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The Michael Phelps Diet

Posted by thelanetrain on August 14, 2008

Are you tired of being a fat-assed slob and wish that you could have the dream body like world’s greatest swimmer and multi-Olympic Gold Medalist Michael Phelps?  Then boy, do we have the diet plan for you.

If you think Michael Phelps got this physique by watching his weight and eating proper, you are horribly wrong.  According to The Wall Street Journal, Phelps eats roughly 12,000 calories a day.  To put that into perspective, that’s about six times what a normal person should eat.  Do you think you could stomach the Phelps diet for one day?

After The Jump: A typical menu for Michael Phelps (excerpted from The Wall Street Journal)

So what does this powerhouse athlete eat exactly?  Here’s a rundown for what Phelps will eat on an average day (and yes, he eats everything listed below):

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.

Nauseous yet?

So if you want the body of an Olympian, you need to eat like Rosie O’Donnell.  Oh, and there’s also that part about swimming for 5+ hours a day plus weight training and cardio, but that’s like…optional (sorta).


26 Responses to “The Michael Phelps Diet”

  1. “Do you think you could stomach the Phelps diet for one day?”

    The bigger question is do you think you could do the same amount of physical training as Phelps?

  2. ashley said

    Dear Michael how do you pay for all of your 12,000 calorie diet? Dose you girl friend think you are a pig???

  3. Mariana said

    ohh não acredito! ¬¬’

  4. Mariana said

    Liindo! *-*

  5. steve wolleben said

    i think i can

  6. Avanti said

    Well, I do swim like 3 hours a day.
    So I could probably do like 8,000 calories.
    Haha I probably do that now anyway.
    I eat like ten times a day:]]

  7. taniavaldez said

    He is blessed with a fast metabolism. Usually these people they have a hard time keeping the weight ON. Most athletes dont diet,they eat healthy plus all that training. Let’s see a couple month after how he is gonna pudge just little.

  8. Mike said

    Oh come on. In order to eat that much, the kid would have to either
    a) have some serious genetic abnormality that woudl require him to eat enormous amounts for maintenance alone
    b) be on some serious roids. And I mean heavy.

  9. shanelle said

    hi michael shanelle here again how are things going well i’m writing to say hi and that i still have a huge crush on ya love you.hugs and kises and lots of love from your girl shanelle here in trinidad.

  10. shanelle said

    wat omg i can’t believe eats that much i can’t even eat 2,000 calories a’s michael you really have a big apetite but i stilllove you.bye.from shanelle your one true fan.

  11. shanelle said

    hi michael shanelle here again wats shakin bebe.

  12. Mike said

    u r all fat

  13. Miker said

    u r all fat still

  14. Miker said

    ur all fat


  16. Damn said

    Damn…he’s got a girlfriend?
    There goes hope for the millions of girls who want him.

  17. rachel said

    hey michael I think I could do ur diet. I loveee swimming so it won’t be too hard. And if I ate as much as u it wouldn’t show cuz it all burns off when u swim a lot or exersize! And I loveee u!! Ur an amazing swimmer and cute! Congratss on the beijing olympics! I love you! Xoxo, rachel<33

  18. Lolita said

    WOOOOOOw! What the – Damn, Michael you have a lot of guts,i mean u said u just eat,sleep and swim but wow that’s like literal. But hey u wouldn’t be Michael Phelps if u didn’t. Love u lots! Chao!!! Besos y abrazos!

  19. Lolita said

    By the way congrats on ur 8 gold medals in the olympics. Uhmmm, do u mind me asking if by some small possibility and speck of a chance that ur…i don’t know….well…human? Just curious?

  20. paul said

    he doesnt read this you idiots

    whats the matter with you

  21. Kim Potter said

    what a stuid!! I wish I could eat like that and look like that.

  22. roxy said

    I love Michael Phelps so much I meAn like really he rox!
    I think that if I would eat that much and then go swimming I would puke!

  23. Michael Phelps is the best and be is soooooooooo cute!
    And I totally agree with Roxy I would so puke in the pool at my swim practice.

  24. Hi my full name is annasophiamariatiffenaestelle Prider and I love Michael Phelps

  25. Kevin said

    12,000? thats bullshit. in his book it says he only eats 10,000

  26. Cheetah said

    Hmm…he must poo a lot. Kinda makes him seem not so *hot*.

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