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Skinny Olympians eating 5 Eggs Daily

Sunday, September 13, 2015

Here is a good article on "How the Olympic Athletes Eat" online. There seems to be popular myth online that to be small you must eat no more than 1,500 calories per day. “There is no fitness that can counteract diet.” However, these athletes featured are NOT huge in weight, are in prime activity condition, and yet eat FIVE eggs a day for breakfast! In addition they log that they eat 6000 calories per day in their food journals. In many verified studies high activity is more advantageous in long term fitness. I eat about 2000 calories per day, how far off is this for a goal?

“Diet of Champions” BY SARA BONISTEEL

“U.S. Olympic swimmer Peter Vanderkaay and soccer goalie Nicole Barnhart share their dietary regimens ahead of the 2012 Olympic Games in London” http://www.epicurious.com/arch

“Going for the gold means more than just grueling hours of training; it requires eating like an Olympian. We spoke with two U.S. gold medalists from the 2008 games and current hopefuls for this summer's London Olympics—swimmer Peter Vanderkaay and soccer goalie Nicole Barnhart—about their dietary regimens when training and competing.”

Highlights include:

“Breakfast: 5-egg omelet with 2 ounces salsa; 2 cups yogurt with 1/2 cup blueberries and 1/2 cup granola; 16 ounces water”

“So, How Much Do They Really Eat? Vanderkaay, who won golds in the 2004 and 2008 men's 4x200 freestyle relay, relies on a carb-heavy diet to get him through hours of pool laps, running, and weight training. He estimates he ingests between 4,000 and 6,000 calories a day to keep up.”

"There's nothing better than a good pizza," he says. "It's not the worst thing in the world you can eat, but it's certainly not the best."
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  • TRACKING2017
    Thanks for the interesting blog and comment
    1306 days ago
    I use this calculator for a low carb/keto lifestyle. I don't lose at 2500 calories a day and low activity levels but I don't gain. And I DO lose as soon as I drop to 2000 or less.

    1312 days ago
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