While watching a segment on Michael Phelps’ ridiculous daily workout regimen, I said to my wife, “Good Lord! He must have to consume 20,000 calories a day just to maintain his body weight!”
Turns out I wasn’t that far off. According to an article in today’s New York Post, the Olympic swimmer (and talk of America) takes in a whopping 12,000 calories a day!
While it’s not recommended that you, or I, or any other Joe-can’t-swim-a-lap try to emulate Phielps’ eating habits, you can’t help but feel just a little bit envious of a guy who puts down that much food in a given day, and yet is in peak physical condition.
Just look at what he eats on a daily basis!
Breakfast: “Phelps lends a new spin to the phrase “Breakfast of Champions” by starting off his day by eating three fried-egg sandwiches loaded with cheese, lettuce, tomatoes, fried onions and mayonnaise.
He follows that up 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.”
Lunch: “At lunch, Phelps gobbles up a pound of enriched pasta and two large ham and cheese sandwiches slathered with mayo on white bread – capping off the meal by chugging about 1,000 calories worth of energy drinks.”
Dinner: “For dinner, Phelps really loads up on the carbs – what he needs to give him plenty of energy for his five-hours-a-day, six-days-a-week regimen – with a pound of pasta and an entire pizza.
He washes all that down with another 1,000 calories worth of energy drinks.”
Somewhere Homer Simpson just had an embolism.