Food and Fitness Diary: Basketball Pro Skylar Diggins

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Pro basketball player Skylar Diggins, is fitness #goals defined. At 25 years old (and 5 feet 9 inches!), Diggins is a five-time USA basketball gold medalist, two-time WNBA All-Star starter, won the 2014 WNBA Most Improved Player, took out an ESPY in 2015, and—somehow—managed to sneak in enough time to study a bachelor’s degree in management-entrepreneurship from Notre Dame. And you thought you were busy.

She’s known for her energy and speed as the starting guard for the Dallas Wings, but off the court it’s her winning personality and good looks that have placed this woman on a trajectory to become one of the most popular athletes on the planet. She’s represented by Jay-Z‘s entertainment company, Roc Nation, and is one of Nike’s coolest young athlete ambassadors.

Basically, it’s this woman’s job to eat well and exercise hard, making her an unbeatable source of workout motivation and ideas. Ahead, Diggins shares a look inside her food and fitness diary; so if looking like a pro athlete is on your to-do list for 2016, take notes.

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I start an average day by:
Waking up and working out.

For breakfast I had:
Egg-white omelette with cheese and a protein shake.

For lunch I had:
Grilled chicken wrap with veggies, and rice.

For dinner I had:
Turkey burger and sweet potato fries.

Today I snacked on:
Trail mix.

skylar diggins food fitness diary


My favorite smoothie ingredients are:
Peanut butter and bananas!

My all-time favorite workout is:
The battle ropes.

The next big health and fitness trend will be:
I don’t believe in trends. I believe in enjoying your workout, whatever that is.

The health trend I just can’t get behind is:

Anything that isn’t done with proper form

My favorite healthy restaurant is:
Digg Inn.

My favorite healthy snack is:
Fruit and nuts.

My favorite Instagram accounts are:
Snoop because it’s funny, Rihanna for fashion, and The Rock for general awesomeness.

The three ingredients you’ll always find in my kitchen are:

Peanut/almond butter, eggs, and veggies.

skylar diggins food fitness diary


My signature healthy dish is:
Ground turkey and veggie wraps.

The health app I couldn’t live without is:
Nike training club.

The top three songs on my workout playlist right now are:
As a music lover, I actually cannot answer this question

The best part of my job is:
Being able to make a living from my passion.

My favorite activewear brand is:

The one thing people don’t know about me is:
My biggest quirk–quoting movie lines and song lyrics during live conversation.

skylar diggins food fitness diary