did you say TWELVE THOUSAND?

we were just discussing at lunch the other day the consumption of calories. my friend was frustrated because she found out that, with the way her body's metabolism worked, she was supposed to take in only 1200 calories to lose weight. totally frustrating. and OH-so typical of our plight as women...

OR, you could be michael phelps, and have THIS body:

while consuming 12,000 (that's right TWELVE THOUSAND) calories a day!

yah, i know, i know---he trains like an ANIMAL, and he burns 10 times that amount of calories in the pool, yada yada yada, but still-----just makes me want to whine a bit.

to see the "michael phelps diet" clickity here

p.s. how cool was it to see this guy get 8 gold medals for the usa? he was the total rockstar of this olympics!

21 comments:

Trina said...

What I wouldn't give to eat that many calories in one day, just once!

Also....the male swimmer's bodies...{sigh}...so fabulous.

devri said...

I don't count how many I eat in a day, maybe I'd lose all this hubba bubba if I did :)

Tiburon said...

I heart him...

Christie said...

I don't think I could even eat that many calories if I wanted to. Of course he did say that he swims an average of 50 MILES per week. Thats a lot of swimming.

Misty said...

When I heard that diet too and found out how many calories he burns a day....holy shizz....no wonder I can only eat 3000 calories a day!

Hacking it up said...

I'm thinking I should take up swimming....

Michael is the bomb!! Hooray for him!!!

Pedaling said...

i love mondays, when you have your post extravaganza!!!
phelps rocks! does he wax?

Amy said...

It isn't so hard eating 12,000 calories a day- infact I manage it quite easily. However, I don't think my slugging around the house really burns too many. Maybe that is my problem... I am going to cut down to 10,000 and maybe get below 400 lbs.

tammy said...

I would love Mikey's body...don't tell Luvpilot.

Holly H. said...

It is amazing that he consumes that much! He is so amazing though! I have LOVED the olympics this year!

tara said...

his HIPS. my word. ouch.


oh yah, the calorie thing is crazy too:)

Adam and Kristina said...

After I wrote my Michael Phelps post, I had at least 5 different people come to my blog by Googling "Michal Phelps Butterface." Who knew?

Tanja said...

Nice bod...mine would not have any type of muscle tone if I consumed 12,000 calories a day! Really?!?

Kami said...

I want to eat that many calories too! If only I had flippers for feet like he does. ;)

ps. Go USA!!

MiaKatia said...

I love ol MP!!! Yeah his diet is insane, but I could totally eat that way too if I were willing to spend my entire life in the pool. I am really proud of him and the amazing feat he pulled off for team USA!!!

Petunia said...

Thank you for the kind (well, they were kind to me) words regarding the big ole meanie silver medalist!!! Is it terrible to say that I hope she gets hers someday??? Oops--that wasn't very JackieO of me!

Amy M. said...

Seriously, I love this guy. (Yes, Yale knows about my crush.) When I heard how many calories he consumes and burns I wanted to barf. If I would actually get my chubby booty in the pool, I could some calories too. Oh well.

mary elizabeth said...

ah, i heart him.

he is seriously unreal!!! (his diet + his swimming!)

{Annie N.} said...

Dang I need to take up swimming! That guy is awesome. I started crying when he won the last one.

Ida said...

Darn it where is a pool when I need it?

Omgirl said...

I'm not sure I could even find 10,000 calories in a day w/o making myself throw up. Fried food every meal? And Jamocha shakes inbetween? Even like 12 big Macs a day wouldn't do it. Thats a crazy amount of calories! heaven help that guy when he gets older and stops exercising and can't change his eating habits.