Katinka Hosszú is noticing how her life priorities are changing. She is a bit tired of being a competitive athlete and wants to show the real Katinka. The real woman behind the Iron Lady image. Among other subjects, Hosszú gave an interview about her newly opened restaurant. Read below to find out more!
In addition to her journey to healthy eating and her new restaurant Koool, the three-time Olympic, nine-time world and 15-time European champion swimmer spoke to Forbes.hu. She talks about her movie, the Duna Arena affair, image change, laziness, retirement and having children.
Katinka Hosszú and her fiancé, Máté Layber-Gelencsér, officially opened their restaurant in the capital on Thursday, 9 June. The Koool superfood restaurant has several goals. It wants to show that healthy, nutritious, allergen-, gluten-, dairy- and sugar-free meals can be exciting, delicious and affordable, reports Roadster.hu.
Koool is a place where people with a variety of food allergies don’t have to think for a second about what to order, as all dishes are “free-from.” Most importantly, there is no difference in taste, so even a companion can feel at home.
Takeaway meals are also available to provide a whole week’s lunch menu for those who want to eat healthier as a lifestyle. Even if you don’t have time to visit the cosy Szent István körút bistro – which has a swimming pool-like interior – every day, you can order daily or pre-order within weeks and get a selection of dishes made from selected ingredients.
The restaurant’s chef is Kitti Móricz, who was originally asked by Katinka Hosszú to prepare her diet. The healthy menus they designed together inspired the opening of Koool. The restaurant aims to offer healthy meals with a variety of flavours, readily available. The service is not only for athletes but also for people with a busy lifestyle.
“Eating consciously and healthily is something of an occupational hazard for me. I have to watch what I eat during all my preparations for competitions. This is why I have gained a lot of experience in this area. I find that we underestimate the adage that “you are what you eat”.
“It’s not only in elite sports that a balanced diet matters because nutrition affects our immune system, our daily performance and even our mental state and psyche. That’s why I don’t compromise on taste or the quality of ingredients in my meals. This is the approach I would like to pass on and make available to everyone,” said Katinka Hosszú at a recent press event.
Source: forbes.hu, roadster.hu