Ever wondered what athletes eat every day? Tam Wan Ting, Singaporean National and SEA Games Hockey Player, shares her diet.
What’s for breakfast today?
Two half-boiled eggs, one cup of Milo and kaya toast! Almost a daily routine.
Reasons for your choice of breakfast?
It’s fairly easily to find these ingredients and prepare it quickly. Not much work required in order to fit it in as part of first meal of the day.
Here in Singapore, everything has to be quick and efficient.
What do you usually take for lunch and dinner, and why?
If it’s a training day, I normally eat more. I need more energy to last through fitness and training.
Normally, rice, veggies and meat would suffice. Nothing extraordinary.
During competition period, our meals are planned by my team manager. She will engage caterers that provide us with healthy choices. We are not allowed to eat food that are labelled as unhealthy — generally fried food.
Normally we have snack time an hour before our game. One energy bar, milk, banana, grapes, and bread.
Any food or beverages you don’t consume?
Coke, and anything that is bitter.
Your professional tips for an athlete’s diet?
Eat clean and eat lean. Exercise self-control, especially in the build-up to a major tournament. Don’t overdo it.
This story first appeared in www.menshealth.com.sg.