Jorge Rivera: Eat smart, fight hard

By PR Cole MS, RD

Being a professional athlete and a father leaves Jorge Rivera with a tight schedule. Even though his days are packed with workouts and as much family time as he can manage, he makes the time to plan out a top notch diet during his training camp that fuels his workouts and promotes efficient recovery from tough sessions in the gym.

Jorge already had several solid nutrition habits when I first started
working with him before the Nate Quarry fight. We worked on building new sports nutrition tools, and I recently checked in for a peek at a day in his diet as he trains to take on Michael Bisping at UFC 127:

Breakfast
Whole grain Total cereal with skim milk along with a multivitamin and an omega-3 fish oil supplement.

Having breakfast every day is a must since it jump-starts your metabolism and helps your body prepare for intense workouts. A whole grain cereal like Total offers 5 g of protein and 4 g of fiber per serving. Having both fiber and protein in the morning can help keep you feeling fuller longer. Jorge chooses skim milk because he knows that 2% milk is too high in artery clogging saturated fat that can promote inflammation.

 

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