Olympic athletes know what’s up when it comes to healthy eating: it’s one of the most important demands of their profession. While they all represent the pinnacle of human ability, the diets they prescribe to are markedly different depending on the sports they play. This infographic looks at the meal regimes and nutrition hacks of ten elite athletes, from Michael Phelps (five large portions of pizza, pasta and eggs per day) to Usain Bolt (three serves of low-cal, protein-rich meats.)
People like to poke fun at so-called “fad diets”. On the flip side, a tailored or unconventional regime can definitely have its benefits. This infographic from Sportsbetting Online breaks down the training diets of ten famous Olympians. As you can see, there’s a lot of variation in what different athletes consume.
If you want to maxmimise the effectiveness of your diet, you should probably seek bespoke advice from a nutritionist or dietitian; just like the titans featured below.