All You Need to Know About Eugenie Bouchard’s Diet

Published 01/19/2021, 6:48 AM EST
Eugenie Bouchard of Canada celebrates a point win against Alize Cornet of France during day three of the 2020 Women’s ASB Classic at ASB Tennis Centre on January 08, 2020 in Auckland, New Zealand. (Photo by Greg Bowker/Getty Images)


Athletes take a lot of care when it comes to their diet. Tennis players practice a lot on the court, and that makes them keep a disciplined diet plan. Former World No. 5 Eugenie Bouchard also follows a strong diet plan to keep a check on her protein and energy intake.

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Bouchard starts off her day with a protein-rich breakfast. For this, she relies on eggs and orange juice.

“On the rare occasion that I do cook, I make myself breakfast. Eggs are my go-to in the morning for some protein. Orange juice as well. You have to start your day off with that,” Bouchard said.

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Eugenie Bouchard of Canada celebrates a point. (Photo by Hannah Peters/Getty Images)

Further along the day, Bouchard relies on small meals. As she practices for four to five hours a day, she regularly needs protein and energy. Thus, in her gym bag, there are energy bars and energy gels. And most importantly, there are bananas too. She added, “I always have my energy bars and energy gels [on hand]. And bananas, definitely. All tennis players eat like five bananas a day.”

Eugenie Bouchard of Canada in action at French Open 2020. (Photo by Tim Clayton/Corbis via Getty Images)

Eugenie Bouchard’s training routine

For five and half days a week, Bouchard follows a strict training routine. Her training involves four hours of practice coupled with one or two hours of gym training. For all this, the right nutrients are necessary. With the training and diet done, a player needs significant rest to start afresh the next day. So Bouchard puts a lot of emphasis on her sleep as well.

She said, “Even sleep is part of my job because I need a certain number of hours of sleep to be able to train at the intensity that I do. I’m constantly working to keep my body in the best possible shape.”

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Eugenie Bouchard is ecstatic after her victory. (Photo by Chris Trotman/Getty Images for USTA)

With such intensity, staying positive is also very important. Genie said, “I always try to remind myself that things can happen when you least expect them to. You just have to keep working hard and suddenly things will click. That’s the experience that I’ve had in my career. I trust that if I’m doing the right things and I’m on the right path, even if times are tough, eventually I’ll reach my goal.”

Given her career graph, Bouchard’s mentality to stay positive must have come in handy and taken her through the harder times.

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Bhavishya Mittal

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Bhavishya Mittal is a tennis author for EssentiallySports, who is currently pursuing his Bachelor's degree in Journalism from Manipal University. A former sports editor for The Manipal Journal, Bhavishya has also worked for The New Indian Express. He has a keen eye for many sports but he is a particularly ardent follower of tennis, with a zest to create riveting articles on the ever-evolving sport.

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