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What kind of diet does a olympic swimmer eat?

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November 16, 2009 12:50AM

Yeah diet makes a big difference.

Cut down on foods high in fat. (i.e. fast food). Protein is good for building muscle for sprinters. Complex carbohydrates work for distance. Don't drink a lot of pop.

Swimmers should consume from 60-70% of daily calories in carb-rich foods.

Limit intake of fat to 15-20% of daily calories, or less than 80 grams. Recommended daily protein is 20-25% of total calories. Take vitamins A, C and E.