Thread: 10K calorie a day diet (Phelps)
8/19/2008 10:41pm, #1
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10K calorie a day diet (Phelps)
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8/20/2008 2:32pm, #2
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8/20/2008 2:38pm, #3
I've heard of this but am too lazy to click the link.
I remember when I was 16 or 17 I clocked in at 5kcal/day, due to teenage growth spurt and training 5x/week.
It wreaked havoc on my bowels, particularly since it wasn't a good set of food (highly processed, lots of milk when I'm somewhat lactose intolerant, and generally just not varied enough). I wonder how Phelps' butt is doing.
8/20/2008 3:20pm, #4
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Quick summary, because I did read it: My gawd, he eats a lot, don't try this at home or you'll get fat and need rotorooter for your arteries.
"Breakfast: Three fried egg sandwiches; cheese; tomatoes; lettuce; fried onions; mayonnaise; three chocolate-chip pancakes; five-egg omelette; three sugar-coated slices of French toast; bowl of grits; two cups of coffee
Lunch: Half-kilogram (one pound) of enriched pasta; two large ham and cheese sandwiches with mayonnaise on white bread; energy drinks
Dinner: Half-kilogram of pasta, with carbonara sauce; large pizza; energy drinks"
8/20/2008 4:51pm, #5
I call bs, just 3 meals a day? And that kind of junk is bad even if you're burning calories like carazy. I'd say it's disinformation to put off people figuring out his real diet.
8/20/2008 6:18pm, #6
Originally Posted by Odacon
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8/20/2008 6:25pm, #7Originally Posted by Odacon
Dude, he needs to eat that "junk" for it's caloric density, not for it's health benefits. It's not a daily diet, but a competition one.
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8/20/2008 6:25pm, #8
I saw another article along the same lines in The Guardian, and it looks like they're all drawing from this NY Post article. Caveat lector.
I've read some justifications of said diet, mostly along the lines of "he needs lots of calorie-dense food to sustain his exercise volume", but I suspect that if he is actually eating as described in the article, he's just eating whatever he feels like.
8/20/2008 11:02pm, #9Originally Posted by Odacon
I'll bet he drops a deuce every four hours, though.