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Michael Phelps' Legendary 12,000 Calorie-a-Day Diet is a Myth

Remember during the 2008 Summer Olympics when the story came out about Michael Phelps 12,000 calorie-a-day diet? Well, Phelps told Ryan Seacrest that his legendary appetite was a bit exaggerated. From USA Today:

“I never ate that much,” Phelps said. “It’s all a myth. I’ve never eaten that many calories.”

Said Phelps: “I wish. It’s too much though. It’s pretty much impossible.”

Way back in 2008 the New York Post reported this absurd diet:

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.

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.

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.

First of all, what’s Michael Phelps’ deal? What an elitist, eating three meals a day as opposed to one day-long super-meal. It’s disgusting. If that wasn’t bad enough, Phelps also admitted to listening to Skrillex before meets. Skrillex.

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[USA Today, h/t Spence]

 

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