FOOD & DRINK; DAILY BREAD; JAMES OYEBOLA

WHAT THE HEAVYWEIGHTBOXER ATE ONE DAY LAST WEEK
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WHENEVER I'm in training with an important fight coming up, I have to keep my weight up. I'm 6ft 9in tall and, as a heavyweight, I have to weigh in at 17st 7lb. The problem is you've got to stay fit while eating loads to keep up your strength. When I woke up this morning I ate six raw egg whites with full-fat milk. Then I had five Weetabix and a cup of tea, all to start me off before going training at the gym for two hours.

When I got back, I had lunch: four rounds of cheese and tomato sandwiches on brown bread, a cup of tea and a yoghurt drink. I'm allowed to eat chocolate and sweet stuff but I don't really like them. Later in the afternoon I had a drink with egg whites and bananas.

For dinner I ate a fried steak, lots of boiled potatoes, carrots and greens. I have to eat lots of vegetables and take vitamins, too. It might sound strange, but the fitter you are, the easier it is to get ill. To keep the colds away, I drink a cup of tea with raw garlic cloves. I suppose the only thing I really love that isn't too good for me is spicy food.

About 11, before going to bed I had a big plate of pasta. I always have a meal at this time, usually rice or pasta, because it's where I'll get my energy from to train in the morning. People think that eating four or five times a day is a lot, but I suppose I'm used to it.

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