Thursday, August 14, 2008

Michael Phelps

WOW!! Is that guy amazing. I remember my days of swimming, but I cannot imagine the quick turnaround and how much this guy can bring it on.

I read about how much food he eats a day. How about this for a diet . . .

He consumes 12,000 calories per day, or 9,500 more than the FDA recommends for an active, young male.

Phelps has to keep his intake up in order to compensate for all the calories he burns during the 30-hours per week he spends in training. He told NBC that an average day might have the following menu:

Breakfast: 3 fried egg sandwiches, 2 cups coffee, 5-egg omlette, bowl of grits, 3 pieces of french toast, 3 chocolate chip pancakes

Lunch: 1 pound pasta, 2 ham and cheese sandwiches, energy drink (1,000 calorie)

Dinner: 1 pound pasta, 1 large pizza, energy drink (1,000 calorie)

Three years ago, Phelps told an interviewer:
I eat pretty much whatever I want. I don't have a strict diet. It's all about cramming in as many calories into my system as I possibly can. To be honest with you, I have a tough time keeping weight on.

They said in one of his workouts, he expends 4,000 calories. I can't imagine the food bill, but he should not have to worry about money, it's gonna be rolling in soon, and we will be seeing his face all over the place. Then again, he worked for it.

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