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 can find here on iTunes (it is also available on Google Play and Stitcher).
Chuck Carroll is the host of 'The Exam Room' podcast by The Physicians Committee and a former news reporter. He shed 280 pounds by conquering food addiction and devoting himself to a healthier lifestyle. Nearly a decade later, he’s maintaining the weight loss by eating a plant-based diet. Going vegan once seemed unthinkable to Chuck, but now it’s going back to eating processed meat and dairy that would be inconceivable.
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