KSL OLYMPICS

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.”

RELATED: Consummate Winner A’ja Wilson Prepares To Lead USA Women’s Basketball In Paris

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.

RELATED: Upcoming Olympic Debut ‘Sinking In’ For World Champ Sha’Carri Richardson

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.

Are you on Threads yet? Let’s connect, give us a follow @kslsports

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.

Want more coverage like Olympic athletes reveal cheat foods? Take us with you, wherever you go.

Download the new & improved KSL Sports app from Utah’s sports leader. You can stream live radio, video and stay up to date on all of your favorite teams.

KSL Olympics

olympic torch beijing...

LEANNE ITALIE AP Lifestyles Writer

Team USA’s Opening Olympic Ceremony Uniforms To Be Basic Blue Jeans

When Team USA walks at the Paris Olympics' opening ceremony, they'll be doing so in snappy tailored navy blazers from Ralph Lauren.

16 hours ago

Regan-Smith-Tokyo-2020-Olympics...

Kyle Ireland

Regan Smith Eyes More Hardware At Paris 2024 Olympics

Team USA swimmer Regan Smith looks to add more hardware to her trophy case during the Paris 2024 Summer Games.

1 day ago

Breanna-Stewart-Tokyo-2020-Olympics...

Kyle Ireland

Team USA’s Breanna Stewart Excited To Experience Paris 2024 With Family

WNBA star and Team USA's Breanna Stewart said she's excited to experience the Paris 2024 Summer Games with her family.

2 days ago

Anna Hall Paris KSL Olympics Heptathlon...

Chandler Holt

Anna Hall Looks For Redemption At Upcoming 2024 Olympic Trials

American track and field athlete Anna Hall is ready to take on the Paris Olympics with her family by her side.

3 days ago

Gabby Thomas 2024 Paris KSL Olympics Progress athletes...

Chandler Holt

Olympic Athletes Speak On Progress, Road To Top Of Sport

Progress in sports isn't as straightforward as most people make it out to be. Olympic athletes speak on what it takes to be the best.

5 days ago

Ryan Crouser KSL Paris Olympics Shot Put Discus...

Chandler Holt

Ryan Crouser Takes His Strength To Paris Olympics With Eyes On Gold

American track and field athlete Ryan Crouser hopes that his strength can lead him to a gold medal in his third-straight Olympics.

7 days ago

Sponsored Articles

...

KSL Sports

Utah Hockey Newsletter: Sign Up Now

Want to get the latest info on Utah's newest sports franchise? Sign up for the Utah Hockey newsletter!

Hans & Scotty's Day of Adoption...

Hans & Scotty’s Day Of Adoption

Join the KSL Sports Zone for Hans & Scotty's Day of Adoption, in partnership with the Humane Society of Utah, on June 25th, 2024!

ksl-sports-newsletter...

KSL Sports

KSL Sports Newsletter: Sign Up Now

Sign up today for the KSL Sports newsletter. Get the latest Utah sports news delivered to your inbox.

...

KSL Sports

Jazz Notes Newsletter: Sign Up Now

Sign up today for the Jazz Notes newsletter. Get insider analysis, game recaps and opportunities to win tickets!

3 kids wearing real salt lake jerseys smiling...

Real Salt Lake

6 Reasons You Need to Experience a RSL Matchday

RSL Games are a great way to spend time with your family with fun activities, good food, and traditions you can only experience at the field.

High angle view of the beautiful Rose Bowl Stadium...

KSL Digital Sales

How to Prepare for the 2023 Rose Bowl

Everything you need to know to plan your 2023 Rose Bowl trip in Pasadena, California. This year, the Utes will face Penn State.

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