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Wed Aug 1, 2012, 12:52 PM

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Olympic Alchemy: Turning Junk Food Into Gold

American breaststroker Scott Weltz isn't big on dessert—he's lactose-intolerant so ice cream is out. But he is a "greasy cheeseburger kind of guy," he said, "cheeseburgers, grease, anything like that, I'm a big fan of."

Few doctors would recommend a fast-food or high-sugar diet, but Olympians don't play by normal rules.

Breaststroker Breeja Larson eats about 7,000 to 9,000 calories a day during peak training, said Diana Harbourt, assistant director of performance nutrition at Texas A&M. The 6-foot Larson doesn't show it. She has 11% body fat. "It's not recommended for women to go below 12%," Harbourt said. "But each individual is different, and she's just exceptional."

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mahatmakanejeeves Aug 2012 OP
Odin2005 Aug 2012 #1

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Thu Aug 2, 2012, 01:35 PM

1. When you are that phyisically active all that junk food doesn't hurt you.

It's not in your system long enough to do any damage.

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