In celebration of the amazing feat of Michael Phelps in the pool this past week, let’s talk about his food for fuel diet!
For starters, I have a hard time even imagining what 8,000-10,000 calories would look like on a plate (several plates actually). Well, wonder no more… NBC has laid it out for us. Here’s a typical day of food for the swimming great!
Breakfast: Three fried-egg sandwiches loaded with cheese, lettuce, tomatoes, fried onions and mayonnaise. Two cups of coffee. One five-egg omelet. One bowl of grits. Three slices of French toast topped with powdered sugar. Three chocolate-chip pancakes.
Lunch: One pound of enriched pasta. Two large ham and cheese sandwiches with mayo on white bread. Energy drinks packing 1,000 calories.
Dinner: One pound of pasta. An entire pizza. More energy drinks.
With that being said, forget being able to swim as fast in as many races as Michael Phelps, what would YOU eat if you could metabolize that many calories in a day?
photo courtesy of BBC