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BREAKFAST * 2 Slices of toast (no butter) with poached eggs on top. * 1 glass of 100% juice (fresh) * 1 cup of coffee (medium - 350ml) * 1 large glass of water (approx. 700 ml) MORNING * 1 low fat protein shake * 1 piece of fruit LUNCH * 2 Toasted Sandwiches with ham, tomato and cheese * 1 piece of Fruit * 1 cup of coffee (medium - 350ml) * lots of water(approx 800ml) * 2 Toasted Sandwiches with chicken, tomato and cheese * 1 piece of Fruit * 1 cup of coffee (medium - 350ml) * lots of water(approx 800ml) * 2 Toasted Sandwiches with tuna, tomato and cheese * 1 piece of Fruit * 1 cup of coffee (medium - 350ml) * lots of water(approx 800ml) * 1 large mixed salad with ham, chicken or tuna. * 1 piece of Fruit * 1 cup of coffee (medium - 350ml) * lots of water(approx 800ml) AFTERNOON * 1 low fat protein smoothie * 1 piece of fresh fruit DINNER * Steak with fresh vegetables or large salad. * water * Chicken with fresh vegetables or large salad. * water * Fish with fresh vegetables or large salad. ...read more.

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This would be helpful in the prevention of osteoporosis. Besides this minor flaw, her diet regime specifically caters for her needs as an individual and is therefore optimum. Michelle's diet was crucial to her performance as track cycling is a sport which requires a muscular and lean body (low body fat levels) and a high energy diet. This includes consuming foods that are high in protein, vitamins and carbohydrates. A balance of these with the addition of frequent meals is vital for a healthy diet and especially for a sprint athlete's performance. There is also overwhelming evidence that adequate dietary carbohydrates are needed for maximum performance. From Michelle's weekly diet, her frequent intakes of protein (protein shakes, meat, bread) and carbohydrates (smoothie, fruit juice, bread) can be seen at every meal. This satisfies her body's demands for a high energy diet. Michelle Ferris' diet had given her the perfect ingredients for success in that it gave her the strength and power to perform to her peak. Without enough carbohydrate in her diet, she would never have found the energy to compete in her sprint events. Her high protein diet ensured the replenishment of protein fuel after lengthy and intense training sessions. ...read more.

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Her small serve of pasta makes up the sufficient amount of energy she will need - just the right amount. The major differences in diet between an elite athlete and an average person are: * strictness of diet regime - self discipline is important to an elite athlete in order to maintain the optimum level of fitness. This might not be as important to an average person unless they desire good fitness. * Individual needs - a top performing athlete will need, for example, more energy foods in their diet than an average person will. If the average person followed that same diet, they will probably gain weight more - the average person will only need to meet their body requirements for good health. * Varied diet - an athlete's diet will have more balance and variation while the average person will eat whatever they "feel" like, e.g. junk food. * Energy & Carbohydrates - an athlete will need 2 to 3 times more energy than the average person. They would therefore consume more complex carbohydrates for supplying this energy. * Water - athletes will need to be hydrated regularly as they lose most of their fluids through perspiration. Michelle Ferris (Dual Olympic Silver Medallist) Michelle Ferris is a retired track cycling sprint specialist who focused on the sprint, 500m time trial and Keirin events. Caran Cheung ...read more.

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