Micheal Phelps, 8 times Olympic Gold Medal winner. Average calorie intake when training = 12,000 per day. Recommended daily intake for the average man = 2500!!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QXRvXtcSu14 - Hugely excited news readers.
Can you explain why Micheal Phelps needs to take in more than four time the recommended amount on calories?
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/7562840.stm - See related article Food for Fuel
http://www.nhs.uk/chq/pages/1126.aspx?categoryid=51&subcategoryid=165 - NHS.co.uk re: Diet