An athlete's diet

Olympic athletes are known to consume anywhere from 1,200 to 10,000 calories per day depending on their caloric needs and whether are trying to lose, maintain or gain weight for competition. Weight, muscle and the kind of athletic activity also factor into the number of calories they burn each day.

University of Minnesota Gopher Sports Nutritionist Rasa Troup and Chrisa Arcan, Ph.D. in the U of M's Department of Epidemiology and Community Health talk here about what goes into a gold medal-worthy Olympic diet.

For more information, read this blog post:

http://www.health.umn.edu/heal…oes-into-an-olympic-diet/

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