WANT TO LOOK GOOD AND BE LEAN LIKE A GREEN MACHINE?
Want to look like an Olympic athlete? Then you need to eat like one. And kind of work out like one. If you have the time. Every sport has different requirements and types of energy, meaning you need different kinds of fuel for each one. Some athletes eat protein and carbs, while others like to add fats into the mix to help keep them sharp. Whatever their intent and focus, it will also be yours if you want to look like them. Or fit into a sleek spandex space outfit!
OLYMPIC ATHLETES EAT LIKE THIS AND WEAR SLEEK OUTFITS ALL THE TIME BECAUSE THEY EAT LIKE THIS AND LOOK LIKE THAT
Figure skater Adam Rippon often eats a lunch of chicken and rice. While Biathlete Clare Egan likes to mix her carbs, protein and fat, which she says helps with mental alertness. Macronutrients are balanced by sports dietitians for every athlete. So, it really differs depending on your sleek body type and sport. Sprinters should have more protein and long-distance competitors need high levels of carbs, especially for recovery.
THEY EAT A LOT OF CALORIES AND NEED TO REFUEL CONSISTENTLY
Olympic Athletes eat about 3,000 to 4,000 calories a day according to dietician Megan Chacosky. Some athletes actually have a tough time consuming all those calories, especially when they are training. They burn a lot of calories and then need to be reminded to refuel their sleek bodies. That can be challenging, especially when in ‘flow’.
DIET RICH IN VEGGIES AND LEAN PROTEIN WITH NO REFINED SUGARS
What Olympic Athletes eat is lots of veggies, lean proteins and whole grains. If they have dietary concerns, like Celiac Disease, they will not eat wheat or gluten. Other athletes simply stay away from refined sugars, and ensure that their diets are rich in lean protein and lots of veggies.