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We have talked with 104 athletes who mention tea.

RhondaLee Quaresma
RhondaLee Quaresma (female, 51)
How I Keep On Training Despite My Health Issues
I would be a sugar junkie if I allowed it. But like an alcoholic recovered I must be aware not to fall back into bad habits. I fast once every six weeks now. It is good for me. I do drink a coffee and tea a few times a week.
Sara Pereira
Sara Pereira (female, 23)
How Fitness and Determination Helped Me to Accomplish Weight Loss
I have a cheat day every day, during these days I eat 1650 calories or so, and my favorite go-to’s are pizza, donuts, and bubble tea.
Christian Wilson
Christian Wilson (male, 34)
How I Went from Living in a Tent to the World Stage of Bodybuilding
I have one or a couple of cups of coffee in the morning and then tea and water for rest of day and night, with the occasional hot milo at night. But otherwise I try to limit caffeine intake as much as possible for sleep, health and weight reasons.
Rob Gallagher
Rob Gallagher (male, 43)
This is How I Keep Myself Disciplined and Consistent
With regards tea/coffee. I drink both but taking a week off caffeine every now and again is something I do.
Mariam Chubinidze
Mariam Chubinidze (female, 24)
How Fitness Holds Myself Accountable and Helps Me Feel Fulfilled
I just follow a simple intuitive eating healthy lifestyle! I try to not deprive myself so I can avoid binging and that’s helped me a lot. I drink my coffee and tea black because I’d rather have my sugar come from dessert.
Nick Stahl
Nick Stahl (male, 24)
This is How I Train and Eat to Maintain My Dream Physique
I suppress my cravings simply by drinking tea or coffee. I also picked up intermittent fasting over the last year, which I do anywhere from 12-18 hrs. most days.
Mariah Stock
Mariah Stock (female, 26)
How Fitness Taught Me Discipline, Confidence, Strength and Happiness
I have a very addictive personality and try to limit my coffee intake. I stopped drinking alcohol about eight years ago. I still go out, dance and have a good time though! I drink way too much tea… can’t have scones without tea.
Stephanie Dunlap
Stephanie Dunlap (female, 36)
How I Went from Couch Potato to Marathon Runner in Less Than a Year
In the way of coffee, tea, and alcohol, I drink one cup of coffee every morning, herbal caffeinated tea in the evenings sometimes, and alcohol on occasion with friends. I believe that life should be lived and enjoyed as opposed to living in restriction and starvation mode.
Anna Laurell Nash
Anna Laurell Nash (female, 40)
How I Train and Exercise After Retiring From 20 Years of Boxingjj
I drink a lot of coffee and tea. I used to drink energy drinks but I stopped that when I first got pregnant and never got back into it. I drink alcohol every now and then but not regularly.
CaliMarco PT
CaliMarco PT (male, 45)
My Body is My Gym. This is How I Eat, Teach, and Train Everywhere
I don’t drink tea and alcohol only occasionally during lunch/dinner with friends (red wine and rhum are my favourites). Coffee is one of the only two supplements that really works (the other one is the creatine monohydrate) so when I workout a lot I have coffee to boost my energy.
Shivani Mistry
Shivani Mistry (female, 26)
How I Left Biotechnology Behind to Follow My Dance Passion
After training, I make sure I hydrated myself well. I enjoy my green tea with some lemon and honey. For me stretching and a ballet class in itself does it for cardio.
Clemens Schattschneider
Clemens Schattschneider (male, 28)
I'm an Olympian Athlete. This Is How I Went from Pro Snowboarder to Personal Coach
I do love coffee once or twice a day and I love tea as well. I don’t drink alcohol very often.
Muneeta Aneja
Muneeta Aneja (female, 21)
How Training Helped Me to Reconstruct My Body and Manage My Depression
When I crave for chips, I go for homemade oven baked chips. So, that’s the art of switching. I have never touched alcohol in my life and neither do I smoke, I have two cups of tea, one cup of green coffee and one cup of a green tea per day. I use applications like, “Google fit” for health and activity tracking, and additionally, I go for “pacer” to count my daily steps.
Gelie Dela Pena
Gelie Dela Pena (female, 31)
How I Use Yoga to Cope with Anxiety and Stress
Coffee, tea or alcohol are all in strict moderation.
Bijou Matumona
Bijou Matumona (male, 33)
This is How I Do My Full-Body Workout to Stay Fit and Strong
I don’t drink coffee. Not my thing, prefer more tea, like green tea and I am straight edge, I don’t drink alcohol. I avoid junk food as much as possible.
Anielka Azarian
Anielka Azarian (female, 31)
How Yoga Made Me Realize Self Awareness and Self Love
I do drink coffee, tea, alcohol but all of it in moderation.
Christopher Keverian
Christopher Keverian (male, 25)
How I Got into Fitness and Hustled to Get a Big Supplement Sponsor
I love coffee and have it as a staple in my day. Green tea is also great and I like to have it with honey.
Alice Grandi
Alice Grandi (female, 33)
How I Combine Fitness with Blogging and a Busy Job in IT
I really like coffee and tea, but drink them no more than twice a day as a healthy habit.
Kristina Angeli
Kristina Angeli (female, 26)
How I Combine Powerlifting and Bodybuilding with a Busy Career
So right now I’m pretty structured. Oats for breakfast, a large coffee (I adore caffeine), meat and veggies around lunch sometimes with rice, arvo sweet like a protein shake or bar and a cup of chai tea and then meat and veg with some fats like avocado for dinner. Once a week I’ll eat out or get takeaway.
Karen Plum
Karen Plum (female, 47)
I'm a Sports Performance Coach & Figure Champion. Here's My Plan to Work with Motorsport Athletes
I drunk lots of black coffee – it’s what kept me going lol – I did not drink alcohol when prepping and throughout my bodybuilding career. Now, I will have the odd drink. Black coffee and green tea were staples of my Figure competing life – and I still enjoy them.
Dominique Robinson
Dominique Robinson (male, 38)
I'm a Five-Sport Professional Athlete. This is How I Work and Train
I am huge on fish oil, as well as a mineral blend pill. I also drink a huge cup of coffee in the mornings and green tea at night, every night.
Katie Sampayo
Katie Sampayo (female, 28)
How I Quit My 9-5 to Become a Thriving Fitness Nomad
After my first meal of the day around 1pm I usually have a tea or “dairy-free” drink around 4pm with a little snack, and then I eat my last meal around 8pm.
Wayne Bester
Wayne Bester (male, 32)
How I Work as a Dancer and Run the Biggest Dance Convention in South Africa
I like to start my day of with a cup of coffee before I do my cardio then I’ll have another one in the afternoon. I’m also a big green tea drinker so I like to have a cup after a meal.
Ofentse Boloko
Ofentse Boloko (male, 28)
How I Went from Pro Rugby Player to South African Muscle Model Champion
As for coffee/tea or alcohol, yes, I believe life is all about balance and self control.
Okurut George
Okurut George (male, 26)
I'm a Yoga Instructor. This is How I Introduce Yoga in the Slums of Uganda
I drink tea every day but with less sugar and at times without.
Caio Tamura
Caio Tamura (male, 33)
How I Became a Black Belt Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Professor in Australia
Social gatherings, I can handle being out on social occasions and not drink or just have water or tea.
Uracha Teerawanitsan
Uracha Teerawanitsan (female, 27)
How Crossfit Has Made Me the Fittest Woman in Thailand
I’m obsessed with coffee. I really love coffee. I’m ok with tea, lemon tea is my go-to. I don’t drink alcohol because I simply just don’t like it.
Jermaine Wright
Jermaine Wright (male, 32)
I'm a Competitive Skateboarder. This is How Fitness Helps Me Avoid Injuries
Yes, yes, yes I love drinking coffee, tea, and my girlfriend is french so we share a bottle of wine a couple of times a week.
Lailla Sena
Lailla Sena (female, 31)
How My Beach Town Childhood Lead Me to Working in Fitness
I drink lots of green tea.
Manu Arora
Manu Arora (male, 29)
How I Focus My Training in Order to Balance Fitness with Professional Life
I used to start my day with a shot of java but overtime I have realized apple is a better way to kick the day. The fuel draws in slowly, and stays for longer in the system avoiding a post workout crash. Chamomile Tea is a drink I love to the T.
Gabriela Cantos Realpe
Gabriela Cantos Realpe (female, 35)
I'm a Dance Coordinator, Coach and Model. This is How I Inspire People to Live a Healthier Life
I stopped drinking bubble drinks for a long time and that has helped me a lot. I drink more water, coconut water, juices or smoothies, tea and coffee. I know coffee is not that great for you but max 1 a day, is just something I can´t take out. I just love the smell and taste.
Paul Dermody
Paul Dermody (male, 30)
How I Train and Work as a Nomad Personal Trainer and Podcaster
I love coffee. I drink two cups daily, always before midday. I hate tea, which is funny because I’m Irish.
Eduard Checo
Eduard Checo (male, 31)
How I Started Barstarzz and Made Calisthenics My Career
I drink a lot of coffee and tea. I like to alternate about 2-3 cups of each a day. It helps me stay focused but also helps calm down your hunger I feel.
Rachel Rose
Rachel Rose (female, 24)
How a Binge Eating Disorder Got Me into Competitive Fitness and Modelling
I take CLAs, BCAAs (I like bodytech’s), magnesium, green tea capsules, and most importantly, LOTS of water and 8-9 hours of sleep each night.
Day Micheli
Day Micheli (female, 28)
I'm a Brazilian Pro Wrestler. This is How I Train to Improve My In-Ring Performance
Currently, my supplements are vitamin C supplement, a diuretic tea, Omega 3 and caffeine, besides a lot of water. Although my biotype doesn’t help, I’ve been focused to gain the weight I need.
Albert Albie Aldahawi
Albert Albie Aldahawi (male, 27)
How I Went from Refugee to Pro Wrestler and Fitness Model
I always eat well before an event and sometimes I bring my own snacks if I can. I enjoy drinking green tea, other than that no. If I really crave something, I will have a small bite to takeaway my cravings. I don’t like holding myself off as I don’t want to have that craving lasting over me for days.
Joanna Zwierzynska
Joanna Zwierzynska (female, 34)
I'm a Brazilian Zouk Dancer. This is How Fitness Made Me Stronger After a Hip Surgery
Sleep is also very important. I try to sleep for a minimum of eight hours. Drinking a lot of water should be a habit. I also drink a lot of ginger tea (I boil fresh ginger and add turmeric, lemon and honey).
Tertia Dippenaar
Tertia Dippenaar (female, 30)
This is How I Prevent Injuries While Performing Eight Shows a Week
I am not into supplements so my pre workout is sometimes strong coffee/green tea, and a piece of 70% dark chocolate, everything has to be sustainable for me.
Cru Blanchard
Cru Blanchard (male, 17)
I'm a Football Player, Powerlifter, and Shot Put Thrower. This is How I Train to Boost My Strength
I do not drink coffee or tea. I handle junk food and cravings by just keeping my goals in mind. Do I really want to jeopardize my goals for a 3 second snack?
Kerry Chuang
Kerry Chuang (female, 24)
I'm a Hairstylist, Makeup Artist and Model. This is How Fitness Makes My Life Better
As for coffee, I grew up drinking coffee since kindergarten, haha! I know it’s bad for you so I stopped drinking it too. I only drink tea now (I will occasionally drink coffee about once a month) and that usually has enough caffeine when i need it.
Haniyyah Tahirah
Haniyyah Tahirah (female, 30)
How I Became a Professional Dancer at an International Dance Theatre Company
Rest is how our bodies regenerate and heal therefore I like to get at least 7 hours of sleep per day on average and make sure I drink plenty of water throughout the day and first thing in the morning especially to start my day in addition to enjoying my green tea!
Kayla Kleinman
Kayla Kleinman (, 29)
How I Combine My Work in Fitness with Being a Wellness Blogger
I’m a big coffee drinker, specifically lattes. Gotta keep my energy up when I’m teaching 4 classes some days from 6AM to 8PM. I’ll drink tea from time to time, but I prefer lattes.
Ilez Badurgov
Ilez Badurgov (male, 31)
How I Got Into a World of Movies After Years of Tiring Training
If some social event I attend to serves food that I don’t like, I will try to find something that I can eat. Coffee not much, tea every morning, alcohol never.
Lorenza Veronica
Lorenza Veronica (female, 31)
How Fitness Helps Me Manage My Hashimoto's Hypothyroidism
Plus, I don’t drink coffee but chicory root, which has been a great discovery, or light teas with not a lot of caffeine. (I can’t handle caffeine, I have palpitations and bad sleep with even a cup of tea after 5 p.m.)
Andi Bañez
Andi Bañez (female, 30)
How I Moved from Dancing to Yoga and Became a Full-Time Yoga Teacher
I drink coffee almost everyday but I take it black. Tea also just the tea, no sugar or milk. Alcohol too. But I drink a LOT of water to make up for all of them.
Cody Stover
Cody Stover (male)
How Rocky Inspired Me to Get Fit and Become an Actor and Model
I do drink coffee and tea. I prefer green tea and I only drink on occasion.
Nacor Puig Nuñez
Nacor Puig Nuñez (male, 28)
I'm a Spartan Race Winner. This is How I Eat, Train and Maintain Mobility
I drink coffee everyday. I used to drink tea. I drink alcohol only a few times a year.
Meaghan Faragasso
Meaghan Faragasso (female, 39)
How Fitness Transformed Both My Body and My Life
I like brunch. I make good choices. I arrange what I call “treat” meals around my social calendar. I drink coffee, tea and occasionally, wine.
Fernanda Rosa
Fernanda Rosa (female, 41)
This is How I Became Stronger and More Fit After My Pregnancy
When I go to parties or events, I always eat something at home to avoid eating too much at the party. I drink a cup of coffee every day in my breakfast. I drink coffee, too, at work. I also drink green tea every day.
Yash Vardhan Swami
Yash Vardhan Swami (male, 25)
How I Lost 44 Kg and Became an Online Transformation Coach with over 2000 Clients
Night time regimen includes pre sleep chamomile tea (on some days) and ginger lemon tea here and there due to the health benefits!
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