Eating With The Eatons: The Diet Of Champions
When it comes to nutrition for sport who better to learn from than Ashton Eaton, and his wife Brianne Theisen-Eaton. The best all-round athlete there has ever been, and one of the best female all-rounders in the world right now, they are the power couple of mutli-event athletics and are now offering up some insight for fans, followers and fellow athletes to learn from.
They recently launched a new endeavour at WeAreEaton.com to help grow their fan-base and give us a glimpse into life as the world’s best athletes.
In terms of their nutrition philosophy it doesn’t stray too far from the K.I.S.S. principle – Keep It Simple, Stupid.
Of course the Eaton’s are much too polite to phrase it this way, opting instead for “We like to describe our diet to people by simply saying, “We eat normal food, just the healthier version of everything.”
They introduce the 6 main things in nutrition that work for them, and highlight the evolution of their eating habits. “Paying attention to our bodies and what they tell us about the food we’re eating” is probably the most important nutritional advice for any sportsperson, or non-sportsperson alike. You can do all the research and study of food and nutrition as you like, but at the end of the day your body may still not respond like it’s ‘supposed’ to. Trial and error can be one of the most effective methods of finding what works. But having a guideline from two top athletes certainly won’t do any harm.
The 6 main things that work for Ashton Eaton & Brianne Thiesen-Eaton are as follows:
1. Protein is king
2. Full fat everything
3. No refined carbs
4. Veggies. Veggies. Veggies
5. Sugar is the devil
6. Limit liquid calories
Pretty straight forward right? But what does it all mean…well head over to WeAreEaton to find out for yourself.