Date of birth: July 19, 1971 (Age: 45 years)
Height: 6′ 7″ (201 cm)
Weight: 247 pounds (112 kg)
Shoe size: 15 (US)/ 48 (EU)
Hair colour: Dark brown
Eye Color: Hazel
Vitali Klitschko is one of the most famous Ukrainians in the world: a multiple times world champion in box, politician and just an attractive man.
Despite the current political situation in the country, Vitali, first of all, is a disciplined sportsman. One of the main roles in his professional success played the diet: in fact, most of his life Vitali followed a strict diet. Actually, even after the retirement from the boxing ring, he keeps on healthy lifestyle.
The major Vitali’s rule is “We are what we eat”, so it is important to eat the food that will bring some benefit. Everyone is different, so in matters of food you need to listen attentively to yourself.
Many people consider calories as just calories, but Klitschko junior looks at it differently.
The amount of calories in dishes such as, for instance, oat flour can be the same as in the cheese pizza, but they are very different in their nutritional properties are different in the amount of carbohydrates, saturated fat, cholesterol, etc. But scientists are unlikely to take into consideration that the oatmeal is different from the pizza. David Williams, chef of the Klitschko brothers, explained such difference in simple language.
Vitaliy adheres to the principle that we should load our body, otherwise it’ll load us. Besides, a major component of good form and health is diet.
Though, Vitali is now distant from professional sport, he still looks after his body shape and keeps an eye on his nutrition. His usual snack is cottage cheese with raisins.
He runs a lot, does swimming, does various exercises and of course doesn’t forget about rest. Only an active lifestyle and diet is his motto.
The former boxer explains that you can’t remove all the fat from the daily diet, even if you eat only steamed vegetables or a salad without seasoning. Furthermore, fats, as well as the calories, are different in their effect on the body. The chef insisted that the brothers removed the saturated fats from their nutrition – butter, cream, fatty meat, creamy salad seasoning, some tropical fruits containing natural oils (coconut and palm) and those with trans fats contained in bakery, bread, donuts and cookies.
As regards the optimal ratio of proteins, fats and carbohydrates, in the sport menu it is about 40-45% of carbohydrates, 20-25% of proteins and 30-35% of fats. It is also necessary to monitor the amount of salt consumption.
It is also necessary to reduce the consumption of sugar. Vitali just doesn’t drink sugar.
Finally, he’s not a big fan of alcohol. He thinks this is one of the most dangerous drugs in the world. It’s not a problem if you drink quite a bit. A glass of red wine may even be beneficial, but a large amount of alcohol can affect athletic performance and general health condition.