What I ate yesterday: Dancing On Ice judge Katarina Witt admits she has a weakness for cake
We study the eating habits of celebrities and assess their diet. This week, Olympic gold medallist figure skater and Dancing On Ice judge Katarina Witt reveals what she ate yesterday.
Curvy: Katarina Witt says she doesn't want to be a size zero
I slept in because I had a late night with Dancing On Ice. I ordered hotel room service — scrambled eggs with strong coffee.
It sets me up for the day. It can be hard for me to eat regularly when I’m travelling. If I was at home in Germany, I’d have fruit yoghurt and coffee because I’d know when I’d be having lunch.
My parents live in the same building as me back home and my dad is an amazing cook. I’ll often have lunch with them, usually schnitzel (fried meat in breadcrumbs), which is my favourite.
Sometimes I have to sneak by their door because I’d be tempted to eat there more often and that wouldn’t do my figure any favours!
However, as I was in London, I had a meeting and then went straight to a rehearsal for a charity awards gala that evening. After two hours in hair and make-up, I skipped lunch.
My real weakness is avoiding something sweet, such as German fruitcake, every time I have a coffee. Apart from coffee, I drink lots of water, but sometimes it’s not enough — I get headaches from being dehydrated.
It was well after 10pm at the awards when I headed straight to the buffet — I think I was the first one in line! I had grilled chicken with vegetables and chocolate cake for dessert.
When I was competing or doing shows, I’d eat more pasta and potatoes because I’d be expending more energy and the carbs were necessary to keep me going. I’m pretty curvy and I know I’m never going to be a size zero.
Not enough consumed: Katarina's daily diet of scrambled eggs, chicken and vegetables and chocolate cake was missing several vitamins and minerals
NUTRITIONIST ZOE HARCOMBE SAYS:
Katarina has a terrific body, but not such a terrific diet. Only four foods were eaten in the whole day. Eggs make a great start to the day and chicken and vegetables are healthy, but not enough was consumed. The chocolate cake was largely pointless nutritionally.
Several vitamins and minerals were missing, including the mood, energy and mind B vitamin group.
The temptation to eat sweet things is inevitable if we are under-nourished. Coffee will also affect the adrenal glands, cortisol (the stress hormone) and blood glucose levels and this will stimulate cravings for sugar.
Fortunately, this wasn’t a typical day, but Katarina needs to find a way of keeping up best practice while judging Dancing On Ice.