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Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Holy Cow! The 12,000 calories a day Diet.

From The New York Post:

Swimming sensation Michael Phelps has an Olympic recipe for success - and it involves eating a staggering 12,000 calories a day. ..."Eat, sleep and swim. That's all I can do," Phelps, who won two more gold medals today, told NBC when asked what he needs to win medals. "Get some calories into my system and try to recover the best I can." ...By comparison, the average man of the same age needs to ingest about 2,000 calories a day. ....Phelps, 23, will swim 17 times over nine days of competition at the Beijing Games - meaning that he will need all the calories he can shovel in his mouth in order to keep his energy levels high

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