Michael Phelps is a big fat pig!

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.


23 thoughts on “Michael Phelps is a big fat pig!

  1. I am curious how much of that flour he consumes is the unhealthy white kind. Also, energy drinks? Haven’t those been deemed unhealthy by just about every expert? Oh well, it obviously works for him.

  2. dude i just got sick. maybe it’s the fact all i’ve had to eat to today is fair food and paw sox vendor grub. i’m drinking a gatorade to salvage my hydration…yeah, water is boring 🙂

  3. I think its incredible. He must have so much muscle that he can just pull this off. Could you imagine if he didn’t eat for one day, or simply skipped one of those meals? It’d be like losing 5 pounds on the spot.

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