Cristiano Ronaldo can eat 6 meals and take 5 naps in 'a typical day' — Here's what his routine looks like
The five-time Ballon d'Or winner and renowned Juventus striker can eat up to six meals and take five naps on a single "typical" day, according to ESPNFC and AS. TT News Agency / Janerik Henriksson on REUTERS
According to ESPNFC and AS, Cristiano Ronaldo can have up to six meals and five naps in a single "typical" day.
The five-time Ballon d'Or winner and renowned Juventus striker often eats breakfast, a mid-morning snack, two lunches and two dinners made up of low-fat, high-protein foods.
Ronaldo has worked extensively with sleep expert Nick Littlehales, who recommends all of his clients get five 90-minute "sleeps" each day.
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Cristiano Ronaldo is one of the most successful athletes in the world.
What's his secret? Apparently a lot of food and a lot of sleep.
The five-time Ballon d'Or winner and renowned Juventus striker can eat up to six meals and take five naps on a single "typical" day, according to ESPNFC and AS.
The Juventus star usually has two lunches and two dinners to refuel for the rest of his day. REUTERS / Daniele Mascolo
Ronaldo is known for starting his days with ham and cheese and a side dish of yogurt for breakfast. When he gets hungry a little later in the day, the 35-year-old likes to eat avocado toast.
He usually has two lunches and two dinners to fuel the rest of his day. Ronaldo's first lunch of chicken and salad is often followed by fish of various kinds - maybe tuna accompanied by lettuce, eggs and olives per AS. And in the evening he either sticks to fish - swordfish, tuna, or braised cod - or switches to some type of meat. The Portugal international often divides his dinner into two separate sessions.
For the average person, this amount of intake would be excessive. Given his hugely active lifestyle - including training on the field, Pilates, and swimming - and the lean but high protein nature of his meals, Ronaldo's diet seems to suit him perfectly.
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All of this food would make anyone drowsy, and Ronaldo is no exception. The superstar has worked extensively with sleep expert Nick Littlehales, who recommends all of his clients get five 90-minute "sleeps" each day.
"It's not a nap," Littlehales told Football Whispers. "It's not for old people watching TV. It's not for snoozers and losers. It's a way to get less sleep so you can recover better. Don't waste valuable time on it, get out of it at the right time House." and you can really get a grip on it. "
Although Littlehales insists that the five 90-minute sleep phases - 7.5 hours total - are the ideal amount of sleep, some sources suggest that Ronaldo should follow the routine in addition to a full night's sleep.
Cristiano Ronaldo has worked extensively with sleep expert Nick Littlehales, who recommends that all of his clients take five 90-minute "sleeps" each day.
While the goals and assists of all time in UEFA Champions League history take his diet and recovery routines remarkably seriously, he does not reward himself with an occasional reward. Although he stays away from alcohol most of the time, he will enjoy a glass of wine from time to time. He'll be eating cake on his birthday and even sneaking chunks of chocolate here and there, according to Business Insider's Alan Dawson.
Perhaps it is his strict routines - and flexibility - that kept Ronaldo in top form into the 1930s. He doesn't seem to be slowing down anytime soon as the star finished second in all of Serie A last season and has already scored three goals in two games for the 2020-2021 season.
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