CrossFit Diet: A Day in the Life of 3 CrossFit Athletes Nutrition

Ever wonder what fuels a CrossFit athlete? What drives them to their success? We know a big portion of it comes from discipline and hard work. But we also know that a lot can come from their diet and training. So we decided to ask some of the top CrossFit athletes on how they manage their CrossFit diet and what CrossFit supplements they use to support their training.


Samantha Briggs

Samantha Briggs is a veteran of the CrossFit sport and former 2013 Fittest Woman on Earth. She's qualified for the Games five additional times: 2010, 2011, 2015, 2016, and 2017. She's finished five of her six Games appearances in the top 10, four being in the top 5. She's won the Open twice and continues to train and as she says, "keep everyone honest." So what fuels this "Engine?" We wanted to know. So we took the time to look into the day of the life of Samantha Briggs’ CrossFit diet, training schedule, and favorite CrossFit Supplements.

Samantha's CrossFit Diet:

Breakfast

  • 1 Greens Drink
  • 2 Eggs
  • 60g Oats
  • 1 Banana
  • 2 tsp. Peanut Butter
  • Peppermint & Nettle Tea

Mid-Morning Snack

Lunch #1:

  • Cod
  • Couscous
  • Spinach
  • Green Beans

Lunch #2:

  • Chicken
  • Sweet Potato
  • Bell Peppers

Afternoon Snack:

Dinner:

  • Salmon
  • Quinoa
  • Green Beans
  • Broccoli

Bedtime Snack:

Favorite Meal or Treats:

  • Pizza
  • Chocolate chip cookies

Favorite CrossFit Supplements:

Samantha's Training Schedule:

Wake up time: 7:30-8am
AM Workout #1 - 90 minutes
AM Workout #2 - 90 minutes
PM Workout #1 - 90 minutes
PM Workout #2 - 90 minutes (only during peak season)
Bedtime: 9-10pm

Jason Khalipa

Jason Khalipa is a husband, father, entrepreneur, and 8x CrossFit Games competitor. As an athlete, he has learned that the work doesn't stop when you exit the arena, but instead it's a lifestyle. In season and out of season, over the last 10 years, Jason's CrossFit diet and training have always looked the same. The concept he's always lived by is, "If my body is performing well while training, why switch it up for competition." We wanted to know how he keeps his CrossFit Diet and training in check after all these years.

Jason's CrossFit Diet:

Breakfast:

  • 2 eggs and vegetables

or

Lunch:

  • Salad w/ animal protein.

Post- Workout:

Afternoon Snack:

  • PROGENEX The Bar

Dinner:

  • Fish w/ spaghetti squash

or

  • Cauliflower rice w/ meatballs

Favorite Meal or Treats:

  • Nachos!

Favorite CrossFit Supplements:

Jason's Training Schedule:

Wake up: before 6am
AM Workout - 30 minutes of cardio
PM Workout - Group class
Bedtime: 10pm

 

Molly Vollmer

Molly Vollmer is a soon-to-be mother, nutrition coach, 5x CrossFit Regionals competitor (3 times as an individual, twice as a team), and 2x CrossFit Games Team competitor. Through her journey as a CrossFit Athlete and becoming a nutrition coach, we wanted to know what helped her reach her goals.

Molly's CrossFit Diet:

During competition season, Molly follows a macro diet of 2,500 calories - 180g protein, 300-315g carbs, and 75g fat. In the off-season, her caloric intake goes down to 2,200 calories but reduced her carbs to 250g.

Breakfast:

  • Coffee with 1 Tbsp of heavy cream.
  • 1/2 cup of oatmeal w/ 1/2 cup of blueberries, 1/2 cup of banana, 1 Tbsp almond butter, and 9 Tbsp of egg whites. 
  • 3 PROGENEX Omega+

AM Pre Workout:

AM Post Workout:

Lunch #1:

  • 1 cup of white rice
  • 4oz chicken breast
  • 1 cup green beans
  • 2oz avocado

PM Snack:

  • 1 BIG iced coffee

PM Post Workout:

Lunch #2:

  • 225g sweet potato
  • 4oz chicken thigh
  • 1 cup arugula
  • 1 Tbsp dressing

Dinner: (Made by her husband)

  • 6oz ground beef burger topped w/ 1 cup mixed greens, 100g mushrooms, and 50g onion.
  • 250-300g homemade sweet potato fries

Bedtime snack:

  • One rice rack w/ almond butter and 50g banana

Training Schedule:

Wake up @ 7:30 am (depending on her coaching schedule)
AM Workout @ 10 am
PM Workout @ 1:30 pm
Bedtime @ 9 pm

Favorite meals or treats:

  • Mexican food! Occasionally she'll treat herself to a burrito, but prefers getting a burrito bowl and consuming it with chips and a large margarita on the side.
  • Any type of thin, gluten-free crust pizza.
  • Plantain chips at the Sol Food, a Puerto Rican restaurant in Marin CA.

 Favorite CrossFit Supplements:

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