Pro Athletes Talk Diets, Healthy Eating And Hydration Habits

06/04/2013 05:16 pm ET | Updated Jun 05, 2013
  • Jordan Schultz The Huffington Post Sports Columnist, The Schultz Report
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Floyd Mayweather Jr. has never lost a professional fight, holds eight world boxing titles and was just named by Forbes as the highest-paid athlete in the world.

But when The Huffington Post asked him about any special diet tips, he said, "I don't really have a diet because I walk around at my fight weight. I can basically eat anything."

Mayweather was one of the six world-class athletes HuffPost asked about their diet habits, and he wasn't alone in terms of not always sticking to a super healthy, highly disciplined nutrition plan. From a pro soccer player to a female UFC champ, check out these athletes' responses below, and then scroll down to see what two nutritionists had to say about diets for workouts:

Top Players Talk Healthy Eating

Dr. Susan Kleiner, the owner of High Performance Nutrition, LLC, in Washington state, told HuffPost that for athletes, "[a healthy diet] lays a foundation for maximizing your training and conditioning."

"The next huge thing is recovery nutrition," she said. "Hydrating before and making sure you continue to hydrate and/or fuel during training."

Sports nutritionist and published author Nancy Clark raved about the benefits of eating a nutritional breakfast to help fuel workouts, including high-protein foods like eggs, Greek yogurt and cottage cheese.

Email me at jordan.schultz@huffingtonpost.com or ask me questions about anything sports-related at @Schultz_Report.

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