Remastered: Follow Rickson Gracie’s menu to have more energy for BJJ

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Rickson Gracie ensina sua regrada rotina alimentar. Foto: Divulgação

Rickson Gracie.

[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!

 

Breakfast

 

  • 1 cup of coffee • 2 slices of bread (rich in fiber) • 2 thick slices of white cheese

 

Morning snack

 

  • 1 glass of 500 ml of mixed-fruits vitamin with 1 scoop of protein powder

 

Lunch

 

  • 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

 

Afternoon snack

 

  • 300g frozen açaí pulp mixed with: – 1 papaya, 3 dried dates, and 3 tablespoons of granola

 

Evening snack

 

  • 1 whole-grain baked pasty stuffed with ricotta cheese • 1 glass of 500 ml of beet juice

 

Dinner

 

  • Omelet made ​​with 2 yolks and 5 egg whites • 1 large cooked sweet potato

 

Supper

 

  • 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.

 

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