I only like roasted almonds myself.
I still find Sasha's old diet really questionable - it can't possibly be more than 1,200 calories a day, how is that enough for an athlete in training? I'd be hungry all the time if I was eating almost nothing but veggies and lean protein, not to mention it's boring and doesn't seem like something you'd get much energy from. Also, shouldn't a healthy diet include some whole grains? And additional sources of calcium?
Sasha does look good these days, I must say - better than she did in her competitive days. I'm happy for her.
Whole grains aren't that necessary for a balanced diet, especially since she is supplementing processed carbs with fruit. Calcium can be fortified in other areas, or she could take supplements.
I think it's a really disciplined approach, but again, I don't think it's out of the ordinary.
Was this the diet she had at the 2008 Nationals? Girl was defined, 14-16% body fat? She looked very good. Wonder what happened to her though, she messed up her signature spiral and looked resigned/unsurprised by it.
For whatever reason, she doesn't follow the same diet any more. She looks more ~20% in the yoga video.
Sasha... very pretty girl.
I saw grown male skaters going by having nutrition bars for lunch. And in controlled environments, not trying to starve themselves or crush dieting, but closely advised by those who were the professionals there.
Cohen was definitely never crushed or abused by coaches, family or clubs. She did what she liked. She embraced the spotlight and loved it. Exercizing makes people both happy and healthy. I'm having a hard time picturing her depressed by the diet. I'm also thinking that if her diet was getting her depressed, she would have talked about it in a different tune, maybe even hinting.
Last edited by loulou; 09-22-2012 at 01:16 PM. Reason: typos
Because I like numbers so much (rounding up):
Three egg white omelette = 100 calories
Apple = 100 calories
4 almonds = 50 calories
Grilled chicken breast (boneless, skinless) = 300 calories
Salad greens w/balsamic vinegar = 50 calories
Grapefruit = 50 calories
Grilled salmon (150g, half fillet) = 300 calories
Total before misc. veggies = 950 calories
Unless she was filling up on buttered corn on the cob all day, I bet she was eating closer to 1200 calories.
It is nice to learn what actually worked for her. Seems like we only hear about Johnny's coffee fasts, the unnamed SOI skater that ate just an apple a day, or Roz's yo-yo dieting. This sets a much better example for young skaters.
Very enjoyable interview. Sasha appears to be very happy in her life. Good for her.