All You Need to Know About Grigor Dimitrov’s Diet

Published 12/18/2020, 3:30 PM EST
Grigor Dimitrov of Bulgaria reacts during his Men’s Singles semi-final match against Daniil Medvedev of Russia on day twelve of the 2019 US Open at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in the Queens borough of New York City. (Photo by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images)


To be a professional athlete, there are a lot of things that one has to do. One has to train to increase their strength, their agility, their flexibility, etc. However, they also have to adhere to a proper nutrition plan. That’s how they achieve their incredible level of fitness and a great example of that is Grigor Dimitrov.

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So many times, we have seen the Bulgarian show off his incredible six-pack abs and his diet has played a major role in that. What has he eaten to achieve this? Let’s find out.

LONDON, ENGLAND – NOVEMBER 17: Grigor Dimitrov of Bulgaria celebrates victory in his Singles match against Pablo Carreno Busta of Spain during day six of the Nitto ATP World Tour Finals at O2 Arena on November 17, 2017 in London, England. (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)

The Grigor Dimitrov Diet

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When fans think about the diets of athletes, they usually think of an extremely strict regimen. However, Dimitrov is doesn’t have such a nutrition plan. When asked about the exact details of this, he once said,

During tournaments and before the tournaments, 3–4 days, I’m always trying to eat a little more clean than usual. More basic food. Never mix foods. Gluten-free for sure, 3–4 days before. But nothing too extreme.”

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“I like fish. Twice a week, have meat. I actually like sugar — chocolate chip cookies, ice cream, basic chocolate. I love it, but I’m not dependent to the extent that I’m like: «Oh my god, I need to have it otherwise I’ll start shaking». During tournaments, I’m very disciplined.

PARIS, FRANCE – OCTOBER 5: Grigor Dimitrov of Bulgaria during day 9 of the 2020 French Open on Court Philippe Chatrier at Roland Garros stadium on October 5, 2020 in Paris, France. (Photo by John Berry/Getty Images)

AS you can see, Grigor Dimitrov is not very strict with regard to his diet when he is not playing a tournament. However, when he is playing, he knows that his nutrition has to be perfect. This is why the Bulgarian has been so successful throughout his career.

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So far, he has won 8 titles with one of them being the ATP Finals in 2017. He has reached the semi-finals at 3 of the 4 Majors and he has reached a career-high ranking of World No. 3. He is only 29 years old which is why he is probably going to achieve more in the future.

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