Sport Michael Phelps reveals his 12,000-calorie diet was a myth, but he still ate so much food

18:26  16 june  2017
18:26  16 june  2017 Source:   For The Win

Michael Phelps reveals his 12,000-calorie diet was a myth, but he still ate so much food

  Michael Phelps reveals his 12,000-calorie diet was a myth, but he still ate so much food Phelps was an eating machine during his Olympic days.But he still wants to clear up something about his diet.

Olympic swimmer Michael Phelps ’s diet has been the stuff of legends since his eating habits were televised during his historic performance during the 2008 Games in Beijing. In the midst of his run to eight gold medals, which elevated him above Mark Spitz for most golds won at a single Olympics

Olympic swimmer Michael Phelps ' diet has been the stuff of legends since his eating habits were televised during his historic performance during the 2008 Games in Beijing. In the midst of his run to eight gold medals, which elevated him above Mark Spitz for most golds won at a single Olympics

Michael Phelps reveals his 12,000-calorie diet was a myth, but he still ate so much food© Getty Images Michael Phelps reveals his 12,000-calorie diet was a myth, but he still ate so much food NEW YORK-The days of Michael Phelps wolfing down food to keep up with his rigorous swimming training are gone.

But he still wants to clear up something about his diet. During a Q&A session at an event for Krave Jerky at Manhattan's Chelsea Piers, Phelps talked about his eating habits and mentioned the legendary "12,000-calorie diet" in scare quotes before going into what he meant:

"Don't believe everything you read. The stories were just ridiculous. I was probably eating anywhere between like 8 to 10 [thousand] probably at my peak where I was really growing. Still, it became a job."

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Olympic gold medalist Michael Phelps says a story about him consuming 12 , 000 calories a day while training for the Beijing Olympics just isn't true. Wednesday, Phelps told Ryan Seacrest in an interview that it was a myth . "I never ate that much ," Phelps said.

The Michael Phelps Diet – Fact or Fiction? We tend to build up our heroes and stars into the stuff of myth and legend. The Michael Phelps diet legend was just that, legend, according to the swimmer. 12 , 000 calories per day? Not so much .

This is a fantastic quote for a lot of reasons. First, it was myth-busting that he ate up to 12,000 calories a day.

But second, and it's hilarious, he was still eating anywhere from 8,000 to 10,000 calories anyway!!!!!

That's still SO. MUCH. FOOD.

I did a little searching and found this breakdown on Active.com of what cyclists eat to ingest 8,000 calories. It included what that many calories looks like in a hypothetical diet:

22 eggs for breakfast

3 cereal bars

14 20 oz. bottles of sports drink

4 cups of rice

2 cups of granola with fruit

8 chicken breasts

4 bananas

That's how much you'd have to eat to get to 8,000. So although it turns out that Phelps didn't house 12,000 a day, he was still scarfing down tons.

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