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The Olympic Diet Would be the Best Part of Being in the Olympics

The Olympic Diet Would be the Best Part of Being in the Olympics

Most of us burn around 2000 calories a day, which is why we (try to) eat moderate amounts of healthy foods to keep up with what our bodies need. Olympians, however, might burn through 20 calories in a minute, and have to eat around 4000 to 6000 calories every day. How do they meet that quota? Well, how would you do it? The obvious way. A fairly common meal for Olympic athletes is, according to The Week, “a pound of pasta cooked with olive oil (800 calories), a dozen eggs (840 calories), an entire cheese pizza (2,000 calories) and a pint of Ben & Jerry’s cheesecake-brownie ice cream (1,000 calories).” Michael Phelps, the American hero, made headlines at the last Olympics by announcing his regular diet of 3 fried-egg sandwiches, a 5-egg omelet, a bowl of grits, 3 slices of French toast, and three pancakes with chocolate chips. Basically, it’s time for all of us to start training for the Olympics …

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