POSTED: Monday, May 14, 2012 - 10:30pm
UPDATED: Tuesday, May 15, 2012 - 12:09am
BATON ROUGE, LA (NBC33) — There are 74 days left until the 2012 London Summer Olympics. The athletes of Team USA are gearing up and chowing down on health foods to prep for the games.
According to reports the London 2012 Olympic Village will serve up to 60 thousand meals to 16 thousand Olympic athletes. Olympians will have to choose which food will best fuel their workouts.
Dietician Rebecca Turner says athletes known that 80 percent of their body's performance comes from diet and 20 percent comes from working out. Turner says averages Americans can also keep in shape by following that motto.
"They look at their bodies as their number one resource," said Turner. "If they don't take care of their bodies, keep it fine tuned, know what they put in it, and how they move it, Then they are not going to be able to do their sport to the utmost . We should look at it the same way all though we aren't all olympic athletes we are trying to get through the day the best we can. "
Here are three things you can do to eat like an Olympian.
First remember to eat breakfast. Second add healthy snacks through out the day. Third make sure to stay hydrated.
You can catch the summer Olympics on NBC33 starting July 27.