A Day Of Eating With Gwen Jorgensen
Ever wonder what a triathlete eats in a day? Well, in this gallery you'll find a one-day food diary for Olympic triathlete Gwen Jorgensen and her fiancé Patrick Lemieux.
Every triathlete and person is different, and every day for me is different. Here is a day in the ‘food life’ of me from a random Tuesday a few weeks back. This does not include what I drink in a day (lots of water—maybe 3 liters, a sip of Patrick’s coffee, sparkling water, and usually a Silver Edition Red Bull if I have a bike ride). It also does not include treats. I have dark chocolate after every meal (yes, even breakfast). If you see something you like, I encourage you to make it tonight! Photo: Paul Phillips/Competitive Image
Breakfast: Oats With Eggs
I absolutely love this breakfast and never get sick of it! I would say I eat a variation of Oats with Eggs at least six days a week. It is also usually my race morning meal. My sister says "This looks disgusting!" However, I don't think you will be disappointed if you try it!
Lunch: Lamb Beef Curry
I usually come home from the pool and lunch is sitting on the table ready for me to eat (thank you, Patrick!). Lunch is almost always rice-based (Mexican casserole, chicken pesto rice, moussaka with rice, rice/veggies/meat and some sort of sauce). Curry is also a staple and one of my favorites.
Snack: Rice Cake Bar - Peanut butter, Greek Yogurt, Jam and Honey
The curry lunch (and a piece of chocolate) satisfies me; however, I usually need a snack before the afternoon workout. Today my snack was rice cakes with peanut butter, yogurt and raisins.
I did not eat this on this day, however this is a typical snack for me (see the next photo for more details). The photo was taken by Patrick, who came home and caught me snacking on the couch.
An up-close photo of a snack I sometimes have.
After my afternoon workout, I ate muesli for a protein-packed snack. Fellow Wollongong Wizard Charlotte McShane shared with me her tip for delicious muesli: Use orange juice instead of milk to hydrate the oats. It adds a sweetness without having to add sugar or other sweeteners. One of the things I love about the muesli I make is that every batch is different (and delicious!). I always have a batch in the fridge. It’s perfect when I come home after a session or as a snack before bed.
Dinner: Salad Without Lettuce
For dinner, we usually have some sort of potato dish–I love when we have mashed sweet potatoes; however, tonight we had a typical Patrick one-pot dish. When we make a salad, the ingredients always change, but feta, meat, potato and veggies are always used.
Tonight’s dinner was finished with a special treat Patrick brought home (two desserts from a local Mediterranean restaurant). Before bed I had a bit of muesli and a sip of Patrick’s beer.
And that concludes one day at the table with me. Hope you enjoyed!