The Michael Phelps Diet Will Not Help You Lose Weight

In a beautiful bit of detail-oriented reporting, the BBC busts out a detailed report on Olympian Michael Phelps’s unique diet. We can let the BBC have the glory of telling you all about the dude’s lunch and dinner, but to get you salivating, here’s a typical breakfast:

[T]hree 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

The champion swimmer puts down about 10,000 calories a day, which is apparently just enough to keep up with his ferocious aquatic schedule. Do not—repeat, do not—attempt the Michael Phelps diet at home.

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