Chiselled Champions League winner eats 'caveman diet' and has ditched five major foods

Posted Thursday, April 11, 2024 by

Atletico Madrid star Marcos Llorente has spilled the beans on his unique 'caveman' diet that sees the midfielder avoid foods such as pasta, bread, and cereal

Chiselled Champions League winner eats 'caveman diet' and has ditched five major foods
Marcos Llorente sports a ripping physique (Image: instagram/marcosllorente)

Marcos Llorente has revealed which major foods he avoids as part of his unique 'cavemen' diet.

The Spain international has spent five years with Atletico Madrid who he won the La Liga with back in 2021 and is one of several players to have played for both clubs in the Spanish capital, having enjoyed a four-year stint with Real Madrid.

The 29-year-old won his maiden Champions League title in 2018 after Madrid's 3-1 victory over Liverpool courtesy of a stunning double from Gareth Bale.

He's since come into his own when joining Diego Simeone's side in 2019, becoming one of the most versatile players in Europe and a key figure in the Atletico team.

Llorente is certainly aware of what he puts in his body as he opened up about his distinct diet that has no doubt contributed to his chiselled figure.

The Spaniard lives off the 'caveman diet' which consists of food that were routinely eaten in the Paleolithic era, also known as the Old Stone Age. Ultra-processed food products such as pasta, bread, and cereal are off the table for Llorente who instead consumes food products such as meat, fish, and vegetables, as well as "high-quality" cheeses.

Speaking on Cadena SER programme El Larguero, he said: "It would be eating what was eaten in the Paleolithic. You would have to eliminate all ultra-processed foods. Don't even look at them. And also cereals. Everything that is pasta, bread, wheat, rice... also dairy. Only high-quality cheeses."

Chiselled Champions League winner eats 'caveman diet' and has ditched five major foods
The Spaniard avoids foods such as bread, pasta, and cereal (Image: instagram/marcosllorente)

Llorente admitted his reasoning for the diet is down to being healthy rather than for the benefit of his footballing career. "I eat everything," he revealed. "Meat, like the steak that I love. Fish, eggs, vegetables. And carbohydrates like potatoes, sweet potatoes and cassava.

"With the Paleolithic diet, I will go 100 per cent. It is a lifestyle and a way of living. With that I will live and with that I will die. That's how it is. I do it for health, not because of football. I am clear that when I finish my career, I will continue to take care of myself just as much or more than now."

He'll now be hoping to spearhead Atletico to a first ever Champions League title as they take on Borussia Dortmund in the first leg of their quarter-final tie on Wednesday (April 10) evening.

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