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12,000 calories a day

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He told NBC he begins the day by eating three fried-egg sandwiches with cheese, lettuce, tomatoes, fried onions and mayonnaise.

Phelps' washes it down 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 with lashings of mayo on white bread - and chasing the sammies with 1,000 calories worth of energy drinks.

Then dinner is served, Phelps five-hours-a-day, six-days-a-week regimen is rewarded with a pound of pasta and an entire pizza.

Followed by 1,000 calories worth of energy drinks, again.

http://blogs.wsj.com/health/2008/08/13/the-michael-phelps-diet-dont-try-it-at-home/
 

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I wonder how many people will go on the "Phelps Diet" now? then 2 weeks later complain at how they put on 15lbs of fat.
 

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I'm pretty sure Phelps trains 4-5 hours per day so he probably burns, just in those sessions, at least 5,000 calories.
 

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I'm pretty sure Phelps trains 4-5 hours per day so he probably burns, just in those sessions, at least 5,000 calories.

12k calories is a hell of a lot and judging from the article he is having them from 3 meals only.

I just don't believe it until I see it.

Btw. not the healthiest of foods he is taking in.
 

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you'd think the greatest swimmer in the world would have a dietitian.
 

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Usain Bolt ate nuggets for lunch and dinner b4 he broke the 100m record:wutyousay:
 

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Well when you have a fast as fuck metabolism and burn another couple thousand in the pool you gotta eat that much.
 

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12.000 is a bit much thouhg I think he really needs a big amount of calories to cover his daily activities
 

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I don't believe it. I read in another source it was 6k. Who to trust ?

Besides, to burn that many calories swimming he would have to swim all day long. Just impossible and keep in mind most of those calories come from really shitty food. He should really look and take care of that diet of his. It will take him nowhere good. Well, besides winning 8 gold medals xD
 

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Phelps personally said 8-10k calories per day so I'm not sure where 12k calories came from. As far as healthy foods I'd like to see anyone eat that many calories from all clean sources...you couldn't do it.
 

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I wonder how many people will go on the "Phelps Diet" now? then 2 weeks later complain at how they put on 15lbs of fat.

:bowroflarms:


Question to those that might know,
whats the Avg calories burned when swimming?
 

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I really don't believe that adds up to 12,000, maybe 8,000...
 

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I don't believe it. I read in another source it was 6k. Who to trust ?

Besides, to burn that many calories swimming he would have to swim all day long. Just impossible and keep in mind most of those calories come from really shitty food. He should really look and take care of that diet of his. It will take him nowhere good. Well, besides winning 8 gold medals xD

I read the same thing. I wouldnt be surprised if Phelps is playing a few mind games saying he 'eats what ever he wants etc'.
 
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