“Sushi. Definitely sushi.” We’ve just asked Lina Magull what her favourite healthy meal is. Then she tells us what’s on the flipside: “Pizza.” What, no sweet treats? “I don’t do sweet things. I find that once I start I can’t stop, so that’s why I try not to go near them. Except for ice cream. I make an exception for that, even in winter.”
The 28-year-old knows all about finding the right balance, having completed an 18-month nutrition course a few years ago. “It was really important for me because I had a few problems with my nutrition when I was younger,” she says. “A lot of it comes down to watching my calorie intake while making sure I still had enough energy for matches. It can be game-changing and if you take on the responsibility for it, you can get to know your body better.”
Magull has taken her time with this process, trying different food and combination before settling on a suitable approach. “I’ve tried a lot of different diets such as the keto diet, which involves eating more protein and fat but fewer carbohydrates; I’ve also tried vegan and vegetarian diets,” she says. “Before that I was very wild and had never really thought about it. In the end I found that a mix of different things is what works best for me.