And Olympians are constantly eating. As philosopher-swimmer Ryan Lochte recently said, "If I’m not eating, then something is wrong."
"I just eat whenever I feel the need," adds Ortiz-Cañavate. "I usually eat a snack before morning practice, then breakfast at 11:00 am, lunch at 1:30 pm. And depending on the practice schedule, I’ll eat dinner, than a snack, or vice versa."
"Breakfast is usually an avocado shake made with honey, chia seeds, and milk, two eggs (usually sunny side up), and bacon and sausage. Lunch might be any carb-filled meal, like pasta, fried rice, or ramen. For dinner, I’ll have any type of protein, such as chicken, lamb, steak with vegetables. Oh, and I need dessert. Preferably ice cream, I consider it my snack."