Michael Phelps: Greatest Olympic Eater of All Time

phelps1 Michael Phelps: Greatest Olympic Eater of All Time

Yeahhhhh!!!!.....The pizza guy is here!!!

According to this New York Post article, Michael Phelps isn’t just the most decorated Olympic champion of all time, he may also be one of the world’s greatest eaters.

“Eat, sleep and swim. That’s all I can do,” Phelps told NBC when asked what he needs to win medals. “Get some calories into my system and try to recover the best I can.”

SOME CALORIES….obviously Mr. Phelps is a master of the understatement.

According to the Post, the following is a visual representation of EXACTLY the type and amount of food that Michael Phelps eats on a daily basis.

Breakfast:

Three fried-egg sandwiches loaded with cheese, lettuce, tomatoes, fried onions and mayonnaise.

 Michael Phelps: Greatest Olympic Eater of All Time

 Michael Phelps: Greatest Olympic Eater of All Time

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Two cups of coffee.

 Michael Phelps: Greatest Olympic Eater of All Time

One five-egg omelet.

 Michael Phelps: Greatest Olympic Eater of All Time

One bowl of grits.

 Michael Phelps: Greatest Olympic Eater of All Time

Three slices of French toast topped with powdered sugar.

french toast Michael Phelps: Greatest Olympic Eater of All Time

Three chocolate-chip pancakes

 Michael Phelps: Greatest Olympic Eater of All Time

Breakfast’s finished…time for a nap.

Lunch:

One pound of enriched pasta.

 Michael Phelps: Greatest Olympic Eater of All Time

Two large ham and cheese sandwiches with mayo on white bread.

 Michael Phelps: Greatest Olympic Eater of All Time

 Michael Phelps: Greatest Olympic Eater of All Time

Energy drinks packing 1,000 calories.

 Michael Phelps: Greatest Olympic Eater of All Time

Exactly how long does he have to wait to get back into the pool after eating this meal?

Dinner:

One pound of pasta.

 Michael Phelps: Greatest Olympic Eater of All Time

An entire pizza.

 Michael Phelps: Greatest Olympic Eater of All Time

More energy drinks.

 Michael Phelps: Greatest Olympic Eater of All Time

Well that’s it:

12,000 Calories…divided over 3 gigantic meals.

And he looks like this…

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Rubbing the Buddha's belly for good luck

What would happen if a normal person tried to eat 12,000 calories a day.

Well, why don’t we ask Jared?

You know, Jared. Jared Fogle?…The Subway Diet guy.

Right. That Jared.

Well, according to Jared, back before he invented the submarine sandwich, he was a pretty big guy.

How big.

435 pounds big.

jared fogle before Michael Phelps: Greatest Olympic Eater of All Time

And how did he get this big?

By eating 10,000 calories a day.

Not 12,000 like Michael Phelps but close.

The Jared Fogle See-Food Diet

So what did Jared’s pre-Subway diet look like?

“Every day for breakfast, he’d have two bacon, egg and cheese sandwiches, with a large order of hash browns, a large coffee with cream and 10 packets of sugar”.

“Lunch was an entire pizza — extra meat, extra cheese, and of course dessert”.

“For a mid-afternoon snack, he would usually have two large bean burritos with extra cheese”.

“And for dinner? That usually consisted of not one or two, but three trips to the Chinese buffet, and ice cream for dessert”.

And we’re not finished yet. He usually topped off each day with a late-night snack – not a warm glass of milk, but a hamburger, French fries and some kind of dessert”.

urp…I feel sick….and confused.

How can two men eat the same amount of food and one becomes an Olympic swimming god while the other becomes obese and depressed?

Well, I think it may have something to do with the fact that one of them trains for six hours a day, six days a week, without fail. His workouts consist of swimming 50 miles a week along with hitting the weight room.

I will let you decide who I am talking about.


Thanks.

Doug Robb is a personal trainer, a fitness blogger and author, a competitive athlete, a social media nerd and a student of nutrition and exercise science. Since 2008, Doug has brought his real-world experience online via his health & fitness blog, Health Habits.

10 Comments

  1. CockJuggler

    May 2, 2011 at 1:28 pm

    that’s a lot of dayumn food! :P

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  4. totaltransformation

    August 16, 2008 at 9:41 pm

    What did you say McBloggenstein? I was still laughing at myself for saying “duties.” I will eventually grow up- I hope.

  5. McBloggenstein

    August 16, 2008 at 3:04 pm

    You guessed the wrong one, John.

    Are you calling me a fatophile? :-?

  6. totaltransformation

    August 16, 2008 at 12:34 pm

    “I think I’m gay for him.”

    McBloggenstein, you should know that Jared is married. My wife and I got married by the same pastor who performed part of Jared’s wedding ceremony. I say part because Jared is Jewish and there was also a rabbi there- they somehow split the duties.

  7. totaltransformation

    August 16, 2008 at 12:31 pm

    “Exactly how long does he have to wait to get back into the pool after eating this meal?”

    When my wife and I read the story about Phelps, the first thing my wife said was, “Does he have to wait longer than 2 hours before getting in the pool?”

  8. froggywoogie

    August 15, 2008 at 8:53 pm

    I don’t dare thinking his future health and body shape the day he’ll have to stop training that hard because it will happen, whilst bad eating habits are hard to stop.

  9. DR

    August 15, 2008 at 11:18 pm

    Not that there is anything wrong with that

  10. McBloggenstein

    August 15, 2008 at 11:08 pm

    I think I’m gay for him.

    I will let you decide who I am talking about.

    j/k

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