Ronaldo is absolutely meticulous when it comes to keeping himself in top shape, with a habit of not using desserts and sweets and it has also been canceled at Manchester United since CR7 returned to the club.
The Portuguese star made an immediate move on his second visit to Old Trafford, not only scoring twice in a 4-1 win over Newcastle United but also routine.
United goalkeeper Lee Grant has revealed not a single Man United player goes out for dessert after dinner and it’s all due to Ronaldo’s influence. “I give you an example of his impact on the team,” he said. This is Friday night in the hotel and tomorrow is the competition. So you finish your dinner and you have some apples and milk and eggs or you have some macaroons and ice cream or something.
I tell you, not a single player touched the apples and custards, no one went up to get the macaroons. We were a bit silly when we saw Ronaldo’s plate of the healthiest you can imagine. And that made us understand that no one dares to touch the snacks that are displayed.”
The strict diet helps Ronaldo always be able to play at a high level.
When asked to detail what was on the 36-year-old’s plate, Grant revealed: “I’ll tell you one of his plates – Ronaldo has several. One of them is cereal, butter, and a few hard-boiled eggs. It helps this guy have an amazing body. Ronaldo is really in great shape and that is saying the same eating and training reminders as him.”
Ronaldo returned to Manchester United in a £19.8m deal last month, after deciding to leave Juventus. He was quick to make his mark in the Premier League again, with his first two goals against Newcastle at Old Trafford enthralling. At his age, he still plays at the highest level of the game thanks to a strict diet and exercise regimen.
In fact, Ronaldo usually eats sparingly but regularly – six meals a day, 3-4 hours apart – to meet the high nutritional needs of a top footballer and support his rapid metabolism. of athletes.
Ronaldo’s diet also gives him explosive muscle and very low-fat mass. He also has a personal nutritionist who has been following him since his Real Madrid days. He eats whole grains, fresh fruit, and lean protein found in fish like swordfish, sea bass, sea bream, and cod. They are always fresh and never frozen.
Ronaldo’s plate always has a lot of salad and for breakfast, he will eat cheese, ham, low-fat yogurt, toast with fruit, and avocado. He considers chicken to be one of those miracle foods: high in protein and low in fat.
Patrice Evra, his former Manchester United team-mate, said of Ronaldo: “I advise anyone to refuse if Cristiano invites you to his house, because he is a machine and he never stops training. I went there and was really tired after working out, but on the table there was salad and chicken breast, only water, no fatty food.”
Ronaldo and his son have their own dietitian on the menu for each daily meal.
Ronaldo is focused and attentive to every nuance of life off the pitch. In his diet, all carbonated drinks have been abolished and he avoids eating red meats, frozen foods. Ronaldo’s fastidiousness to nutrition is a far cry from the dietary habits of some of United’s past greats. Legendary former captain Roy Keane recently admitted that he once ate Doner Kebab just three hours before a game.
The former Ireland player revealed: “I played a game against Crystal Palace at home and three hours before the game I ate a Kebab. A Doner Kebab from the chiller. When you’re young, you’ll ignore it, but obviously you pay for it later. Let’s learn Ronaldo’s way to help you run well at the age of 36.”