[First published in 2014.]
Raised as a warrior from a young age, Rickson Gracie is an example of good health. For many years he has been creating a well-adjusted body structure for the practice of BJJ. Coupled with the power of the art, Master Rickson maintains his machine with the best fuel: the Gracie Diet, with some adjustments made for him. An example is that he changed the time intervals between meals.
In an interview with the reporter Ana Luiza Leal for Alfa magazine, the coral-belt revealed his eating routines. Learn from the teacher himself, and improve your diet to get a better performance in your workouts!
- 1 cup of coffee • 2 slices of bread (rich in fiber) • 2 thick slices of white cheese
- 1 glass of 500 ml of mixed-fruits vitamin with 1 scoop of protein powder
- 1 plate of green leaves with 3 tablespoons of cashew nuts
- 1/2 dessert plate of boiled vegetables • 3 tablespoons brown rice • 1/2 roasted chicken breast in the oven
- 300g frozen açaí pulp mixed with: – 1 papaya, 3 dried dates, and 3 tablespoons of granola
- 1 whole-grain baked pastel stuffed with ricotta cheese • 1 glass of 500 ml of beet juice
- Omelet made with 2 yolks and 5 egg whites • 1 large cooked sweet potato
- 2 slices of wholegrain bread • 2 thick slices of white cheese • 10 chopped sweet oranges
In addition to the recipes, the Rickson also underscores the importance of not abusing red meat, replacing the common white bread with fiber-rich breads and cereals, the total abolition of added sugar, replaced by dried fruits like dates, and no processed foods such as ham and sausages, which are filled with sodium.
Another tip is related to preparing vegetables. In traditional cooking, when boiling your vegetables, much of the nutrients are left in the water. Prepare them steamed instead.