Phelps Ate A 12,000 Calorie A Day Diet During Olympic Training, But Did It Need To Be High-Carb?

Filed under: In The News — @ August 17, 2008

Michael Phelps won a record 8 gold medals at Beijing Olympics

Have you ever wondered what a world-class Olympian has to eat in order to compete at such a high level? I know that sounds a bit odd thinking about the diet of a swimmer like Michael Phelps, but you’re gonna flip when you see this. Phelps consumed (hold on to your hat!) 12,000 calories a day during his Olympic training. Not 2,000 or 3,000 which would be enough calories for the typical active man. Try multiplying that by a factor of 4-6! Holy mackerel!!!

Here’s his typical breakfast to get his day going when he’s training and competing:


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