This Is What Five-Time CrossFit Champion Mat Fraser Eats Every Single Day

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Five-time CrossFit Games champion Mat Fraser may have hung up his Metcons a few years ago, but if you want nutrition advice you can do a lot worse than looking at what the champ, champ, champ, champ, champ was chowing down on during his extraordinary career.

Because becoming the GOATiest GOAT was never a given for Fraser. It took dedication, commitment and hours spent in the gym. The edge he found at the Games year after year was also down to his nutrition, and, more importantly, his fiancé, Sammy Moniz.

‘This past year has been a big jump in the right direction,’ said Fraser in an interview with GQ ahead of the 2018 CrossFit Games ‘Every meal is made and waiting for me. I'm not having to finish training and then spend 30 minutes putting a meal together anymore. I'm not taking those trips to the grocery store. Sammy, my fiancée, loves to cook—she spends a lot of time on it and is always doing it for me.’

So what exactly was fuelling Fraser? And what did Moniz make to ensure he could lift heavy, run long and bust through mental barriers many of us can’t even fathom?

‘Anything from steak and potatoes to enchiladas to tacos. There's not too much she doesn't do,’ said Fraser.

Adding to his universal appeal, Fraser seems to skirt the temptation to let nutrition rule his life. Although he’s clearly super human, his seemingly flexible approach to dieting almost makes his level of fitness seem attainable for the everyday bloke (it’s not). He's like the man next door, if you lived next door to Mount Olympus in the days of the Greek Gods.

‘I tried to take my diet to a more extreme place, but it wasn't for me. It was taking too much time and energy away from different parts of my life. Now, instead of obsessing, I just try to eat well: No junk food. No soda. It’s mostly meat, vegetables, and fruit. If I'm hungry, I eat. If I'm not hungry, I don't. There's not too much of a science behind it.’

Although not necessarily scientific, Fraser’s general guidelines of avoiding food that comes in a packet seems like a fairly easy rule book for eating real, healthy, nutritious food.

But rest assured, even the greatest of athletes have their cheat meal indulgences, and Fraser is not exception.

‘I keep a stack of Hershey's in the house—just plain milk chocolate—so that if I'm having a craving, I can go eat half of one.’ Amen to that, a diet we can happily abide by.

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