Friday, August 15, 2008

Michael Phelps' Diet


Just how does the most amazing athlete of all time, mega swimmer Michael Phelps eat?
Amazingly, is the answer.
The athlete eats about 12.000 calories a day. That's 12 THOUSAND. Here's a sample of his diet:
"...a large bowl of porridge; three doorstep-sized sandwiches of white bread, butter, fried egg, fried onion, lettuce, tomato and mayonnaise; a five-egg omelette tastefully garnished with parsley; three slices of French toast liberally sprinkled with sugar; three pancakes topped with chocolate chips; and two large cups of coffee. That's breakfast. Yummy.

Next to it is lunch, which consists of 1lb (that's a very large bowl) of pasta with tomato sauce; two large ham-and-cheese sandwiches with more lettuce, tomato and don't forget the mayo; plus four bottles of a proprietary high-energy sports drink that always makes me burp. For dinner, it's another pound of pasta, a large cheese-and-tomato pizza, and another four bottles of the same proprietary high-energy sports drink...."

Definitely worth a read. Look at the last part of the feature, especially. I would also recommend that you watch the 2-minute video. Click here for more.

2 comments:

James said...

That kind of engine needs all the fuel it can get to run the way it's been running.
I bet Phelps' engine is not that of a Prius, though....

Sra said...

Wow. I wish I could eat like that and look like that. Then again, if I worked out like that, I probably could.