Monday, July 30, 2012

Foods an Olympian Athlete Eats

When you picture an Olympic athlete don't you think of a muscular body full of power and grace?  We do, too.  As a Portland catering company, we're obsessed with what people eat...and that's what spurned on a search for what Olympic athletes eat to fuel those bodies.

Here's what we found:

Ohan Blake, the Jamaican sprinter and 100-meter world champion, has been stealing the show on the track.  Where does he get his stamina?  16 bananas a day.  Wowza!  That's three-quarters the amount of calories an average person needs in a day - he eats in bananas. 


U.S. gymnast Aly Raisman is a first time Olympic Games contestant but she swears by chocolate milk.  That's right..chocolate.  She claims that it's been scientifically proven to be the best recovery drink that you can have after a workout.  I'll drink to that. :)

Ryan Lochte, a Michael Phelps teammate, is known to have a bit of an obsession with fast food. While competing at the Beijing Olympic Games in '08, Ryan apparently only ate McDonald's throughout his entire two-week stay.  He publicly announced backing off of the greasy goods but if he does choose to visit the world's largest Mickey D's parked just outside the Olympic Arenaslip, it shouldn't be too hard to keep the energy up — after all, it'll only take 21 and a half Big Macs to meet Phelps' minimum of 12,000 calories a day.

Even though Olympian athletes are determined powerhouses, it's nice to know that they're human too.

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