Q & A with Tomas Kudelka

Q: What is the biggest challenge around food & nutrition for you as an athlete?

 Tomáš Kudělka (Born March 10, 1987) is a Czech professional ice hockey defenceman

Tomáš Kudělka (Born March 10, 1987) is a Czech professional ice hockey defenceman

A: For me biggest challenge around food and nutrition is eating on the road. When season starts you travel a lot, eat in different hotels, different food or even sometimes you have to eat in the bus/plane. And also after every game you feel differently. But you have to be smart and find the right solution for your body to be in the best shape possible.

Q: What is one (or more) of your favorite go-to snacks to keep your energy levels up? 

A: I really like Greek yogurt with banana and raisins. Or just a cup of chia seeds.

Q: Did you find it difficult adjusting to American food/restaurants when living in the United States? 

A: Yes, on the start i found it really difficult. So many fast foods and junk food around. I guess its easier for American people eat like this. I found that Americans love fast food. You have to find right places, where to eat. But also its going to cost you way more money.

Q: If you could give a nutrition tip to another athlete what would it be?

A: Always stay well hydrated. Everybody eats fruits, but don't forget to eat a lot of vegetables as well.

Q: Do you have a favorite dinner that you like to make?

A: My favorite dinner to make is a salmon. You need... salmon, olive oil, 1/2 lemon, fresh dill and "Kudy's" secret spices.