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Pro Athletes Talk Diets, Healthy Eating And Hydration Habits

LAS VEGAS, NV - MAY 04:  Floyd Mayweather Jr. celebrates his unanimous decision victory against Robert Guerrero in their WBC
LAS VEGAS, NV - MAY 04: Floyd Mayweather Jr. celebrates his unanimous decision victory against Robert Guerrero in their WBC welterweight title bout at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on May 4, 2013 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

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:

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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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