Michael Phelps: Greatest Olympic Eater of All Time

Yeahhhhh!!!!.....The pizza guy is here!!!
Yeahhhhh!!!!.....The pizza guy is here!!!

According to this New York Post article, Michael Phelps isn’t just the most decorated Olympic champion of all time, he may also be one of the world’s greatest eaters.

“Eat, sleep and swim. That’s all I can do,” Phelps told NBC when asked what he needs to win medals. “Get some calories into my system and try to recover the best I can.”

SOME CALORIES….obviously Mr. Phelps is a master of the understatement.

According to the Post, the following is a visual representation of EXACTLY the type and amount of food that Michael Phelps eats on a daily basis.


Three fried-egg sandwiches loaded with cheese, lettuce, tomatoes, fried onions and mayonnaise.


Two cups of coffee.

One five-egg omelet.

One bowl of grits.

Three slices of French toast topped with powdered sugar.


Three chocolate-chip pancakes

Breakfast’s finished…time for a nap.


One pound of enriched pasta.

Two large ham and cheese sandwiches with mayo on white bread.

Energy drinks packing 1,000 calories.

Exactly how long does he have to wait to get back into the pool after eating this meal?


One pound of pasta.

An entire pizza.

More energy drinks.

Well that’s it:

12,000 Calories…divided over 3 gigantic meals.

And he looks like this…

hey, watch where you put that hand! I'm an Olympic champion dammit!!!
Rubbing the Buddha's belly for good luck

What would happen if a normal person tried to eat 12,000 calories a day.

Well, why don’t we ask Jared?

You know, Jared. Jared Fogle?…The Subway Diet guy.

Right. That Jared.

Well, according to Jared, back before he invented the submarine sandwich, he was a pretty big guy.

How big.

435 pounds big.

And how did he get this big?

By eating 10,000 calories a day.

Not 12,000 like Michael Phelps but close.

The Jared Fogle See-Food Diet

So what did Jared’s pre-Subway diet look like?

“Every day for breakfast, he’d have two bacon, egg and cheese sandwiches, with a large order of hash browns, a large coffee with cream and 10 packets of sugar”.

“Lunch was an entire pizza — extra meat, extra cheese, and of course dessert”.

“For a mid-afternoon snack, he would usually have two large bean burritos with extra cheese”.

“And for dinner? That usually consisted of not one or two, but three trips to the Chinese buffet, and ice cream for dessert”.

And we’re not finished yet. He usually topped off each day with a late-night snack – not a warm glass of milk, but a hamburger, French fries and some kind of dessert”.

urp…I feel sick….and confused.

How can two men eat the same amount of food and one becomes an Olympic swimming god while the other becomes obese and depressed?

Well, I think it may have something to do with the fact that one of them trains for six hours a day, six days a week, without fail. His workouts consist of swimming 50 miles a week along with hitting the weight room.

I will let you decide who I am talking about.

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  1. I don’t dare thinking his future health and body shape the day he’ll have to stop training that hard because it will happen, whilst bad eating habits are hard to stop.

  2. “Exactly how long does he have to wait to get back into the pool after eating this meal?”

    When my wife and I read the story about Phelps, the first thing my wife said was, “Does he have to wait longer than 2 hours before getting in the pool?”

  3. “I think I’m gay for him.”

    McBloggenstein, you should know that Jared is married. My wife and I got married by the same pastor who performed part of Jared’s wedding ceremony. I say part because Jared is Jewish and there was also a rabbi there- they somehow split the duties.

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