As eliteatlet when you know that you should take good care of his body, and for many of them, they also try to keep the weight down to be competitive as a swimmer, gymnast, runner or cyclist.
the trick is to do it in a healthy way, so it does not end up in mental health problems or with an eating disorder.
DR have focus on the subject and sent on Monday, the documentary 'Svømmestjerner - Under the surface' - you can look HERE . Here told in past and present elitesvømmere on a rough trænerstil, which led to psychological problems and eating disorders.
And it is far from the only swimmers, who are aware of the phenomenon of eating disorders among eliteatleter that the chase top.
- It is a really big problem. Also larger than people know. There are extremely many on the international scene, which has spiseforstyrret behavior, says runner Sara Slott Petersen, Denmark's largest atletiknavn.
She tells the DR that she knows of specific eating disorders among atletikudøvere.
Sara Slott Petersen also says that she even presses down in weight, up to important competitions, but she points out the importance of taking on again in order to avoid injuries and to take care of his health.
Also triatleten Helle Frederiksen and orienteringsløberen Maja Alm know for athletes with eating disorders.
- There is no doubt that it takes place in triatlonsporten. I know many - and also internationally, which is stopped, because the weight has been an issue. They may have felt themselves squeezed out in the extremes and degraded their bodies, says Helle Frederiksen.
Maja Alm had previously teammates with the eating disorders. She regret that she did not then spoke more openly about the trends she saw. She stresses the importance of having competent people around him.
- I have never been allowed to escalate. There have always been people around me who have helped me to work with the diet and weight in a healthy way, she says to DR.