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stevenwjoe
March 30th, 2010, 02:40 AM
I had to post this clip about the Michael Phelps 12,000 cal diet. The experiment was done on a national level and a little laughter is good for recovery after a hard swim workout.

YouTube- Michael Phelps 12,000 Calorie Diet Test by Fat Guy Nation

Lump
March 30th, 2010, 09:55 AM
Thats great! :applaud:

pwolf66
March 30th, 2010, 11:46 AM
I love the guy who went back and stole his buddy's water wings!!!

funkyfish
March 30th, 2010, 02:39 PM
Many moons ago when I was trying to gain weight, the most I was able to eat in one day was 4000, and that was just one day, the day afterward I didn't feel like eating very much. I therefore confess that I can't swim as fast as Phelps due to my unusually small stomach which prevents me from consuming 12,000 calories a day.
:bouncing:

orca1946
March 30th, 2010, 05:42 PM
I guess that is another thing that he can do that I can't !:D

Jimbosback
April 1st, 2010, 11:25 AM
I guess that is another thing that he can do that I can't !:D


I think I can eat 12,000 a day, but I am sure I can't burn 12,000 a day. I'd gain about 10 pounds a week. Great vid. :applaud:

Jazz Hands
April 1st, 2010, 11:27 AM
Many moons ago when I was trying to gain weight, the most I was able to eat in one day was 4000, and that was just one day, the day afterward I didn't feel like eating very much. I therefore confess that I can't swim as fast as Phelps due to my unusually small stomach which prevents me from consuming 12,000 calories a day.
:bouncing:

I really don't think he ever ate that much. Maybe 6,000 on average, tops. Which is still a lot.

stevenwjoe
April 1st, 2010, 12:41 PM
If I remember he said 12,000 in an interview and the writer said it was probably more like 6,000, which certainly seems more reasonable. I think he might have a tendency to exaggerate, he is probably not even counting. Anyway, he better keep swimming, lol.

bamueller
April 1st, 2010, 03:48 PM
If I remember he said 12,000 in an interview and the writer said it was probably more like 6,000, which certainly seems more reasonable. I think he might have a tendency to exaggerate, he is probably not even counting. Anyway, he better keep swimming, lol.

This sounds more accurate. I think sumo wrestlers eat near 12,000 cal/day. It's amazing that he can eat that much and burn that much to remain thin.

debaru
April 1st, 2010, 04:13 PM
I remember reading somewhere that his daily calorie intake was more like 10,000. During the 2008 Olympics I saw a short bio on TV that showed him at Taco Bell with his tray of food. I could not believe how much stuff he had on that tray. I would venture to guess there was easily 3000+ calories worth of food, and that was only one meal! :dinner: