The Michael Phelps Olympic Diet

When it comes to energy input and energy output, the most decorated Olympian in history shows us how to work for our calories. Michael Phelps consumes a whopping 12,000 calories a day! Phelps burns these calories with a 6 days a week, 5 hours a day training regime, swimming a minimum of 80,000meters a day.

Michael Phelps weighs 165 pounds and measures 6’4. An average man with the same measurements would need only 2470 calories a day to maintain his bodyweight. That’s almost five times less than the caloric intake of the Olympic champion.

Here is a sneak peak of the Phelp’s olympic diet. Notice that the quality of the calories is out of the question.

BREAKFAST

Michael eats a whole bag of pasta this size for lunch and then another one for dinnerMichael eats a whole bag of pasta this size for lunch and then another one for dinner

  • Three fried-egg sandwiches
  • Three chocolate chip pancakes
  • A five-egg omelette
  • Three sugar-coated slices of French toast
  • A bowl of grits (maize porridge)

LUNCH

  • Half a kilogram of pasta
  • Two large ham and cheese sandwiches covered in mayonnaise
  • Gallons of energy drinks

DINNER

  • Half a kilogram of pasta
  • Pizza
  • Energy drinks

In order for anyone to have excuse to chow down on this amazing food, we would probably have to emulate Phelp’s success and training regime. The fact that Michael exercises 6 days a week, 5 hours a day, his insulin sensitivity remains constant, creating windows of opportunities before and after meals to burn away refined carbs.

Just for entertainment, a special volunteer shows us how it’s done.

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