The Olympic Games are on.
And I have to admit right away that not only do I envy their athletic performance I also envy their athletic body shapes.
One of my favorite Olympic games to watch is Swimming, and I am sure I am not alone with this. 6'4" tall males and muscular perfection. And of course I won't forget to mention my husbands favorite Olympic Games, female Beach Volleyball players, lol :)
"The main focus was on total intake of calories, high amounts of nutrients and having a healthy balance of carbohydrates, fat and protein!"
NO pure Atkins diet or neither a pure VEGAN diet. Again we have to settle with moderation in every aspect.
A former Olympic athlete told me that they are like a perfect running machine, with little or no room of improvisation, which means the moment they eat too many carbohydrates, or too many proteins and too less nutrients their performance would suffer.
So what does that mean for us. Focus on an high nutrient diet. If you provide your body with all its essential nutrients like calcium, magnesium, iron, potassium, zinc etc. your body tends to crave the right amount of protein, carbohydrates and fat.
My favorite swimmer is Natalie Couglin. She announced in one of her interviews that she primary focuses on getting lots of nutrients into her diet. Here is her favorite breakfast: Green Smoothie - coconut water, kale, spinach, frozen pineapple, frozen mango, chia seeds(protein). YOU GO GIRL :)
Enjoy the Olympic Games and remember that not a single athlete is eating desserts, candy, ice-cream and drinks alcohol months before their performance. Once you can do this, you might be able to get onto the
Olympic Try-out TEAM :)
Birgit your Wellness Coach