Baltzell Speaks with Boston Herald About the Olympian Diet

Professor Amy Baltzell spoke with the Boston Herald, about the diet of an Olympic diet. Baltzell was also a member of the 1992 U.S. Olympic rowing team. The following is an excerpt from “These Foods Are Diet Champs,” by Tenley Woodman, published August 2, 2012.

For elite athletes, eating right is as crucial as practice.

Former Olympian Annia Hatch — who won a silver medal in vaulting and a team silver in gymnastics in 2004 — shared the staples of her diet during her competitive years:

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“Gymnasts have to stay leaner than would be healthy long-term, no question,” said Amy Baltzell, sports psychologist at Boston University and author of “Living in the Sweet Spot: Preparing for Performance in Sport and Life.”

Read the full article at the Boston Herald.

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