by Niklas Diemer and Mireilla Zirpins
Of course, as a top athlete, he had to eat healthily. But Philipp Lahm was considered one of the most disciplined during his time as captain of the national soccer team – and seems to still be years after the end of his professional career. How does he do it, especially now in his new career as an entrepreneur with two children? In his new book “Anyone can be healthy“* the ex-Bayern kicker reveals his tricks – and interestingly enough, they don’t start with counting calories, but in the head. And are not intended for the well-trained, but also for people who have never had anything to do with sports or healthy eating. RTL .de met Philipp Lahm in Munich and asked him about it, and of course he tells us a few recipes that are super healthy and still taste really good.
With the Lahm family, you can also have a snack – but in moderation
“Not with a raised index finger”, is how Philipp Lahm describes the concept of his new book “Healthy Can Anyone” at the press conference. “Health is fun, it shouldn’t be exhausting,” the ex-top kicker is convinced. That’s why Lahms doesn’t always have super-healthy things for the kids at home either: “Of course I’ll say no. I got to know that playing football and there are also rules at home. But that doesn’t mean that we don’t have ice cream every now and then or sweets. That’s part of well-being.”
Philipp Lahm and his wife Claudia like to stand at the stove together and cook for their two children, Julian (*2012) and Lenia (*2017), “simply because it’s fun to do and eat something together.” What can Philipp Lahm cook best? “I think I’m neat,” he says proudly in an interview. “Starting with a good, healthy breakfast and a nice lunch to dinner – I think I can do everything. A balanced diet is the be-all and end-all – preferably regional. Then it can be a good piece of meat a week. “
Reading Tip: Rare pictures – Philipp Lahm shows us his children
What Lahm’s book “Healthy Can Everyone” is about: fitness, food, mindset
With his book “Healthy Can Everyone” Philipp Lahm wants to motivate us to start small – with one or two small sports units a week. And if you don’t know what to do there, you’ll find a few small exercises that can also be done by people who don’t exercise well or people with illnesses such as diabetes. But Philipp Lahm is convinced that our state of fitness must be thought of holistically: “I see it as more of a triad of exercise – physical and mental – and relaxation.” That’s why there are a lot of very specific tips on how to overcome your weaker self and persevere – including a checklist.
Philipp Lahm put together the program for Bavarian spa facilities with a specialist team – his own experience from professional sport broken down to a simple level that suits us “normal people”. And of course that starts with healthy eating. This is important to the native of Munich, which is why he also invests in companies from the food industry such as Schneekoppe and is involved in summer camps where children are shown how to eat well.
And here are Philipp Lahm’s recipe tips:
Overnight porridge with bananas
Ingredients for two people:
- 80 g basic muesli (5 grain flakes)
- 2 tbsp ground flaxseed
- 120ml of water
- 120 ml plant milk + approx. 50 ml extra
- 2 THE Mandelmus
- 2 tbsp almonds
- 2 bananas
- Divide the basic muesli between 2 glasses or bowls. Mix in 1 tablespoon of ground flaxseed and cover with 60 ml of water and 60 ml of plant-based milk. Cover with cling film and place in the fridge overnight.
- The next morning, stir in 1 tablespoon of almond butter together with 25 ml of plant milk. Roughly chop the almonds and toast them briefly in a small non-stick pan. You can also do this step the night before.
- Serve the porridge with sliced bananas and chopped almonds.
Ingredients for two people:
- 80 g tender oat flakes
- 240ml water
- 250 g frozen raspberries
- 50 ml plant milk
- 250 g fresh berries, e.g. E.g. blueberries, raspberries, strawberries
- 50g whole almonds
- 2 tbsp linseed oil
- 1 tbsp bittersweet chocolate shavings
- Put the oats together with the water in a small saucepan, stir and bring to the boil. The heat…