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How to Fuel Up Like an Olympic Athlete

I also love just eating healthy, because when I get that feeling I know that I'm going to go to practice and I put the right stuff in my body.

When you’re as active as these athletes, diet plays an essential role in training for and dominating the competition. Learn how Missy Franklin, Dana Vollmer, Sanya Richards-Ross, and more stay nourished as they prepare to represent their country at the Olympics.

Aly Raisman: My favorite food is sushi. I'm actually gonna have that after this interview. 

Sanya Richards-Ross: I have a really high protein diet because I lift a lot of weights and I need proteins to kinda fill me in my training and to help with my muscle growth. 

Missy Franklin: I'm on a really high carb nutrition diet just because I'm working out 4-6 hours a day and I need to make sure that energy is still there. 

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