Food is fuel! Getting to the Olympics requires more than intense training – it requires athletes to adhere to healthier diets. But that doesn’t mean cheat days are out.
Foil fencers for Team USA Read jaw other Gerek Meinhardt They are already dreaming about what they will eat once their Tokyo Olympics event is over.
“There will definitely be more than a cheat day after Tokyo,” Meinhardt, 30, said exclusively. Us weekly before flying to Japan to compete alongside Kiefer, 27. “It’s going to be like a whole week of eating burritos and basically everything I think about every day, but I try not to eat.”
Kiefer, who has been married to Meinhardt Since September 2019, he noted that the duo “try to eat a lot of lean protein,” including turkey, fish and tofu, during their training. Once the competition is over, the celebrations begin.
“In London and Rio, we were definitely at McDonald’s after our competition,” added the three-time Olympian.
Team USA climber Brooke raboutou He said U.S It does not count calories, but has an overall healthy approach to eating.
“For breakfast, I usually have avocado toast with egg or almond butter and banana toast,” he explained. “I love salads. I always have a filling salad in my day. “
The 20-year-old athlete noted that she does eat a cookie now and then if she feels a “craving” coming up.
Paralympic volleyball player Kaleo maclayFor his part, he revealed that he tries to “balance” with his diet, naming avocado toast, oatmeal and yogurt as his staples for breakfast.
For lunch, the 25-year-old athlete said she “loves” sandwiches and salads, and admitted that her nutritionist is not a huge fan of her n. 1 choice: Cobb salad from Chick-fil-A. “It’s so good after practice,” he said. U.S, adding that her husband usually makes dinner for her during his busy training schedule.
Softball star Osterman cat, who came out of retirement for the Tokyo Games, said his diet revolves around the types of workouts he plans to do during the day. Your breakfast selections include a homemade sweet potato shake or hash.
As Osterman, 38, tries to stay “semi-healthy,” he said U.S who “occasionally” indulges in Chick-fil-A chicken nuggets for lunch. “I have cheat days. I love food, ”he said.
Track and field athlete Rai benjaminFor his part, he said there are limits to what will be delivered during training.
To find out where he draws the line and see which Olympian “doesn’t follow a strict diet” at all, see the exclusive Us weekly video above.
The Olympics air on NBC every day from Friday, July 23 to Sunday, August 8. For more information on Team USA, visit TeamUSA.org.