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    Want to see what the US swimming champ is eating every day? http://donklephant.com/2008/08/13/yo...eats-everyday/
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    That's incredible...
    Imagine how well he'd be doing if he wasn't eating so badly!

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    That's insane! I wonder if it will all catch up to him when he retires and isn't training so intensively

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    i know, all those refined carbs and energy drinks! that cant be helping his performance!

    but he's still amazing!!!
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    If that is true, and I highly tabloid-sensationalism doubt it, then it is vile.

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    That's incredible...
    Imagine how well he'd be doing if he wasn't eating so badly!
    In fact he eats about as well as he can for the amount of calories he needs. Getting 8K cals on a vegan diet would be AT LEAST 100g of fiber a day, if not up to 200g. And that would be hell on your body if you are trying to swim miles everyday...

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    Carl Lewis said years ago that top athletes had some of the worst diets he'd ever seen. not sure if his veganism was 100% ethical or just down to health choice!
    Disobedience is the true foundation of liberty!

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    In fact he eats about as well as he can for the amount of calories he needs. Getting 8K cals on a vegan diet would be AT LEAST 100g of fiber a day, if not up to 200g. And that would be hell on your body if you are trying to swim miles everyday...
    That'd bring a whole new meaning to "leave it in the pool."

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    In fact he eats about as well as he can for the amount of calories he needs. Getting 8K cals on a vegan diet would be AT LEAST 100g of fiber a day, if not up to 200g.
    If you just drank vegetable oil....

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    Quote bryzee86 View Post
    If you just drank vegetable oil....
    Hahahaha, touche sir!

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    I swam against him when i was a kid
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    I swam against him when i was a kid
    That's cool. How did the race turn out, and was he obviously really talented even then?

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    Good grief, all those eggs! Yuck!

    I liked this comment.

    "I just assumed he ate other smaller, slower swimmers."

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    That's cool. How did the race turn out, and was he obviously really talented even then?


    I would love to say I remember. However I was 11 when i quit the swim team and 13 when I moved to NY. The only reason I know this is because my parents tell me. They also insist on telling me how I "should have kept swimming." I dunno what it was, I still swim 3times a week, I just couldn't handle the pressure of competition. I should look up all my old swim team photos though.
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    Oh and yes, my parents say they remember perfectly how everyone would talk about his talent even at a very young age.
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    When I read about his diet and training etc. all I could think was "what a boring life!". He said he does nothing but eat, sleep and train.

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    I would love to say I remember. However I was 11 when i quit the swim team and 13 when I moved to NY. The only reason I know this is because my parents tell me. They also insist on telling me how I "should have kept swimming." I dunno what it was, I still swim 3times a week, I just couldn't handle the pressure of competition. I should look up all my old swim team photos though.
    I started swim team when I was 5 and also quit swim team around 11 or so, when I moved. I think I swam for a year after we moved, but I really didn't like my new coach. And frankly, I felt like swimming was becoming my life and I didn't have time for anything else! But my parents also tell me I "should have kept swimming." Ah, parents. I still love swimming but don't get a chance to go as often as I'd like.

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