What Does Olympic Champion, Simone Biles Eat in a Day?

Published 07/12/2021, 8:22 AM EDT
Simone Biles smiles at a teammate during the final day of women’s competition in the U.S. Olympic Team Trials for gymnastics in St. Louis, Missouri, U.S., June 27, 2021. Picture taken June 27, 2021. REUTERS/Lindsey Wasson


Simone Biles is one of the greatest gymnasts of all time. As she heads off to Tokyo Olympics 2021 to defend her four gold medals, she follows a simple yet effective diet plan that helps her stay competitive.

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Simone Biles practices uneven bars during the U.S. Women’s Olympic Gymnastics trials in St Louis, Missouri, U.S. June 25, 2021. REUTERS/Lindsey?Wasson?

The modern sports stars take a close look at their diet. They have experts around them tracking their nutrients and carbohydrate inputs. However, Biles does not do that and instead follows a simple diet regime that she feels is correct. “I eat what I feel good with and try not to overeat or stuff myself because I’m always at the gym,” Biles said.

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How does Simone Biles start her day?

Biles practices over six hours a day. As she wakes up around 7 am she gets ready for her first meal of the day. She eats oatmeal and fruits and later hops on to go to practice. Moreover, Biles has no caffeine input either. This is her breakfast during the weekdays, however, during the weekend, she is more relaxed and she has protein waffles with chocolate chips, eggs, and cinnamon rolls for breakfast. During her workouts, Biles also drinks a lot of water and proteins shake.

Simone Biles, Sunisa Lee, Jordan Chiles and Grace McCallum wave after being named the Olympic team. REUTERS/Lindsey Wasson REFILE – CORRECTING SPELLING OF SUNISA LEE

For her lunch, Biles will have anything ranging from pizza to pasta. She sometimes cooks chicken and salmon as well with some veggies. And then she takes a brief rest and hops on to her next set of training routines. In between the training, she doesn’t snack but does keep a few fruits with her just in case.

“I don’t really snack too too much because I’m always at the gym, but if I do, I try to snack on some fruit,” she said.

Biles’ last meal of the day

Moving over to dinner again, Biles eats whatever she feels lke. If she has a craving for junk food, she will eat pizza, etc, or at times chicken as well. Moreover, she doesn’t prefer dessert each day but once in a while she has ice cream and she evens bakes cookies.

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“I do bake chocolate chip cookies myself and whenever I do I usually make s’mores cookies,” she says.

With all her practice and dinner done, Biles will go to sleep before 10.30 pm. Then the same routine will be followed again. How many medals will Biles win in Tokyo Olympics 2021?

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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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