Olympic Athletes Come With Olympic-Sized (but Healthy) Diets

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Allison Mankowski, registered dietitian; sports dietitian, Eastern Michigan University.

NBC Sports: “How Many Calories Michael Phelps Consumed as a Swimmer.”

Livestrong: “What Sport Burns the Most Calories Per Hour?”


Men’s Health: “Olympic Swimmer Ryan Murphy Swears by This Breakfast Every Day.”

CNBC: “How the World’s Fastest Man Usain Bolt Mentally Prepares for a Race.”

USA Gymnastics: “Weight Management, Nutrition and Energy Needs for Gymnastics.”

Harvard Health Publishing: “Calories Burned in 30 minutes for People of Three Different Weights.”


Journal of the International Society of Sports Nutrition: “The Risk of Low Energy Availability in Chinese Elite and Recreational Female Aesthetic Sports Athletes.”

Dominique Dawes, three-time Olympian and Olympic gold medalist; owner, Dominique Dawes Gymnastics & Ninja Academy.


Cosmopolitan: “What Olympic Gymnast Gabby Douglas Really Eats in a Day.”

Team USA.


British GQ: “The Real-Life Diet of Usain Bolt.”


Elle: “Here’s What Olympic Weightlifter Morghan King Really Eats in a Day.”

Meagan Nielsen, registered dietitian; team dietitian, USA Weightlifting.

Tim Swords, coach of Sarah Robles; owner, Team Houston weightlifting.

Source: https://www.webmd.com/fitness-exercise/news/20210721/oliympic-athletes-come-with-olympic-sized-but-healthy-diets?src=RSS_PUBLIC