Olympic athletes maintain their diets with the same intensity as they do their training. Read to find out more about four Olympic athletes representing the U.S. in the Olympics, and get to know what they are eating to make them fit.
Carli Lloyd is a twenty-nine year old soccer player, who is very talented indeed. At the 2008 games in Beijing, she was the one who scored the winning goal against the team Japan to get the victory of 1-0. She has an amazing diet that keeps her fit. Her normal routine diet consists of an omelet or scrambled eggs, fruit shakes, chicken salad, fish and red meat at times. Edamame is her favorite snack.
Ashton Eaton is twenty-four year old decathlete who made his debut in the 2012 London Olympics. He is a 6’1” and weighs 185 pounds. He also manages a perfect diet that makes him fit for the 2012 Olympics to come. The typical breakfast of Ashton Eaton, consist of a double egg portion, toast, turkey bacon and Greek yogurt. His noon meal consists of a banana, granola bar, and protein shake. He loves eating tuna melts for lunch, on wheat bread. He at times takes his midday meal with a soup. For dinner, he usually rotates between chicken, fish or some sort of red meat.
Jonathan is a 27-year-old Olympic gymnast who is also among those athletes who take extreme care of their diet. He sticks to his regular diet plan to maintain his high levels of energy in the game. To begin his day with high protein, he eats around four egg whites along with some coffee and toast. By the middle of the day, he eats a chicken sandwich with tomatoes, spinach and pickles. His dinner usually consists of baked yams, red meat and green beans, a diet filled with protein.
Jillian Camarena is a 30-year-old track and field Olympic athlete who had won a bronze medal at the 2011 World Outdoor Championships. She has been the USA indoor champion eight times. She also maintains a healthy diet in her routine. She sticks to nutrient-dense foods. Her dinner usually consists of salmon or meat, steamed vegetables and baked potatoes. She follows the same diet even when not training in order to maintain her weight and athleticism.