How Nick McCrory, 2012 Olympic Hopeful, Eats to Win
The world’s fastest, fittest athletes are competing in the summer Games, but what fuels their power? We talked to Olympic hopeful Nick McCrory, 20, a diver, about how he eats to win.
What’s the best nutrition advice you’ve ever received?
Nick McCrory: Want a gold medal or an ice cream cone?
How many calories a day do you eat?
Nick McCrory: I eat around 2,500 calories a day.
Are there any foods you won’t eat?
Nick McCrory: Mayonnaise! And fast foods in general I usually try to stay away from.
What kind of junk food do you allow yourself, if you allow it?
Nick McCrory: Ice cream is my biggest weakness, but I don’t think that the occasional bowl of ice cream for dessert is necessarily too bad.
What’s your biggest eating challenge?
Nick McCrory: My biggest eating challenge is whenever I am just finished with practice I always am so ravenous and can eat anything that is in front of me. Also, I don’t always crave the healthiest foods then.
Photo: Courtesy Mitchell Haaseth / NBC Olympics