The wonders of the Beijing Olympics are now behind us
The implications for nutrition of the activities of these extraordinary people are immense.
The great swimmer Phelps eats 12000 calories a day. This energy intake is presumably monitored by a nutrition team. What happens when he rests from swimming or retires? I hope that he is guided through this change of energy intake and utilisation whilst returning to normal activity.
Or Chris Holt the Scottish cyclist who has a thigh measurement of 26 inches, greater than Mrs Beckham’s waist. What happens when he retires?
- Martin Eastwood