Proper Diet an Essential Part of Kim Yu-na’s Success

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For the world’s top athletes, food must become a science. They need to constantly keep track of what they eat, even how much water they drink, to ensure that their body is in peak physical condition.




Figure skating champ Kim Yu-na rigorously “limits her calorie intake to 1,200 kcal per day during both the on- and off- season,” her former coach Shin Hye-sook said. But the demanding efforts of figure skating can burn as much as eight kcal per minute, comparable that of handball players. So how can Kim perform if she is only consuming 60 percent of recommended daily intake for an average woman of 2,000 kcal?

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