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5 ways to eat like an olympic champion

The winter Olympics are in full force and we can't get enough of the action! Ice skating, snowboarding, skiing—these cold weather sports inspire us to better ourselves. We're taking a few notes from competitive athlete, Aly Raisman. For a balanced life, having a healthy daily meal plan is an essential. Use these tips and meal ideas—both nutrious and high in protein— to feel like the best version of yourself. You'll be ready to conquer *anything*.

Aly's training-day meal plan consists of three meals a day and a snack, incorporating lots of fruits and vegetables. Unprocessed foods are always a better option. Remember, what you put in your body can affect your energy and daily performance.

1. Don't Skip Breakfast
Like they say, breakfast is the most important meal of the day. Our blood sugar is already low when we wake up so it's important to get at least some carb intake with half a bagel or some toast.

Aly's Go-To: hot water with lemon and two slices of whole wheat toast with jelly

2. Stay hydrated
Water is a must, more than half of our bodies are made up of water. Drink up!

3. Boost your immunity
You're only as productive as you feel. Help your body combat any colds or flus with wellness shots: loaded with antioxidants, anti-inflammatory and immune boosy properties.

4. Get your iron levels up 
Iron deficieny is common in females, often due your monthly menstral cycle. Aside from taking iron supplements, you can also get your iron intake from foods like oatmeal and spinach.

Aly's Go-To: Grilled chicken breast with brown rice and vegetbles

5. Carbs are NOT the enemy
Fats, proteins and sugars found in carbohydrates are not the enemy. Processed foods are what you should watch out for. Go for whole grains instead.

Aly's Go-To: Salmon with whole wheat pasta

What's your go-to healthy meal? Let us know in the comments below!

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by Chelsea Appiah | 2/17/2018
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