What Diet Does US Olympic Legend Allyson Felix Follow to Stay Fit at 35?

Published 09/08/2021, 11:52 AM EDT
MANCHESTER, ENGLAND – MAY 15: Allyson Felix of USA celebrates her 200m race win Myriam Soumarie of France, Christine Ohuruogu of Great Britain and Joice Maduaka of Great Britain during the Powerade Great City Games on May 15, 2011 in Manchester, England. (Photo by Dean Mouhtaropoulos/Getty Images)


Allyson Felix became the most decorated sprinter in American history as she clinched her 11th medal in Tokyo Olympics 2020. Felix has been on track and field for quite a while, and when everyone thought she was going to retire, she again reached the Olympic podium.

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She competed in her first Olympic Games as a mother this year. Allyson had to go through a dangerous surgery during the birth of her child, but even after medical complications, Felix maintained her fitness.

Allyson Felix’s diet for the Tokyo Olympics 2020

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Diet is indeed an important part of an athlete’s life. Even Olympic legend Usain Bolt had mentioned the importance of yam as the secret to his incredible speed at the track. Another Olympic legend, Allyson, who just created history in Tokyo, opened up about her diet to stay fit.

Felix revealed all the greens she eats to stay healthy and fit. “I usually keep breakfast light: yogurt and granola. In transit to the gym, I’ll have an acai bowl or some type of smoothie. Lunch is a salad with protein and fruit. And then for dinner (that’s my biggest meal) I eat a lot of fish, brown rice or sweet potatoes and veggies. Asparagus is one of my favorites. And zucchini.” 

Jun 20, 2021; Eugene, OR, USA; Allyson Felix takes a victory lap after placing second in the women’s 400m during the US Olympic Team Trials at Hayward Field. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

Olympic legend Allyson Felix reveals her soul food

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Apart from incredible performances on the track, Felix also likes to bake and for her cooking is a way of expressing love. The Felix family loves the cinnamon rolls baked by the sprinting legend.

EUGENE, OREGON – JUNE 20: Allyson Felix celebrates with her daughter Camryn after finishing second in the Women’s 400 Meters Final on day three of the 2020 U.S. Olympic Track & Field Team Trials at Hayward Field on June 20, 2021 in Eugene, Oregon. (Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images)

Felix also talked about the soul food that reminds her of home and family. It is black-eyed peas, mac, and cheese, rice and gravy, catfish. And after a hectic day on the field, Allyson likes to treat herself with some wine, which helps us relax. After her win at the Tokyo Olympics 2020, Felix must have gone back home to bake some cinnamon rolls for her two and a half-year-old daughter and family to celebrate.

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Shreya Verma is an NBA and Tennis Author at EssentiallySports. A graduate of Political Science, Shreya comes from a strong sports background. A professional 10m air pistol shooter, Shreya is also a tennis enthusiast.

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