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Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Don't try this at home

The basic principle of weight-loss is that you should burn more calories excercising than you consume on a daily basis. The opposite is also true - if you consume more calories than you burn off you will gain weight. Not exactly rocket science. The general guideline for a typical person to maintain their weight is 2000 calories a day for women and 2500 - 3000 calories a day for men. These figures depend on how much excercise the person is doing as well as the speed of their metabolism. So I started thinking...if you are a professional athlete and your job is to train every day what exactly do you eat to fuel your body? I checked out Michael Phelps's diet. Holy monkey. The dude consumes 12 000 calories on an average day. Here is a sample of his daily diet...


Three fried-egg sandwiches with fried onions, cheese and mayo. One omelette made with FIVE eggs. A bowl of fried bacon. Three slices of French toast with sugar. Three chocolate-chip pancakes. Nice start to the day there Mike...

500g of pasta with sauce (Just think how much 500g of pasta is!!) Two large ham and cheese sandwiches. 1000 calories-worth of energy drinks.


500g of pasta again. One pizza. 1000 calories-worth of energy drinks.

Bloody hell. The boy can eat. So he is burning off 12 000 calories a day! To put things in perspective, cyclists on the Tour de France burn off 8000 - 10 000 calories a day. Lazy bastards.

I'd like to see him laugh off the olympics and chase a career in professional eating. Surely he can get through a few hotdogs?

Jamie Who

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