Tatyana McFadden was born in Russia on April 21st, 1989 with spina bifida, a congenital disorder that paralyzed her from the waist down. She spent the first six years of her life in a Russian orphanage with virtually nothing, not even a wheelchair. In 1994 she was adopted by Deborah McFadden, the former Commissioner of Disabilities for the U.S. Department of Health and moved to US. Tatyana McFadden tried different sports to build her strength. She immediately fell in love with wheelchair racing. McFadden has won 10 Paralympic medals in multiple Summer Paralympic Games. On Sept 28th, 2016, she was honored by the United States Olympic Committee as Female Athlete of the Paralympic Games.
Tatyana McFadden breaks her breakfast into 2 parts. First part of her breakfast is early in the morning before her workout; she goes light on her stomach, just hydrate herself with water and eating yogurt to wake her body up, getting her mind into the workout.
After her grueling morning workout, she likes a hearty breakfast to recover her energy back. Her breakfast includes pancakes or crepes or waffles with strips of bacon, 2 hard-boiled eggs, smoothies or fresh fruits with more yogurts.