Olympic athletes and nutrition

The wonders of the Beijing Olympics are now behind us
The implications for nutrition of the activities of these extraordinary people are immense.
Two asides
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
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