Eat Like an Olympian
You may not expend the amount of calories that an Olympian does, but some simple changes to your diet can help you eat more like one.
Cleveland clinic registered dietitian Denise Cole says a veggie omelet with a piece of whole grain toast is a great way to get the carbohydrates and protein you need.
Olympians also drink plenty of water and rarely get dehydrated, which could affect endurance and muscle strength. And Cole says Olympic athletes also have a tendency to eat six smaller meals throughout the day- not three large ones.
"So you always want to have a breakfast that's rich in carbohydrates and protein because the carbohydrates are going to replenish you're energy and the protein is going to help keep your glucose level at normal rate for the remainder of the day," she says.
She also added, "what that is doing is helping to maintain your blood glucose levels during the day and it's helping to make sure your energy stores aren't depleted. So the carbohydrates are an important thing to make sure you maintain for energy, while it might be hard for us in our everyday life with our work and family and kids and schedules to eat six small meals a day, it really is the primary way that we should all be eating."
Cole advises if you decide to switch to the six meal plan, be sure the number of calories you're taking in does not exceed what you were getting from your three larger meals.