Monday, September 15, 2008

Michael Phelps eats 12,000 calories a day

A few weeks ago, a friend of Pound360 said he had heard Michael Phelps eats 6-8 thousand calories a day. We scoffed. How could that be! The guy is absolutely cut, and while Pound360 does a little exercising, we find it's harder to get through a workout when we eat a lot.

So we did our homework. And it turns out our friend was wrong. Totally wrong. Phelps eats TWELVE thousand calories a day,
reports the NY Post. We are shocked. Here's breakfast:

"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."

Dinner includes a pound of pasta and an ENTIRE pizza.

Could all of that eating be damaging his body? When the human body converts food to energy,
there are harmful byproducts (like free radicals). Then again, all the physical activity Phelps is doing could keep toxins in check.
(Photo by Karen Blaha)

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