Despite no longer being a competitive athlete, Nadia Comăneci maintains the diet of an athlete and eats very healthily. She manages to do so while living smack in the middle of Oklahoma, where healthy options aren’t as readily available. Nadia likes to eat toast for breakfast with some cheese and turkey, she drinks one coffee a day, has a healthy wrap for lunch and will eat a light dinner like fish and a big salad. She rarely eats meat and hasn’t touched french fries in almost 25 years. And the result? A super fit mom at age 57!
It’s no wonder that she is able to maintain such a fit physique.
Many people want to know how Comăneci was able to become one of the best gymnasts ever. Well, like many other top athletes, Nadia is a very competitive person who always has the burning desire to win. She recalls being in a bicycle race when she was younger and all she wanted to do was win the competition.
Her mentality never changed, and this is what allowed her to be so successful in gymnasts. That, coupled with the right instruction, produced a winning gymnast.
She Will Forever Hold The Record
Nowadays, the current gymnastics scoring doesn’t allow for gymnasts to score a perfect 10, like Nadia was once able to. Comăneci says that this is a problem. Several changes have been made to scoring, and it is virtually impossible for a gymnast to get a perfect score.
So, it seems that Comăneci will always be remembered in the history books as the only gymnast to get a perfect 10.
HIIT To Keep Fit
Comănaci still works out a lot. She does physical exercise almost every single day. She even says that she does some gymnastics when there is nobody at the gym. She’s on the road a lot, but it’s still important for her to fit workouts in. It’s impressive that she’s able to maintain a workout routine despite her often hectic schedule.
She prefers to do quick, high-intensity workouts for no more than 30 minutes. Anybody can manage to fit this into their schedule.
Eat Like An Olympian
We all love a dish from our childhood, and Nadia unsurprisingly loves a Romanian dish called Salata de Vinete. It’s an eggplant dish made with onions, salt and pepper, olive oil, dill, and garlic. You roast the eggplant, take the meat out of its skin and stir the rest in the ingredients.
Sound similar to Baba Ganoush, minus the tahini. You can find the full recipe on the Food Network website and eat like an Olympic gold winner.