Could You Handle Ryan Lochte’s 8,000-Calorie Diet?

By: Jon Corrigan

You get out what you put in – and when it comes to U.S. Olympic swimmer Ryan Lochte’s diet, he puts in a lot.

In order to compete at the highest level of his sport, it’s reported that Lochte consumes between 6,000 and 8,000 calories a day.

Getting excited for dinner tonight. @gcooks22 hooked it up for me. Gotta get my calorie intake in tonight.

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And it’s not just chicken, rice and broccoli. The swimmer is a soda junkie, loves fatty pasta dishes and claims he’s eaten pizza and wings every Friday since he was 8-years-old.

According to BroBible, here’s what Lochte typically eats everyday:

• 6 eggs, scrambled: 597 calories
—with ham, 1 slice: 46 calories
—with spinach, 1 cup: 41 calories
—with diced tomatoes, 1/2 cup: 25 calories
• Hash browns, 1 cup: 413 calories
• Pancakes, plain, 2: 298 calories
• Oatmeal, plain, 1 cup: 166 calories
• 1 banana: 105 calories
Total: 1,691 calories

• Avocado toast
— with 1/2 an avocado: 145 calories
—with whole-wheat bread slice: 69 calories
—with spinach, 5 leaves: 12 calories
—with 1 egg: 91 calories
—with hot sauce: 1 calorie
—with tofu sausage: 120 calories
Total: 438 calories

• Fettuccine alfredo: 950 calories
—with chicken: 282 calories
• Water with lemon-flavored MiO drops: 0 calories
Total: 1,232 calories

• Peanut butter Kind bar: 200 calories
Total: 200 calories

• Domino’s pizza, cheese, 3 slices: 870 calories
• Domino’s BBQ wings, 4: 960 calories
—with bleu cheese: 240 calories
• Mountain Dew, 2 12-ounce servings: 340 calories
Total: 2,410 calories

• Mint chocolate chip ice cream, 1 cup: 300 calories
Total: 300 calories

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