Carli Lloyd is headed to the Olympics in Rio in search of her third Olympic gold medal. She’s in the best shape of her life and now she’s sharing her tips for energy and stamina that you can copy ASAP!
Carli Lloyd has partnered with Whole Foods Markets, to stock up on healthy snacks and kitchen gadgets that make healthy eating fast and easy. Here are her top 5 tips for training, no matter your level!
Don’t be afraid of fruits. The sugar in fruit is natural, so it’s totally fine to stock up on your favorites. Carli loves mangoes, blueberries, strawberries, pineapples, raspberries and blackberries, usually with granola. She and her teammates eat about 90 minutes before a game. “It gives your stomach something to tide you over, and gives you some extra energy without making you full or tired,” Carli says. Whole Foods has pre-cut watermelon and mango, making it a convenient on-the-go snack.
Don’t “carbo load.” Carli says, “People think you need to overload on all these carbs, but carbs actually make you tired.” Carli prefers the 365 Everyday Value Berry Bounty Trail Mix which has protein and antioxidants.
Power up with protein! “Protein’s important — you want to make sure that you’re replenishing your muscles so your muscles can recover and heal.” Carli loves to eat organic chicken, shredded over a big salad.
Staying hydrated is a marathon, not a sprint. Don’t chug water — instead sip it slowly all day long. This won’t make your stomach feel too full, either. “Carli drinks 365 Everyday Value 100% Pulp Free Coconut Water for a week leading up to a game to avoid feeling parched while playing.
Garlic is great! “I use garlic with a lot of things. Any vegetables I’m trying to sauté, especially mushrooms and broccoli,” Carli says. Get a garlic press to make it fast and easy.
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