Olympic Gold medalist Michael Phelps takes in 12,000 calories a day. For most men the reccomended intake is 2,000 per day.
Phelps’ diet – which involves ingesting 4,000 calories every time he sits down for a meal – resembles that of a reckless overeater rather than an Olympian.
Phelps lends a new spin to the phrase “Breakfast of Champions” by starting off his day by eating three fried-egg sandwiches loaded with cheese, lettuce, tomatoes, fried onions and mayonnaise.
He follows that up with two cups of coffee, a five-egg omelet, a bowl of grits, three slices of French toast topped with powdered sugar and three chocolate-chip pancakes.
At lunch, Phelps gobbles up a pound of enriched pasta and two large ham and cheese sandwiches slathered with mayo on white bread – capping off the meal by chugging about 1,000 calories worth of energy drinks.
For dinner, Phelps really loads up on the carbs – what he needs to give him plenty of energy for his five-hours-a-day, six-days-a-week regimen – with a pound of pasta and an entire pizza.
He washes all that down with another 1,000 calories worth of energy drinks.
I literally don’t think I’m physically capable of coming close to eating that much. I’d be ready to quit after my 1st mayonaise-slathered-ham sandwich. Imagine what that entire pizza feels like at the end of the day after you’ve already ingested all that garbage. I suppose he burns it all off though. Now that I know Phelps’ diet I believe the greatest swimmer in the world is actually Kobayashi. And speaking of Kobayashi, I am officially boycotting the Olympics until Hot Dog Eating is added.