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This Is the Diet of the USA Olympic Women’s Gymnastics Team

This Is the Diet of the USA Olympic Women’s Gymnastics Team


The Olympic women’s gymnastics team recently divulged their eating habits, including a team-wide obsession with ketchup

They ain’t gonna stick it without sticking to a strict diet.

Do you ever wonder what it takes to fuel an Olympic athlete? We already know about Michael Phelps’ famously giant several-thousand-calorie breakfasts. But what about the USA Women’s Olympic Gymnastics team? These five fierce athletes are pretty strict about their dietary regimens, but they live a little wiggle room for ketchup and Sriracha sauce, which Aly Raisman says she and her teammates put on everything.

Cosmopolitan got a sneak peek at what star gymnast Gabrielle Douglas, 20, eats every day and, amazingly, it involves chocolate. Hey, even gravity-defying tumbling connoisseurs have a sweet tooth. She eats pretty lean though, only consuming oatmeal and bananas for breakfast, along with vegetables and lean proteins throughout the day, as well as some pasta for dinner.

“I like to stick with lean protein to help with my muscle recovery after hard workouts, so my grandma prepared me a delicious chicken breast and grilled asparagus with balsamic vinegar,” Douglas told Cosmo. “It was so good! To treat myself, I dipped a handful of almonds in 2 ounces of melted dark chocolate. It really satisfied my sweet tooth!”

Raisman swears by lemon water and chocolate milk for muscle recovery and prefers to have some carbs for training purposes.


Watch the USA Gymnastics Team Kill It In This Under Armour Campaign

What makes a true athlete? It&aposs not necessarily medals or world records or even the bright lights of the Olympics-rather it&aposs the journey to get there. It&aposs the round-the-clock dedication to training and nighttime workouts while the competition sleeps. It&aposs those smaller moments of strength, those that you don&apost usually get to witness, that Under Armour is highlighting with the brand&aposs second installment of the Rule Yourself campaign featuring the USA Women&aposs Gymnastics team. Under the tagline "It&aposs what you do in the dark that puts you in the light," the campaign honors the commitment to the 24/7 grind that each athlete pushes through in order to succeed when their moment in the spotlight comes. (Here are the Olympic hopefuls you need to start following on Instagram.)

The video, which will give any girl who&aposs ever loved gymnastics full-body chills, gives an inside look at the grueling training these ladies put into prep for the upcoming Olympics in Rio. You watch in amazement as they stretch, tumble, walk on their hands, climb ropes using only their upper body (seriously, you need to see it). But you&aposll also see them getting manis with their teammates and doing each other&aposs hair, reminding us they are a band of tight-knit young women as well as world-class athletes. (Let&aposs clear up some facts about the Zika virus before the Olympics.)

While watching them go beast-mode in the gym, you realize it isn&apost the glittery Team USA jacket that makes them such incredible gymnasts, but the culmination of all the little moments of strength, perseverance, grit, pain, beauty, and success. And those moments are something everyone can tap into, even if you have zero plans to ever do a back handspring much less walk into an Olympic arena, it inspires you to step up your own game. If these young women can flip around on a 4-inch wide beam (and potentially fall, then get right back on), you can certainly squat a little deeper or run a little farther, right?

So here&aposs to every girl who skips happy hour to hit the gym, who runs in the rain, or who gets up before the birds in the morning. Whether it&aposs in hopes of reaching the spotlight someday or just reaching a new personal record, you all have a little inner athlete inside of you.


Watch the USA Gymnastics Team Kill It In This Under Armour Campaign

What makes a true athlete? It&aposs not necessarily medals or world records or even the bright lights of the Olympics-rather it&aposs the journey to get there. It&aposs the round-the-clock dedication to training and nighttime workouts while the competition sleeps. It&aposs those smaller moments of strength, those that you don&apost usually get to witness, that Under Armour is highlighting with the brand&aposs second installment of the Rule Yourself campaign featuring the USA Women&aposs Gymnastics team. Under the tagline "It&aposs what you do in the dark that puts you in the light," the campaign honors the commitment to the 24/7 grind that each athlete pushes through in order to succeed when their moment in the spotlight comes. (Here are the Olympic hopefuls you need to start following on Instagram.)

The video, which will give any girl who&aposs ever loved gymnastics full-body chills, gives an inside look at the grueling training these ladies put into prep for the upcoming Olympics in Rio. You watch in amazement as they stretch, tumble, walk on their hands, climb ropes using only their upper body (seriously, you need to see it). But you&aposll also see them getting manis with their teammates and doing each other&aposs hair, reminding us they are a band of tight-knit young women as well as world-class athletes. (Let&aposs clear up some facts about the Zika virus before the Olympics.)

While watching them go beast-mode in the gym, you realize it isn&apost the glittery Team USA jacket that makes them such incredible gymnasts, but the culmination of all the little moments of strength, perseverance, grit, pain, beauty, and success. And those moments are something everyone can tap into, even if you have zero plans to ever do a back handspring much less walk into an Olympic arena, it inspires you to step up your own game. If these young women can flip around on a 4-inch wide beam (and potentially fall, then get right back on), you can certainly squat a little deeper or run a little farther, right?

So here&aposs to every girl who skips happy hour to hit the gym, who runs in the rain, or who gets up before the birds in the morning. Whether it&aposs in hopes of reaching the spotlight someday or just reaching a new personal record, you all have a little inner athlete inside of you.


Watch the USA Gymnastics Team Kill It In This Under Armour Campaign

What makes a true athlete? It&aposs not necessarily medals or world records or even the bright lights of the Olympics-rather it&aposs the journey to get there. It&aposs the round-the-clock dedication to training and nighttime workouts while the competition sleeps. It&aposs those smaller moments of strength, those that you don&apost usually get to witness, that Under Armour is highlighting with the brand&aposs second installment of the Rule Yourself campaign featuring the USA Women&aposs Gymnastics team. Under the tagline "It&aposs what you do in the dark that puts you in the light," the campaign honors the commitment to the 24/7 grind that each athlete pushes through in order to succeed when their moment in the spotlight comes. (Here are the Olympic hopefuls you need to start following on Instagram.)

The video, which will give any girl who&aposs ever loved gymnastics full-body chills, gives an inside look at the grueling training these ladies put into prep for the upcoming Olympics in Rio. You watch in amazement as they stretch, tumble, walk on their hands, climb ropes using only their upper body (seriously, you need to see it). But you&aposll also see them getting manis with their teammates and doing each other&aposs hair, reminding us they are a band of tight-knit young women as well as world-class athletes. (Let&aposs clear up some facts about the Zika virus before the Olympics.)

While watching them go beast-mode in the gym, you realize it isn&apost the glittery Team USA jacket that makes them such incredible gymnasts, but the culmination of all the little moments of strength, perseverance, grit, pain, beauty, and success. And those moments are something everyone can tap into, even if you have zero plans to ever do a back handspring much less walk into an Olympic arena, it inspires you to step up your own game. If these young women can flip around on a 4-inch wide beam (and potentially fall, then get right back on), you can certainly squat a little deeper or run a little farther, right?

So here&aposs to every girl who skips happy hour to hit the gym, who runs in the rain, or who gets up before the birds in the morning. Whether it&aposs in hopes of reaching the spotlight someday or just reaching a new personal record, you all have a little inner athlete inside of you.


Watch the USA Gymnastics Team Kill It In This Under Armour Campaign

What makes a true athlete? It&aposs not necessarily medals or world records or even the bright lights of the Olympics-rather it&aposs the journey to get there. It&aposs the round-the-clock dedication to training and nighttime workouts while the competition sleeps. It&aposs those smaller moments of strength, those that you don&apost usually get to witness, that Under Armour is highlighting with the brand&aposs second installment of the Rule Yourself campaign featuring the USA Women&aposs Gymnastics team. Under the tagline "It&aposs what you do in the dark that puts you in the light," the campaign honors the commitment to the 24/7 grind that each athlete pushes through in order to succeed when their moment in the spotlight comes. (Here are the Olympic hopefuls you need to start following on Instagram.)

The video, which will give any girl who&aposs ever loved gymnastics full-body chills, gives an inside look at the grueling training these ladies put into prep for the upcoming Olympics in Rio. You watch in amazement as they stretch, tumble, walk on their hands, climb ropes using only their upper body (seriously, you need to see it). But you&aposll also see them getting manis with their teammates and doing each other&aposs hair, reminding us they are a band of tight-knit young women as well as world-class athletes. (Let&aposs clear up some facts about the Zika virus before the Olympics.)

While watching them go beast-mode in the gym, you realize it isn&apost the glittery Team USA jacket that makes them such incredible gymnasts, but the culmination of all the little moments of strength, perseverance, grit, pain, beauty, and success. And those moments are something everyone can tap into, even if you have zero plans to ever do a back handspring much less walk into an Olympic arena, it inspires you to step up your own game. If these young women can flip around on a 4-inch wide beam (and potentially fall, then get right back on), you can certainly squat a little deeper or run a little farther, right?

So here&aposs to every girl who skips happy hour to hit the gym, who runs in the rain, or who gets up before the birds in the morning. Whether it&aposs in hopes of reaching the spotlight someday or just reaching a new personal record, you all have a little inner athlete inside of you.


Watch the USA Gymnastics Team Kill It In This Under Armour Campaign

What makes a true athlete? It&aposs not necessarily medals or world records or even the bright lights of the Olympics-rather it&aposs the journey to get there. It&aposs the round-the-clock dedication to training and nighttime workouts while the competition sleeps. It&aposs those smaller moments of strength, those that you don&apost usually get to witness, that Under Armour is highlighting with the brand&aposs second installment of the Rule Yourself campaign featuring the USA Women&aposs Gymnastics team. Under the tagline "It&aposs what you do in the dark that puts you in the light," the campaign honors the commitment to the 24/7 grind that each athlete pushes through in order to succeed when their moment in the spotlight comes. (Here are the Olympic hopefuls you need to start following on Instagram.)

The video, which will give any girl who&aposs ever loved gymnastics full-body chills, gives an inside look at the grueling training these ladies put into prep for the upcoming Olympics in Rio. You watch in amazement as they stretch, tumble, walk on their hands, climb ropes using only their upper body (seriously, you need to see it). But you&aposll also see them getting manis with their teammates and doing each other&aposs hair, reminding us they are a band of tight-knit young women as well as world-class athletes. (Let&aposs clear up some facts about the Zika virus before the Olympics.)

While watching them go beast-mode in the gym, you realize it isn&apost the glittery Team USA jacket that makes them such incredible gymnasts, but the culmination of all the little moments of strength, perseverance, grit, pain, beauty, and success. And those moments are something everyone can tap into, even if you have zero plans to ever do a back handspring much less walk into an Olympic arena, it inspires you to step up your own game. If these young women can flip around on a 4-inch wide beam (and potentially fall, then get right back on), you can certainly squat a little deeper or run a little farther, right?

So here&aposs to every girl who skips happy hour to hit the gym, who runs in the rain, or who gets up before the birds in the morning. Whether it&aposs in hopes of reaching the spotlight someday or just reaching a new personal record, you all have a little inner athlete inside of you.


Watch the USA Gymnastics Team Kill It In This Under Armour Campaign

What makes a true athlete? It&aposs not necessarily medals or world records or even the bright lights of the Olympics-rather it&aposs the journey to get there. It&aposs the round-the-clock dedication to training and nighttime workouts while the competition sleeps. It&aposs those smaller moments of strength, those that you don&apost usually get to witness, that Under Armour is highlighting with the brand&aposs second installment of the Rule Yourself campaign featuring the USA Women&aposs Gymnastics team. Under the tagline "It&aposs what you do in the dark that puts you in the light," the campaign honors the commitment to the 24/7 grind that each athlete pushes through in order to succeed when their moment in the spotlight comes. (Here are the Olympic hopefuls you need to start following on Instagram.)

The video, which will give any girl who&aposs ever loved gymnastics full-body chills, gives an inside look at the grueling training these ladies put into prep for the upcoming Olympics in Rio. You watch in amazement as they stretch, tumble, walk on their hands, climb ropes using only their upper body (seriously, you need to see it). But you&aposll also see them getting manis with their teammates and doing each other&aposs hair, reminding us they are a band of tight-knit young women as well as world-class athletes. (Let&aposs clear up some facts about the Zika virus before the Olympics.)

While watching them go beast-mode in the gym, you realize it isn&apost the glittery Team USA jacket that makes them such incredible gymnasts, but the culmination of all the little moments of strength, perseverance, grit, pain, beauty, and success. And those moments are something everyone can tap into, even if you have zero plans to ever do a back handspring much less walk into an Olympic arena, it inspires you to step up your own game. If these young women can flip around on a 4-inch wide beam (and potentially fall, then get right back on), you can certainly squat a little deeper or run a little farther, right?

So here&aposs to every girl who skips happy hour to hit the gym, who runs in the rain, or who gets up before the birds in the morning. Whether it&aposs in hopes of reaching the spotlight someday or just reaching a new personal record, you all have a little inner athlete inside of you.


Watch the USA Gymnastics Team Kill It In This Under Armour Campaign

What makes a true athlete? It&aposs not necessarily medals or world records or even the bright lights of the Olympics-rather it&aposs the journey to get there. It&aposs the round-the-clock dedication to training and nighttime workouts while the competition sleeps. It&aposs those smaller moments of strength, those that you don&apost usually get to witness, that Under Armour is highlighting with the brand&aposs second installment of the Rule Yourself campaign featuring the USA Women&aposs Gymnastics team. Under the tagline "It&aposs what you do in the dark that puts you in the light," the campaign honors the commitment to the 24/7 grind that each athlete pushes through in order to succeed when their moment in the spotlight comes. (Here are the Olympic hopefuls you need to start following on Instagram.)

The video, which will give any girl who&aposs ever loved gymnastics full-body chills, gives an inside look at the grueling training these ladies put into prep for the upcoming Olympics in Rio. You watch in amazement as they stretch, tumble, walk on their hands, climb ropes using only their upper body (seriously, you need to see it). But you&aposll also see them getting manis with their teammates and doing each other&aposs hair, reminding us they are a band of tight-knit young women as well as world-class athletes. (Let&aposs clear up some facts about the Zika virus before the Olympics.)

While watching them go beast-mode in the gym, you realize it isn&apost the glittery Team USA jacket that makes them such incredible gymnasts, but the culmination of all the little moments of strength, perseverance, grit, pain, beauty, and success. And those moments are something everyone can tap into, even if you have zero plans to ever do a back handspring much less walk into an Olympic arena, it inspires you to step up your own game. If these young women can flip around on a 4-inch wide beam (and potentially fall, then get right back on), you can certainly squat a little deeper or run a little farther, right?

So here&aposs to every girl who skips happy hour to hit the gym, who runs in the rain, or who gets up before the birds in the morning. Whether it&aposs in hopes of reaching the spotlight someday or just reaching a new personal record, you all have a little inner athlete inside of you.


Watch the USA Gymnastics Team Kill It In This Under Armour Campaign

What makes a true athlete? It&aposs not necessarily medals or world records or even the bright lights of the Olympics-rather it&aposs the journey to get there. It&aposs the round-the-clock dedication to training and nighttime workouts while the competition sleeps. It&aposs those smaller moments of strength, those that you don&apost usually get to witness, that Under Armour is highlighting with the brand&aposs second installment of the Rule Yourself campaign featuring the USA Women&aposs Gymnastics team. Under the tagline "It&aposs what you do in the dark that puts you in the light," the campaign honors the commitment to the 24/7 grind that each athlete pushes through in order to succeed when their moment in the spotlight comes. (Here are the Olympic hopefuls you need to start following on Instagram.)

The video, which will give any girl who&aposs ever loved gymnastics full-body chills, gives an inside look at the grueling training these ladies put into prep for the upcoming Olympics in Rio. You watch in amazement as they stretch, tumble, walk on their hands, climb ropes using only their upper body (seriously, you need to see it). But you&aposll also see them getting manis with their teammates and doing each other&aposs hair, reminding us they are a band of tight-knit young women as well as world-class athletes. (Let&aposs clear up some facts about the Zika virus before the Olympics.)

While watching them go beast-mode in the gym, you realize it isn&apost the glittery Team USA jacket that makes them such incredible gymnasts, but the culmination of all the little moments of strength, perseverance, grit, pain, beauty, and success. And those moments are something everyone can tap into, even if you have zero plans to ever do a back handspring much less walk into an Olympic arena, it inspires you to step up your own game. If these young women can flip around on a 4-inch wide beam (and potentially fall, then get right back on), you can certainly squat a little deeper or run a little farther, right?

So here&aposs to every girl who skips happy hour to hit the gym, who runs in the rain, or who gets up before the birds in the morning. Whether it&aposs in hopes of reaching the spotlight someday or just reaching a new personal record, you all have a little inner athlete inside of you.


Watch the USA Gymnastics Team Kill It In This Under Armour Campaign

What makes a true athlete? It&aposs not necessarily medals or world records or even the bright lights of the Olympics-rather it&aposs the journey to get there. It&aposs the round-the-clock dedication to training and nighttime workouts while the competition sleeps. It&aposs those smaller moments of strength, those that you don&apost usually get to witness, that Under Armour is highlighting with the brand&aposs second installment of the Rule Yourself campaign featuring the USA Women&aposs Gymnastics team. Under the tagline "It&aposs what you do in the dark that puts you in the light," the campaign honors the commitment to the 24/7 grind that each athlete pushes through in order to succeed when their moment in the spotlight comes. (Here are the Olympic hopefuls you need to start following on Instagram.)

The video, which will give any girl who&aposs ever loved gymnastics full-body chills, gives an inside look at the grueling training these ladies put into prep for the upcoming Olympics in Rio. You watch in amazement as they stretch, tumble, walk on their hands, climb ropes using only their upper body (seriously, you need to see it). But you&aposll also see them getting manis with their teammates and doing each other&aposs hair, reminding us they are a band of tight-knit young women as well as world-class athletes. (Let&aposs clear up some facts about the Zika virus before the Olympics.)

While watching them go beast-mode in the gym, you realize it isn&apost the glittery Team USA jacket that makes them such incredible gymnasts, but the culmination of all the little moments of strength, perseverance, grit, pain, beauty, and success. And those moments are something everyone can tap into, even if you have zero plans to ever do a back handspring much less walk into an Olympic arena, it inspires you to step up your own game. If these young women can flip around on a 4-inch wide beam (and potentially fall, then get right back on), you can certainly squat a little deeper or run a little farther, right?

So here&aposs to every girl who skips happy hour to hit the gym, who runs in the rain, or who gets up before the birds in the morning. Whether it&aposs in hopes of reaching the spotlight someday or just reaching a new personal record, you all have a little inner athlete inside of you.


Watch the USA Gymnastics Team Kill It In This Under Armour Campaign

What makes a true athlete? It&aposs not necessarily medals or world records or even the bright lights of the Olympics-rather it&aposs the journey to get there. It&aposs the round-the-clock dedication to training and nighttime workouts while the competition sleeps. It&aposs those smaller moments of strength, those that you don&apost usually get to witness, that Under Armour is highlighting with the brand&aposs second installment of the Rule Yourself campaign featuring the USA Women&aposs Gymnastics team. Under the tagline "It&aposs what you do in the dark that puts you in the light," the campaign honors the commitment to the 24/7 grind that each athlete pushes through in order to succeed when their moment in the spotlight comes. (Here are the Olympic hopefuls you need to start following on Instagram.)

The video, which will give any girl who&aposs ever loved gymnastics full-body chills, gives an inside look at the grueling training these ladies put into prep for the upcoming Olympics in Rio. You watch in amazement as they stretch, tumble, walk on their hands, climb ropes using only their upper body (seriously, you need to see it). But you&aposll also see them getting manis with their teammates and doing each other&aposs hair, reminding us they are a band of tight-knit young women as well as world-class athletes. (Let&aposs clear up some facts about the Zika virus before the Olympics.)

While watching them go beast-mode in the gym, you realize it isn&apost the glittery Team USA jacket that makes them such incredible gymnasts, but the culmination of all the little moments of strength, perseverance, grit, pain, beauty, and success. And those moments are something everyone can tap into, even if you have zero plans to ever do a back handspring much less walk into an Olympic arena, it inspires you to step up your own game. If these young women can flip around on a 4-inch wide beam (and potentially fall, then get right back on), you can certainly squat a little deeper or run a little farther, right?

So here&aposs to every girl who skips happy hour to hit the gym, who runs in the rain, or who gets up before the birds in the morning. Whether it&aposs in hopes of reaching the spotlight someday or just reaching a new personal record, you all have a little inner athlete inside of you.


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