Saturday, February 20, 2010

The Michael Phelps Diet: 12,000 Calories Per Day

Wondering how Olympic swimmer Michael Phelps fuels up? From the Wall Street Journal's Health Blog, Phelps' typical menu includes (and no, he doesn't choose among these options. He eats them all...)

Breakfast: Three fried-egg sandwiches loaded with cheese, lettuce, tomatoes, fried onions and mayonnaise. Two cups of coffee. One five-egg omelet. One bowl of grits. Three slices of French toast topped with powdered sugar. Three chocolate-chip pancakes.

Lunch: One pound of enriched pasta. Two large ham and cheese sandwiches with mayo on white bread. Energy drinks packing 1,000 calories.

Dinner: One pound of pasta. An entire pizza. More energy drinks.
When training for my first half-Ironman, I was forced to increase my daily intake to 6,000 calories a day for several months. Blech. I thought I'd like it. I didn't.

1 comment:

Tri To Do It All said...

I read this when he was going for record number of gold metals. No wonder guys like him stop competing and get fat.