Famous Athletes Crazier Diets Ever Even Imagine

Sports Tuesday, March 9th 2021

Being an athlete takes discipline. And hard work. And perseverance. Also, apparently, a crazy appetite. Because, you see, these athletes' insane diets are par for the course when it comes to making pars on a course. So I hope you came hungry.  Here's a rundown of what your fave athletes are eating, believe it or not.

Known as "the swimmer who won all of the medals", Michael Phelps ate 12,000 calories while training for the 2008 Beijing Olympics. Breakfast included, besides tons of eggs, slices of French toast and chocolate chip pancakes. Lunch entailed a pound of pasta and heavy mayo sandwiches. Dinner was often an entire pizza. And all of this was supplemented by lots of energy drinks.

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Serena Williams

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One of the most celebrated to play the game, Serena Williams eats a highly controlled, regimented diet. She's vegan, doesn't eat processed sugar, and enjoys rice with hemp seeds for dinner. And yet, in 2016, she experimented, filming herself eating gourmet dog food at a hotel. It didn't end well.

Serena Williams - Personal Information
  • Name: Serena Williams
  • Gender: female
  • Age: 39
  • Height: 5'8" (1.75m)
  • Birthday: 1981-09-26
  • Net Worth: $210,000,000
  • Nationality: us
  • Occupation: Tennis Player, Athlete, Fashion Designer, Actor, Voice Actor, Businessperson, Writer
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