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Sunisa "Suni" Lee in Workout Gear Preps For "Winter Cup"

Here is everything you need to know about her diet.

Sunisa Lee is training for the Olympics – in her leotard. In a new social media post the gymnast shows off her impressive skills on the bar – and her beauty body – while executing some nearly impossible moves. "Podiumm 🤍🤍#wintercup," she captioned the Instagram video with her followers. How does the athlete, 21, keep her body fueled for competition? Here is everything you need to know about what she eats in a day.


Fueling Her Body with Healthy Food

Sunisa stresses the importance of eating the right food. "We are working out so much and then we're competing every week," she told Women's Health. "[So] it's important to keep my body fueled and strong and healthy because it's easier to get injured now that I'm just competing every single weekend."


Post Meet Cheat Meals


Sunisa eats healthy most of the time, especially before competing. However, afterward she allows herself to cheat. "I always have a pizza after every meet," she told Women's Health. She also has a go-to dessert. "I love ice cream. That's my go-to. Or like a milkshake," she says. "I don't really like chocolate, so I won't eat a chocolate cake or anything like that." Her favorite flavor is strawberry. "I like to think that it's healthier because it's strawberry, right?" 


Here Is What She Eats in a Day

Sunisa starts her day eggs and sausage or eggs and bacon for breakfast. It "usually ranges because I can't eat the same thing every single day," she says. Sometimes she will have a strawberry banana smoothie with vanilla protein powder. For lunch she pairs a protein with a salad or quinoa. "I pretty much eat anything," she adds. "I'm not a really picky eater." She also snacks throughout the day. "When I'm in practice, we have like a really big snack bar," she says. Pita chips and hummus, cheesesticks, banana chips, and almonds are one of her faves. Protein wafers and cheese with salami and crackers are another snack she enjoys. For dinner, she will have a steak with a side of greens.


Minimal Carbs, Fried Foods, and Sweets

Sunisa doesn't adhere to a super restrictive diet. However, she does try to stay away from carbs, fried foods, and sweets. Protein is also a priority as it helps aid muscle recovery.


Coffee or Matcha

Sunisa enjoys the perks of caffeine. "I get Starbucks in the morning and I always have to get my two drinks," Lee told POPSUGAR. One is usually either coffee or matcha, "Usually, I get a venti iced matcha latte with coconut milk and two pumps of vanilla," she says. "It's so good, I get it every single time." The other? "I always have to get my strawberry lemonade refresher." 

Leah Groth
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