews or red grapes with nuts.

UFC fighter Ronda Rousey accepts the Best Female Athlete award onstage during The 2015 ESPYS at Microsoft Theater
UFC fighter Ronda Rousey accepts the Best Female Athlete award onstage during The 2015 ESPYS at Microsoft Theater

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