How bone broth, chickpea blondies and jelly beans have got Troy Deeney into the ‘best shape’ of his life – The Athletic

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What keeps Troy Deeney out of the chippy?

It sounds like the set-up for a joke but the answer is far more complex than you might think. It involves discipline, detail and education, and is a journey that takes you via Mo Farah and Cristiano Ronaldo, sweat, hormone and blood tests, to hydro-gels from Sweden, jelly beans and bone broth.

Welcome to the world of Deeney’s diet, or rather, his nutritional plan…

Dr Scott Robinson tells The Athletic: “With the katsu curry, Troy said to me, ‘It’s better than a chippy.’ If ever he’s tempted to go to the chippy, he’ll just ask for the katsu curry again because it’s better than the chippy version.”

The pair have have built up a close relationship, which has been very important to Deeney. Robinson became Watford’s lead nutritionist for the 2017-18 season and now, having left after 12 months, runs his own private practice — a human performance lab, as he calls…

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