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Olympics: An Olympic Diet

American Olympic swimmer, and multiple medal winner, Michael Phelps's Olympic recipe for success:

- It involves eating a staggering 12,000 calories a day. By comparison, the average man of the same age needs to ingest about 2,000 calories a day.
- He starts off his day by eating three fried-egg sandwiches loaded with cheese, lettuce, tomatoes, fried onions and mayonnaise.
- He follows that up with two cups of coffee, a five-egg omelet, a bowl of grits, three slices of French toast topped with powdered sugar and three chocolate-chip pancakes.
- At lunch, Phelps gobbles up a pound of enriched pasta and two large ham and cheese sandwiches slathered with mayo on white bread - capping off the meal by chugging about 1,000 calories worth of energy drinks.
- For dinner, Phelps really loads up on the carbs with a pound of pasta and an entire pizza!! He washes all that down with another 1,000 calories worth of energy drinks.

Wow! I guess you can eat like that when you're putting your body through a rigorous five-hours-a-day, six-days-a-week regimen, and all the while still be able to look like this: