Michael Phelps and the supposed 12000 calorie diet

By Andreas Zourdos,, BSc in Human Nutrition Michael Phelps is a multiple times Gold metalist, world record owner, and probably one of the greatest swimmers ever. In these lines we shall examine if he really is on a 12.000 calorie diet, like the mainstream media is suggesting. The story about Phelps's diet has been around the last 4 years. Even the BBC and the Guardian think it is really true. So is it? According to the these sources, Phelsp was having 2 pounds of pasta each day, lots of energy drinks, sandwiches filled with mayonaise, sweets with chocolate, all in order to make [...]