Mo Salah (born 15 June 1992) is an Egyptian professional footballer who plays as a forward for Premier League club Liverpool and captains the Egypt national team.
Speaking about his diet, the Egyptian told CNN, “Nutrition is so important, it’s part of the game.
“It has helped with my recovery, allowed me to sleep better and helped my body adapt quickly.
“My nutritionist says that because I don’t have any fat on my body, I can eat what I want. I also don’t drink so it’s fine.”
When it comes to lunch, Salah tends to load up on more calories. He enjoys lentils, vegetables, bread, chicken, and will finish with a bowl of yogurt.
His favourite dish is an Egyptian speciality called kushari, which is made from rice, macaroni and lentils and topped with spiced tomatoes, chickpeas and onions.
It is a dish he orders specially whenever he heads back to his home country.
“When I go back to Egypt, I call my friend from the airport to buy kushari for us to eat in the car. I pull my hoodie over my head, jump into the car and then I’m eating it straight away,” he said.
Having filled up on carbs, dinner is lighter, with Salah eating soup, salad and vegetables, along with a glass of fresh fruit juice.
If he’s not training with the Reds, he’s doing additional sessions of weight training, bodyweight work, plyometrics, yoga, swimming and stretching exercises.
“Then I come for recovery for almost two hours. Therapy for any injuries or specific massage so you mitigate any suffering of your body.
“After that, I go to the gym here at the club which is optional for players. After training, I do stretching and recovery again.
“Finally, I go to the pool at the club or with Makka [his daughter] at home. I finish all these activities around 7 or 8pm.”
During Ramadan, Salah made sure he didn’t miss a single minute to sculpt his abs.
He was up at 3am after fasting during daylight hours to hit the weights in his home gym.