- Oct 4, 2023
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Neeraj Chopra has been making waves in the sport of Javelin Throw and is going from strength to strength. The star Javelin thrower has been in hot demand for ads on various media platforms including CRED which was much loved and watched by Indians from all over. Neeraj Chopra has become a big sensation due to his recent exploits at the Olympics where he did well and clinched gold.
Neeraj Chopra has been bettering his technique, training, fitness regimes, and diet. He knows that they need to be followed to the T because even if one slip-up happens then it could all come crashing down to the ground and all the hard work would be reduced to dust. The effort would also not lead to any positive results.
Here we take a look at Neeraj Chopra’s diet and fitness regimen which are important for the javelin thrower to be in good shape and perform well in the sport without any setbacks.
Diet plays a huge role in the life of an athlete and Tokyo Olympics gold medalist Neeraj Chopra is no different. The Indian, as per a report, tries to keep his body fat at 10% which is ideal for a javelin thrower, but requires a strict diet and plan to consistently maintain the levels.
“I start my day with juice or coconut water. For breakfast, I have three-four egg whites, two pieces of bread, a bowl of Dalia, and fruits,” Neeraj Chopra says. He goes on to say that bread and omelette, especially, are his favourite, and he could have them on any day of the week.
At Lunch, he prefers curd and rice, along with pulses, grilled chicken and salad. In between training sessions and gym, he snacks on dry fruits, especially almonds and washes them down with some fresh juice. As for dinner, he has some soup, boiled vegetables, and fruits. “I try to eat fruits and vegetables as much as possible,” he stated.
Meanwhile, salmon fish has been a recent addition to his diet plan. “It’s supposed to be good for you. I’ve started eating it recently. If I have to eat non-vegetarian food, I’ll prefer having some grilled salmon,” he told ESPN.
As for rare cheat meals, he prefers Indian street food called golgappas, also called pani puri or puchka.
“I think there is no harm in eating golgappas. It’s mostly water and most of your stomach gets filled with water. The papri is quite big but the amount of flour is very little. It’s mostly water that’s going inside of you. There is some amount of spice but that’s another matter,” Neeraj Chopra says.