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Healthy Eating Secrets and Motivation Tips from Olympic Athletes

It's time to get your game face on. As the 2012 Summer Games gear up, we scored the secrets to success from the Olympic athletes making the trip to London. From their diets and travel tips to how they mentally prepare, here's how they make it happen.
Alicia Sacramone Just Eat the Frozen Yogurt

Though Olympic silver medalist and gymnast Alicia Sacramone tries to eat dairy-and-gluten free as much as possible, she still caves from time to time. "Once I eliminated gluten from my diet, I stopped getting food comas and my performance really improved. I have more energy but I still give in and say, 'All right, today I want frozen yogurt.' I still have whatever I want, it's just having it in moderation."

Motivation Mantra
"I have days when I really don't want to do anything, but I make it a point to do something physical every day. It may not be as grilling of a workout as a typical day, but I'll do light cardio, the stationary bike, the elliptical, or just a dance class. Though I did try Zumba once and it was pretty hard. I was so tired after!"

Originally published on FitnessMagazine.com, June 2012.

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