What does it look like to reach the absolute pinnacle of human fitness and health? The answer is Richard Froning—a CrossFit athlete who was the first person ever to win four consecutive “Fittest Man on Earth” first-place titles at the 2011 – 2014 CrossFit Games. A 2015 documentary available on Netflix takes it a step further, dubbing Froning“the fittest man in History.”
Just take one look at the perfectly sculpted body of the now-32 year old CrossFit athlete and try to deny that he deserves that title. Froning’s fitness has a lot to do with his daily workout routine. But positive health isn’t just about exercise, it’s also about what you put in your body. So what kind of food and supplements does Froning put into his body?
We’re going to give you a complete breakdown of Froning’s diet and supplements routine, so you can master your own fitness.
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Richard Froning Diet
While Froning’s diet varies from day to day, the most important thing is that he’s getting the right amount of protein, healthy fat, and healthy carbs throughout his day. That’s why we’ve listed the exact weight of each of these dietary components that Froning shoots for each day so you can mix it up.
How do you measure out these dietary components? Try using a nutrition scale. They’re cheap, easy to use, and can be ordered online.
So without further ado, here’s Richard Froning’s diet!
7:30am: 30g of protein / 10g of fat / 75g of carbs
- 3 eggs (150g)
- Egg whites (95g)
- 3.5 slices of whole grain bread (145g)
10:00am: 15g protein / 0g fat / 25g carbs
- Protein shake
6:30 pm: 30g protein / 10g target fat /50g target carbs
- Sirloin tip side steak (105g)
- 1 tbsp of peanut butter (15g)
- Raw Broccoli (60g)
- Red apple (255g)
- Raw sweet potato (90g)
Source: Men’s Health
Froning also admits that he treats himself to a bowl of either raisin bran or frosted mini wheats at nighttime for his “dessert.”
That’s a good sample of what a Froning diet would look like. Ultimately, the foods themselves matter less than making sure you’re getting the proper intake of protein, fat, and carbs—and making sure they’re good fat and carbs, like avocado and whole grain bread. It’s also important to eat clean, lean, and unprocessed foods.
That being said, Froning has said in the past that he doesn’t always practice what he preaches. In one interview with The Box Mag, Froning admitted that he eats a lot of peanut butter, drinks a ton of whole milk, and guzzles down protein shakes. He also said that at night he eats whatever he wants, but generally doesn’t eat much throughout the day. If you notice, there’s a big gap in Froning’s diet schedule where lunch would normally be.
If there’s anything to take away from Froning’s comments on his own diet, it’s that there’s no real “secret recipe” for the ultimate diet. As we’ve said before: just eat clean, lean, unprocessed foods, lots of leafy greens, fruits and vegetables.