In this interview with Chuck Carroll, shared with PBN, the athlete talks about being vegan, planning an athletic diet, and why the plant-based food at Sochi’s 2014 games was so bad.
She said: “Oh, I was hungry in Sochi – let me tell you!
“That was a long time to be eating in a cafeteria that served 24-hour McDonald’s, because McDonald’s is a sponsor of the Olympics so that’s what they were serving.
“You’d be surprised the number athletes on the day of their competition we’re choosing to eat McDonald’s. I know a lot of athletes after they finished competing were treating themselves to McDonald’s as well.”
Talking about food she sent ahead to the game, Duhamel said: “I sent some protein bars and containers of beet root powder.
“I sent some squeezy oatmeal packs…they have quinoa oatmeal squeezy packs that are perfect for when you travel.
“So, I sent some boxes of those. I sent some trail mixes, dried fruits, dried apricots, dried raisins, cereal, crackers, buckwheat rice cakes with almond butter. So many miscellaneous things!
“Everything I could think of that would get squished in my own suitcases I put in those boxes.”
Chuck Carroll hosts The Exam Room by the Physicians Committee podcast, which you canfind here on iTunes(it is also available on Google Play and Stitcher).