Ronda Rousey may be one of the most intimating people in the US. It's not just that she was the first woman to win an Olympic medal in judo (bronze). Or that by the age of 28, she was named the most dominant mixed-martial arts fighter in the history of the sport. 

Nope, it's the fact that this woman is so confident in herself and her abilities that she doesn't even waste time counting calories. But that doesn't mean this infamous MMA fighter doesn't have a regimented diet plan. In fact, she follows the Dolce Diet, a popular clean eating regiment designed by MMA fighter Mike Dolce with athletes in mind. 


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Natalie Choy 

Rousey starts her day off with a major superfood: chia seeds. She eats two tablespoons of them in a bowl along with oats, almond butter, and raisins, adding cinnamon and agave nectar for flavor.

She also makes her own coffee, mixing raw coconut oil in it, as well as grass-fed butter—yes butter— and stevia with cinnamon sprinkled on top. 


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Kimberly Kao

Rousey takes a breakfast favorite and turns it into her post-training lunchtime meal. She scrambles two eggs along with red peppers, spinach, tomatoes, mushrooms, avocado, and turkey bacon. Then she eats the scramble on top of Ezekiel Bread with more of that grass-fed butter. 

#SpoonTip: Try this easy egg scramble recipe if you're living that dorm life and ballin' on a budget. 


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Erica Sloan

After a second round of training, Rousey has chili, courtesy of a recipe from her friend Marina. It's made with six ounces of ground turkey, green and red bell peppers, hemp seeds, beans, avocado, and both cayenne and chili pepper. 


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Justin Schuble

Dessert is a meal that's usually about indulgence, but Rousey still keeps it healthy. Her dessert includes a bowl of Greek yogurt, with another tablespoon of chia seeds and agave.

This diet is tailored to include a lot of whole foods that both maintain muscle mass and speed up the body's recovery process. It may not always incorporate the most delicious foods, but it's more about results for this MMA star.

"It’s not really so much for tastes as it is for, like, sustenance… I’m just happy to have a full stomach. It’s not a bad thing to feel full and feel satisfied – you’re supposed to," Rousey says. That's all fine and dandy, but she also publically passed up a free Frappuchino and I don't know if I can get behind a diet that doesn't include Starbucks.