Can You Eat Like an Olympian?

From the Show: Train Your Body
Summary: Olympians are often thought of as the best of the best. So what if you ate like one? What do they know that you don't?
Air Date: 2/11/14
Duration: 10
Host: Melanie Cole, MS
Guest Bio: Felicia Stoler, PhD
felicia stoler close upDr. Felicia Stoler is a registered dietitian, exercise physiologist and expert consultant in disease prevention, wellness and healthful living. She has a bachelors from Tulane University, a masters in applied physiology and nutrition from Columbia University and her doctorate in clinical nutrition from UMDNJ. Felicia serves on many local, state and national committees related to health and wellness. She is a member of the American College of Sports Medicine and is a Fellow of the ACSM. Felicia is a member of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics and is on the House of Delegates.

Dr. Stoler hosted the second season of TLC's groundbreaking series Honey, We're Killing the Kids!, which took aim at the unhealthy lifestyles of families, across the country, in an effort to motivate them to make positive changes. She is the author Living Skinny in Fat Genes™: The Healthy Way to Lose Weight and Feel Great (Pegasus) which was featured in USA Weekend among the top "must have" books in 2011. She has been a contributor for and written several book chapters. Stoler authored the ACSM's Current Comment on Childhood Obesity.

Felicia has been on many national and local television and radio programs across the U.S. She is one of the most sought-after nutrition/fitness experts for TV, radio, newspapers and magazines. Felicia is passionate about helping people live healthier lives – and practices what she preaches. She maintains a private practice and provides consulting and public speaking. Felicia is the mother of two children and step mom of one – living in NJ.
Can You Eat Like an Olympian?
Olympians are often thought of as the best of the best.

So what if you ate like one?

Obviously the 4000 calories that some of them eat per day would have to be burned off somehow... so it's not likely that the average person could keep up with that regimen.

But they might have some secrets when it comes to nutrition. For instance, what exactly do they eat that makes them able to put forth such energy?

Do they take special supplements? Do they eat only meat or only veggies? Do they carbo-load before competition?

What do they know that you don't?

In this segment, Dr. Felecia Stoler, PhD, and Melanie Cole, MS, discuss how to eat like an Olympian and reap some of the benefits of doing so.
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