What Olympic Athletes Really Eat Every Day: A Visual Representation

What do all those Olympic athletes eat every day? What fuels them for such amazing feats of athletic prowess? This arresting series of photographs from Michael Bodiam and Sarah Parker represents a day of food for five different athletes.

The food on each plate in these still-life photographs, which we first saw at Nowness, represents a full day of eating for an athlete in a particular discipline. The stylist laid miniature versions of the food out so you can see in one glance that a male triathlete eats toast, tomatoes, a sweet potato, blueberries, chocolate milk, and an apple, among many other things each day.

The diets seen in these photos is drawn from the eating plans of Dan Benardot, an Olympian nutritionist.

See more of the photos at Nowness...

See more: A Day on My Plate: Athletes' Meals at Nowness

via Tasteologie

Related: What Are Good Foods to Eat Before and After a Marathon?

(Image: Michael Bodiam)

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