“For me, a balanced diet has always been fundamental. During my entire career as an athlete, I refused to take any nutritional supplements, because I’m firmly convinced that a healthy, balanced diet provides me with all the nutrients I need. Sourcing my foods locally has become increasingly important to me, as well. I remember how when I was little, my mom spent summers preparing and preserving seasonal fruits and vegetables for the winter. It’s just as natural for me now to cook my own meals from scratch and source many of the foods I use from my own garden or the farmer’s market!”
Make sure you get enough sleep! That’s crucial! Sleeping between 8 and 10 hours a night enables optimum performance during training and exercising.
Mozzarella cheese. I love a yummy Caprese dish of Mozzarella and fresh, sliced tomatoes in summer, but also Mozzarella cubes on pasta, or Mozzarella as a main dish alongside a generous serving of grilled vegetables.
Crispiness at first, just like the ascent up a mountain … followed by sweetness, just like the moment you reach the summit.