Powerlifter Stefi Cohen broke three new world records earlier this year and brought them to a staggering 25. It was an accomplishment that shed £ 10 almost overnight to keep up in a lower weight range – a drastic process that she said she didn't recommend or support anyone outside of sports. However, if it's not in competition, Cohen's diet is pretty consistent – and it ensures that it contains favorites like beer and ice cream.
In a recent interview with BarBend, Cohen broke down her eating regime and explained that she is cutting at 130 pounds and is "pretty lean right now," eating 1
Macro-wise, Cohen eats 130 grams of protein, 180 grams of carbohydrates and 50 to 60 grams of fat. Some athletes eat more carbohydrates to give them more energy on the days they exercise, but Cohen maintains their intake throughout the week. And she tends to eat the same thing every day. This is what meals look like on an average day:
- Breakfast is high in fat and low in carbohydrates: eggs, chicken legs, bacon.
- Lunch: ground beef or steak, chicken breast, rice or sweet potatoes, vegetables.
- Snack: yoghurt, fruit.
- Dinner: beef or chicken, vegetables, sweet potatoes.
When it comes to vegetables, Cohen prefers low-fiber options like mushrooms and spinach because she finds fiber-filling (one of the reasons it's good for weight loss, but not if you eat a lot of calories during exercise). . She also likes probiotics like kimchi because they help the body break down and absorb food more efficiently.
Perhaps most surprisingly, Cohen enjoys a beer for dinner every night. "If you can fit it into your calories a day, you can," she says. "Of course, I would never advise anyone to add three or four drinks a day because I think that's not good for you, but yes, you can fit in a glass of wine or a can of beer a day."
It is Cohen She is also a sucker for junk food and often makes room for sweet treats in her daily calorie intake. She notes that a well-timed sugar boost can be helpful in her workout. "Sometimes I order a McFlurry, sometimes I order an ice cream cone, or I have some oreo with milk … sometimes it gets wild," she says. "It can help your performance if you eat it at the right time, you know, you can drink a can of regular cola half an hour before your workout and bring 40 grams of sugar straight into the zone, ready to go."  Philip Ellis