Meals is gas! Making it to the Olympics takes extra than simply intense coaching — it requires athletes to stick to more healthy diets. However that doesn’t imply cheat days are off the desk.
Group USA’s foil fencers Lee Kiefer and Gerek Meinhardt are already dreaming of what they’ll eat as soon as their Tokyo Olympics occasion is over.
“There’s positively going to be a couple of cheat day after Tokyo,” Meinhardt, 30, solely informed Us Weekly earlier than flying to Japan to compete alongside Kiefer, 27. “It’s going to be, like, an entire week of getting burritos and principally every thing that I take into consideration on daily basis however strive to not eat.”
Kiefer, who has been married to Meinhardt since September 2019, famous that the duo “attempt to eat numerous lean protein,” together with turkey, fish and tofu, throughout their coaching. As soon as the competitors is over, the celebrations start.
“In London and Rio, we had been positively on the McDonald’s after our competitors,” the three-time Olympian added.
Group USA climber Brooke Raboutou informed Us she doesn’t rely energy, however she does have an general wholesome strategy to consuming.
“For breakfast, I often I’ve avocado toast with an egg or almond butter toast and banana,” she defined. “I really like salads. I all the time have some hearty salad in my day.”
The 20-year-old athlete famous that she does have a cookie from time to time if she feels a “craving” approaching.
Paralympian volleyball participant Kaleo Maclay, for her half, revealed she is all about “stability” along with her food regimen, naming avocado toast, oatmeal and yogurt as her go-to breakfast staples.
For lunch, the 25-year-old athlete mentioned she “loves” sandwiches and salads, admitting her nutritionist isn’t a giant fan of her No. 1 choose: Chick-fil-A’s cobb salad. “It’s simply so good after observe,” she informed Us, including that her husband often makes dinner for her throughout her busy coaching schedule.
Softball star Cat Osterman, who got here out of retirement for the Tokyo Video games, mentioned that her food regimen revolves across the sorts of exercises she plans to do in the course of the day. Her breakfast picks embody a smoothie or home made candy potato hash.
Whereas Osterman, 38, tries to remain “semi wholesome,” she informed Us that she does “often” indulge with hen nuggets from Chick-fil-A for lunch. “I do have cheat days. I really like meals,” she mentioned.
Observe and discipline athlete Rai Benjamin, for his half, mentioned there are limits to what he’ll take pleasure in throughout coaching.
To seek out out the place he attracts the road — and to see which Olympian “doesn’t comply with a strict food regimen” in any respect — watch the unique Us Weekly video above.
The Olympics air on NBC every day from Friday, July 23, to Sunday, August 8. To be taught extra about Group USA, go to TeamUSA.org.
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