Posted by: 4pack | August 18, 2008

The Non-Michael Phelps Canadian Olympic Diets: Soccer Players and Rowers Watch Weight and Eat Great

MOST OLYMPIC ATHLETES MUST WATCH THEIR WEIGHT AND STAY IN GREAT SHAPE…THE QUANTITY AND QUALITY OF THE FOOD THEY EAT IS VERY IMPORTANT. OGGIES ARE NOT ALONE IN THEIR MISSION TO BALANCE DIET AND EXERCISE AS YOUNGER ATHLETES ARE IN PEAK PHYSICAL SHAPE AND MUST MAINTAIN LEAN MUSCLE MASS WHILE TRAINING.

THE MESSAGE WHICH IS THE MANTRA OF “FOUR PACKS FOR OGGIES” IS TO EAT OFTEN…EAT RIGHT…AND MAINTAIN IDEAL SHAPE THROUGH PORTION CONTROL!!! THIS FIRST EXCERPT IS FROM A WEB ARTICLE  OF A CANADIAN OLYMPIC ROWERS BATTLE TO MAINTAIN IDEAL WEIGHT AND SHAPE…. 

Canadian Olympic Rower Chris Jarvis has Diabetes and must monitor diet carefully.

Canadian Olympic Rower Chris Jarvis has Diabetes and must monitor diet carefully.

http://www.cbc.ca/olympics/rowing/story/2008/08/04/canadians-weight.html

Weights have been replaced with pilates. Desserts, salts, sugar and sauces, among other things, aren’t in her diet. Cameron now rows on average three times a day, always with a monitor to measure calories expended.

…drinking three or four coffees a day to speed metabolism…used to eat four or five big meals in a day she now has three small ones. Desserts aren’t on the menu. Exercise now includes biking with a sweat suit on, a plastic long sleeved shirt and pants that cause excessive sweating and draw out water weight quickly.

“It’s a science and an art. “The art is jazzing up the food,” she says, while limiting calories every way she can. The science is calculating calories and weighing food — literally. The night before a race she’ll weigh herself and use a food scale to measure the weight of the food she’s about to eat.”

THIS SECOND EXCERPTED ARTICLE IS FROM A CANADIAN SOCCER PLAYERS MUTLI MEAL DIET….

http://www.straight.com/article-156506/medalhungry-olympic-women-eat-compete 

“I usually have three breakfasts, because a lot of my training is done in the morning,” Groves told the Georgia Straight by cellphone after a training session in Victoria. “I find that breakfast food is the easiest to digest, and the most simple. I always start every morning with a couple of pieces of sprouted-grain bread with some almond butter and a cup of coffee. That’s pre-swimming. Then post-swimming, I’ll cook up some scrambled eggs and have some fruit—maybe some more toast!

“And then, after the second workout in midafternoon, I’ll have a bowl of goat’s milk yogurt with some fruit added, or I’ll make a turkey sandwich. I’ll just make sure that I’ve got a little bit of protein and some carbohydrates. I try to eat really simple foods, and I need to know the ingredients in everything I eat to make sure it’s whole foods.

“With dinner, I’ll have a really big salad, as that’s where I get my vegetables,” the 26-year-old continued. “There’ll also be some kind of grilled chicken or fish, so sometimes they’ll [our cooks] make buffalo burgers for the red meat. I usually don’t have beef. Buffalo is very lean and high in iron.”

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