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Olympians 'dish:' What winners eat

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5 Olympic stars share their game-day nutrition secrets.

Ryan Lochte
Age: 27
Height: 6'2"
Weight: 190 lb
Calories burned swimming intervals for 30 minutes: 450

Secret Fuel:
“My recovery meal is two grilled chicken breasts with Alfredo sauce, whole-grain spaghetti, and a salad with lemon juice and olive oil.”

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Steven Lopez
Age: 33
Height: 6'2"
Weight: 190 lb
Calories burned doing tae kwon do for 30 minutes: 430

Secret Fuel:
“My competition-day snack is a peanut butter and jelly sandwich: It’s easy to digest and gives me sustained energy.”

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Ryan Bailey
Age: 36
Height: 6'6"
Weight: 250 lb
Calories burned playing water polo for 30 minutes: 565

Secret Fuel:
“My power breakfast is gluten- and dairy-free buckwheat banana pancakes with fruit.”

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Giuseppe Lanzone
Age: 26
Height: 6'3"
Weight: 230 lb
Calories burned rowing for 30 minutes: 624

Secret Fuel:
“I make a power shake out of chocolate milk, almond butter, and a whey-casein protein-powder mix.”

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John Orozco
Age: 19
Height: 5'5"
Weight: 156 lb
Calories burned doing gymnastics for 30 minutes: 284

Secret Fuel:
“My power snack is Chobani Greek yogurt. I often eat it before workouts for an energy boost, and after for a protein-packed snack.” (Click here for 9 Delicious Greek Yogurt Recipes.)

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