An Athlete’s Diet

For Issue 6 of Guru Magazine, a special Olympics topic: athletes’ diets.

2012 is upon us. I remember wondering what I would be doing when this exciting year arrived – I would have been wrong! Whilst you decide how to spend the extra bank holidays and whether it will be hot enough for a barbeque on Jubilee day, many an athlete is intensively training for one of the biggest events of their career: the Olympics! One way they will be preparing (apart from the extreme sports regime of course!) will be following a very specific diet, aimed at keeping athletes fit and trim but also energised.

Here we look at the difference between an athlete’s diet back in Ancient Greece when the Olympics first began and now, at the bring of 2012…

Click on the image of the article for a full-screen view!


This article was written for digital science magazine Guru Magazine, for which I am currently Food Guru. Guru magazine is a brilliant innovation: a crowd-sourced magazine bringing you fun and entertaining articles around the theme of science but without all the jargon! Perfect for anyone with an inquisitive mind, Einstein IQ not required!

Read the latest issue of Guru here, or check out the back issues here.


2 thoughts on “An Athlete’s Diet

  1. How does he find the time to eat that much!

    Posted by Lauren (@laurenlovesblog) | June 13, 2012, 12:17 pm
  2. Haha it’s definitely a commitment! I have friends who eat 7 times a day to bodybuild!

    Posted by Natasha Agabalyan | June 14, 2012, 8:26 am

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Natacha is a research scientist and a lover of all things science! She love finding out interesting facts about all aspects of life, whether it’s how genetic engineering works or what the difference between crimped and straight hair is. There’s a bit of science behind every mystery and the Science Informant will help find the clues for everyone to enjoy and understand the amazing world of science!

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