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Serena Williams Reveals Her Exact Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner to Stay Fit

The Grand Slam champion sticks to plant-based essentials—and the occasional treat.

Serena Williams is one of the most decorated tennis players of all time, with 39 Grand Slam titles to her name. Williams' athletic achievements may be the result of a combination of natural talent, determination, and hard work, but there's yet another component that's been essential to making her the star she is today: a commitment to healthy eating.

Read on to discover the exact diet Williams adheres to stay fit and healthy both on and off the court. And for more on how your favorite stars stay in shape, check out Vanessa Hudgens Reveals Her Exact Butt and Abs Workout.

She often skips breakfast.

serena williams holding her daughter olympia and a trophy
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In a new interview with Women's Health, Williams reveals that she rarely has time for breakfast in the morning.

"I often don't make breakfast because I just forget or I'm running around getting Olympia ready," she tells the publication. "And then I go work out." And for more insight into how stars stay fit, check out Cindy Crawford Reveals Her Exact Workout for Flat Abs.

She sticks to vegetarian staples for lunch.

black bean burgers

While Williams hasn't officially declared herself a vegan or vegetarian, she relies on plant-based meals to fuel up midday.

"I had a bean burger the other day today…[Today] I had a gluten-free bean burrito," she says.

She turns to social media for dinner inspiration.

serena williams looking at her phone on the red carpet
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Williams relies on social media to find fun new recipes to prepare at dinnertime.

"I get inspired by what I see on Instagram," she says. While she keeps her diet diverse, she says she never eats beef or avocados.

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She relies on carbs when she trains.

adding pasta to cooking pot

To ensure she has ample energy for matches, Williams will fuel up with a high-carb meal, like pasta.

"The only time I eat pasta is when I'm playing/training. Usually, you'll never see me eating pasta otherwise," she says.

However, she doesn't exclusively carbo-load when she's training. "I usually like to have lots of greens before my match and then fruit actually, and a little carbs and some sort of a protein," Williams explains.

Related: The Wrong Amount of Carbs to Eat Every Day, Says Dietitian

She leaves some room for her vices.

moon pie in plastic wrapper
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Though Williams sticks to a healthy diet for the most part, she says there's one sweet treat she just can't get enough of.

"I love Moon Pies. If 'Moon Pie' sponsored me, I'd be bigger than any house on this planet!" she jokes.

For more on how celebs stay in shape, check out Hailey Bieber Shares Her Exact Butt Workout.

Sarah Crow
Sarah Crow is a senior editor at Eat This, Not That!, where she focuses on celebrity news and health coverage. Read more about Sarah