The Royal Marine's training program transforms candidates into fit athletes. With such an intense exercise routine, Royal Marines focus on maintaining healthy diets to meet the rigorous demands of their training.
Types of Food
The diet focuses on balanced meals. Five servings of produce are recommended each day. Grain products, such as breads and cereals, should make up half of each meal. The diet incorporates lean meats, eggs and nuts for their protein content and low-fat dairy products for their calcium content. Small amounts of fats are permissible, but fats and sugar are restricted.
The timing of meals is an essential part of Royal Marines training. Participants consume a healthy breakfast first thing in the morning. Snacks should be consumed half an hour before exercising and no later than half an hour after.
Royal Marines typically consume a high number of calories as a result of the intensity of their workouts. The recruits at the Lympstone training camp, for instance, consume about 4,000 calories per day.