Ryan Lochte’s Gargantuan Olympic Training Diet


Remember eating a ton of spaghetti made by Joey’s mom before a track meet in middle school? Yeah, these Olympian meals are nothing like that. In the lead-up to the Rio Summer Games, we spoke to five badass athletes about their good luck foods, what they eat the night before the biggest race of their life, and more important—how they celebrate after it’s all over.

Every Friday of his life, Ryan Lochte has pizza and wings. It doesn’t matter if he’s in China, Houston, or Rio, he will find it and eat it. Domino’s is everywhere. Because this is a family tradition, and you can’t let down your family.

In the lead-up to the Rio Olympics, we spoke with Lochte after a training practice, about the meals he eats the night before big races. And by big races we mean “head-to-head-with-Michael-F*cking-Phelps.” Watch him in the men’s 200m individual medley on August 10.

Me hungry!! @jennjonesatl #newlook #dye

A photo posted by Ryanlochte (@ryanlochte) on Jul 31, 2016 at 1:14pm PDT

First of all, this guy takes in 7-8,000 calories a day. “I don’t get sick of it,” he said, referring to the act of eating itself. “When I first started [professionally swimming], I was eating peanut butter and jelly sandwiches and now I’ve stopped. I was just constantly eating, and I was getting tired of eating. My jaw was getting sore. But I guess I’ve been doing it for so long—I’ve been doing it for 12 years—that it’s eerie now. If I’m not eating, then something is wrong.

The 8K day begins with eggs. Ha! Did we say eggs? We mean five to six eggs…with spinach, tomatoes, and ham…

And hash browns (or some kind of potatoes).

And pancakes.

And oatmeal (“I love oatmeal”).

And fruit.

And French …read more

Source:: Bon Appetit