What Top U.S. Olympians Really Eat

Growing up as a competitive gymnast, I dreamed about making the Olympic team (that’s me on the balance beam — Nadia Comãneci had nothing to worry about!). Although my childhood dreams of athletic grandeur are a thing of the past, I’m still equally fascinated (obsessed actually) with the incredible passion and supernatural abilities of our dedicated Olympians. Curious to know what our Olympians are eating? Me too! So with the London Games upon us, I couldn’t resist asking some of our Team USA superstars how they fuel up for the gold. Read on to learn how our elite gymnasts, rowers, triathletes, soccer sensations, and fencers build muscle, optimize recovery, and ramp up for competition. From sushi to chocolate milk, you’ll hear it all!