Food Secrets of the Olympic Stars

Dietitian Keri Glassman reveals the unusual foods athletes eat to stay in peak shape.
3:28 | 07/30/12

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Since straining had made the teen teen USA the very best in the world ever wonder what he's allowed at least athletes beat the saint -- Saving -- for the whole Lotta food Lexus and a whole lot about usual. Tell us their Olympic secrets are told by registered dietitian and founder of the Christmas -- meals -- is great to have you back yeah. -- -- Who is a lot of -- that was not just -- again and the yeah the -- He reopened the average American man -- -- not -- -- but needs about 2000 calories a day. The average Olympic -- exactly is eating I'm out how many calories you think -- Oh gosh I don't know I don't think I'm out yeah. Do you think this metal doesn't like gaining weight there obviously we're -- a -- -- yes. Basic nutrition they -- burning so many calories during their workout than their training they need to refuel at these calories of a pound of pot that -- a whole pizza and that's an exit at my ice cream about exactly how did. Did you ever -- like. I mean -- -- and handed out of the Olympic athlete but we feel Lott and it -- we didn't eat more because we're burning so much want to make policy. To make me feel like an Olympian effort for this -- -- -- for -- a little blues. At Sierra think all athletes have their routines their regiment that things they followed him guilty on Blake's -- eat eat. -- -- -- -- -- -- I'm many think about -- and the great -- -- good but not the Israeli and 16100 calories from carbohydrates quick. Easy -- also a lot of cast him to help prevent muscle cramping our hands now and John -- important. He visits his -- not here it's -- it's it's. -- tiny cache server and it's most simple form easily as he also does not have low blood sugar so it's -- energy for him when -- -- out. And it's just plain -- tiny but we don't think -- duties Melton is often makes it that shocked. So it all behind bars that's a little accident that he could barely opposite like -- would make these -- but now I guess it let me start with our -- Anyway this thing a lot of these athletes are consuming -- -- that yeah. Yeah and what it's known -- and its Sunni Derek it's loaded with public nitrate compound. That helped the -- use oxygen a little bit better this is -- there are very popular very popular yeah. Have to recover after they have worked out they've done other things they have the time they have -- and his. See that -- in these. A lot of sodium and potassium -- -- so they need to replenish and then -- like this week take that many of those sports drinks. So people just loaded with -- -- that help prevent it. Another round -- -- one of the man or not but now it's -- The -- Portland covering. Up. Yeah not bad -- kind of -- it is -- neck -- back you know. I'm yeah. You don't -- another difficulty me. And then we don't know mess up the beaches -- Audience -- when it. -- -- Robert yeah -- me -- didn't have great yeah yeah. Yeah. I'm definitely team format recovery and yeah. -- That's a good way to recovery. Proportionate to recovery. I've learned a lot to think about that Washington in an -- it's definitely is all right Gerri thank you very nice kid.

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