A McGregor’s diet is perhaps the most important aspect of keeping him in shape. Fighting is a way of life—not a way to live for just six weeks during a fight camp, or three months to get shredded for the summer.
McGregor certainly lives his life the right way. “I’m always eating good food,” he says. “Depending how far out I am from a fight, I might cut out a few things. You wouldn’t catch me eating too much in terms of take-out. I love water and coconut water, but I never drink energy drinks—ever! I just eat good, quality meat and keep hydrated.”
Fighter starts his day with a bottle of water. And then eats a banana or drink a cup of Americano. “I just try and eat clean. I don’t eat takeaways. I don’t eat none of that shit. I just try to eat clean.”
Based is diet good-quality meats, good-quality greens, good-quality carbohydrates like sweet potato and butternut squash, and that is it.
The Notorious diet plan:
- Beginning: Water, coffee or herbal tea after waking up. Stretch, jump rope or run for at least 30 minutes
- Breakfast: Have smoked salmon with 2 poached eggs or use 2 slices of whole grain toast complimented with mashed avocados. Add tomatoes and mushrooms as well
- Pre-lunch snack: Add some nuts to Greek yogurt and enjoy
- Lunch: Conor Likes Beef! use beef salad. Use as many vegetables as you can. Season it with olive oil and add dark chocolate if you like
- Pre-training: A glass of milk would suffice
- During training: HYDRATE!
- Post-training: Add whey or pea-protein in water or in a glass of milk. Have a fruit if you like
- Dinner: Baked Cod with lemon, herbs, and olives. The best side would be roasted veggies and wild or whole grain rice
- Late night treat: Rooibos, peppermint tea or just water
McGregor’s coach Kavanagh posted this photo and said: “That’s what a fridge looks like for a bunch of smart primates. Salmon, chicken, steak, fruit and veg. That’s it.”