Over the last two weeks, we’ve joined in on the world’s fascination with the Olympics. How do they run so fast and jump so high? That, we cannot answer or probably ever accomplish but we can certainly take a look at their diets and begin eating like an Olympian. Check out what 5 olympic athletes eat in order to win gold, some of their choices might surprise you.
Usain Bolt is the only Olympian to win back-to-back Gold in the 100 and 200 meter sprint. What’s his secret? Chicken Nuggets. While he prefers McDonalds, here’s how to make a slightly healthier homemade version.
It’s said that Michael Phelps used to eat 12,000 calories a day to maintain his energy. He now claims to eat much healthier, but still enjoys a fried egg sandwich (or three) in the morning.
While her favorite food is Matzo Ball Soup, before every meet Gabby Douglas gets her energy from eating salmon and veggies.
At the Beijing Olympics, Ryan Lochte ate Cheeseburgers before every meet. He has since cleaned up his diet and switched to leaner meats but you better believe that the first thing he ate after he finished competing was a big, greasy hamburger.
After competing in four Olympics, Kerri Walsh stays energized by having small meals like Almond Butter and Honey Wraps throughout the day.