U.S. Olympic Athletes Reveal Their Favorite Cheat Foods To Break Diet

May 28, 2024, 5:38 PM

SALT LAKE CITY – Almost all Olympic athletes must follow a strict diet to help them perform to the best of their abilities.

However, even the best athletes in the world indulge in cheat foods from time to time.

Some Olympians went with classic cheat food options like burgers and french fries.

Olympic gold medalist and WNBA superstar A’ja Wilson went with a classic cheat food option. Pizza.

“My cheat food is pizza,” Wilson said. “I could eat a whole pizza. That’s my guilty pleasure. Thin crust, light on the cheese, there it is.”

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Other athletes had some more obscure choices.

American discus thrower Laulauga Tausaga was born in Hawaii and went with a hometown dish called Spam Musubi. Track and field sprinter Sha’Carri Richardson, born in Dallas, Texas, also went back to her roots by naming brisket as her cheat meal.

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Other athletes didnt opt for a classic or obscure option but rather a simple one.

Swimmer Ryan Murphy, volleyball player Jordan Larson, and Paralympic sprinter Noah Malone made it known that they all have a sweet tooth.

RELATED: American Swimmer Ryan Murphy Credits Family For Success In Olympic Journey

From donuts to ice cream and even just chocolate, Olympians treat themselves too.

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Chandler Holt is a co-host for the Jazz Notes podcast and a Digital Sports Producer for KSLSports.com, specializing in all things basketball and football. Follow Chandler on Twitter @ChandlerHoltKSL or on Threads @chandlerho1t.

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