Wednesday, August 29, 2012
Michael Phelps Diet - 12,000 Calories a Day? Wow!
I stumbled upon an article by Enstarz dot Com today while browsing the web. It was about the diet of the athletes at the London Olympic Games. I was impressed by the efforts of the Olympic hosts to cater for the diverse dietary demands of athletes from all over the world, serving them food 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. According to the article, the food court serving the athletes is open can serve 5,000 athletes in one sitting and an estimated 60,000 meals a day. The Brits have sure forked out some huge bucks to provide this. I sure hope that they get a good return for their huge investment into the Olympics when the games come to conclusion.
However, it was not the food court organization that really got my attention. It was the estimates of the amount of food consumed or to be consumed by the athletes - that really got my attention. For starters, an estimated 25,000 loaves of bread, 232 tons of potatoes and 75,000 liters of milk will be downed by the
athletes in addition to fruits and vegetables in excess of 330 tons by the conclusion of the games... now, that is a lot of food! Then we turn to the individual diets of some of the Olympians. The Jamaican sprinter - Yohan Blake reportedly consumes 16 bananas daily... to keep his muscles potassium levels at their peak I suppose. One Japaneses athlete is mentioned to have admitted to consuming 50 sushi servings at the conclusion of his training sessions... I wonder how soon his body digests, absorbs and assimilates all that sushi to aid his delivery in his events.
And that brings me to the big piece of info in the article - as far as I am concerned... Michael Phelps diet. The guy is reported to wallop a whooping 12,000 calories on a daily basis! Wow! Unbelievable! That supposedly aids him in maintaining high energy levels to put up a peak performance days in a row... No wonder his prowess in the swimming pool is described as something out of this world! Well, that was some interesting reading for me folks. Perhaps, it's no big news to some of you, to whom i might be over-reacting to what may be no big deal at all. I wonder what the rest of you think. Nevertheless, for those of you who are my fellow fans of the Olympics, enjoy the rest of the games! Are you struggling with weight? Get Your Diet Plan For Weight Loss HERE...!