WHAT I EAT IN A DAY: Novak Djokovic


Hall of Fame
He has the same thought process and approach to nutrition and a holistic lifestyle as I have had the last 15 years. It’s not easy to maintain, as I have backslided at times. Listening to Djokovic only inspires me, and gives me added motivation.


Meh. As long as you have the calorie intake to sustain being a professional I don't think it matters too much where they come from.


Bionic Poster
He did say that, but more comprehensively he said:

Celery juice plus smoothies plus supplements ... give him mental clarity.

And, by the way, what are these supplements?

Caffeine can be taken as a supplement and it provides mental clarity.

He didn't say that. He mentioned mental clarity when talking about supplements


Fasting is obviously not in the mind of athletes, is it?

Just saying because recently there is a thread about fasting on this board as healthy eating habit.


It was also made a nutritionist especially for him. I’m sure if we all went to one with the same goals we’d get one as equally ridiculous as his.


But what about changing the molecular structure of water with our happy thoughts?

I completely understood his aversion to gluten when he claimed to find out he was a coeliac as well has his veganism as well for the most part, but some of the things he's been spouting these last few months have been rather outlandish to put it mildly.


Bionic Poster
His parents are wierd and his tennis training was isolating, so he admits above to psychologically-based physical symptoms.

He meets a guru, places faith in guru, guru tells him to do this and eat that, begins to feel better and suffer fewer symptoms.


New User
Agree completely with ND. 10yrs for me, no muscle mass lost, less injuries, faster recovery. My tennis still sucks, but surfing and all the other stuff better than ever. No supplements for me though, other than a bit of B12.


Celery Juice?

Celery juice health benefits

Remember that celery juice won’t contain the beneficial fiber that the raw, unjuiced vegetable has. However, celery juice is a great way to stay hydrated since it contains mostly water. Here are five of the ways that celery juice can benefit your health:

1. Lowers blood pressure
Studies have shown that celery seed extracts have anti-hypertensive properties. Celery contains a phytochemical that relaxes the tissues of the artery walls. This causes increased blood flow and may lower blood pressure.

2. Protects against chemotherapy effects
Active components of celery can alter the effect of certain drugs. An animal study from 2009 found that celery juice had protective effects when used with doxorubicin, a chemotherapy drug used to treat cancer. Consuming celery juice had a positive effect on doxorubicin treatment and reduced damage from free radicals. It protected against oxidative stress. Oxidative stress is caused by an imbalance of free radicals and antioxidants.

3. Prevents chronic diseases
Celery is one of the main food sources of flavonoids. Scientists are looking into the relationship between flavonoids and the prevention of chronic diseases. Further research is needed, but one study from 2014 found that a flavonoid isolated from celery had antioxidant activities that have a beneficial effect on health. The flavonoids were tested in vitro (using samples in a lab) and in mice. The antioxidant activity took place in the heart, liver, and kidney of the mice.

4. Minimizes oxidative stress
Another study found that flavonoid extract from celery minimized oxidative stress in rats. The oxidative stress was caused by an insecticide.

5. Has anti-inflammatory properties
Flavonoids found in celery have also been shown to have anti-inflammatory properties. A study from 2012 looked at the effect of juicing on flavonoids in particular. The results showed that juicing is an effective way to consume flavonoids.


Admirable commitment but so much pseudoscience and broscience that I would never take seriously. Same level as Tom Brady not eating tomatoes.


I have tried doing something like this for a day or two, I feel like broken, without energy but good for him that its working.


I have tried doing something like this for a day or two, I feel like broken, without energy but good for him that its working.
What's your body type / blood group?
His diet will not suit everybody.
Just as a meat, dairy and gluten diet doesn't.
Tomatoes were once the bad boys, if you were suffering from arthritis.
Some experts now say they are not so bad.
Dairy is a bigger culprit I think - but that's just me.