Olympic gold medalist Michael Phelps knows how to stay afloat from the competition, but what does he eat? The American athlete appears in the August issue of Details magazine, where he talks about his diet and 25 pound (11.4 kg) weight gain after setting a world record for winning eight gold medals at the 2008 Beijing Olympics.
Although Michael Phelps talks about his heavier days, he shows off his lean muscular body while posing shirtless on the cover of the magazine. So, what does Michael Phelps eat for breakfast? This 14-time Olympic gold medalist told Details his day began with a three-egg omelet, three pieces of French toast and coffee.
''For recovery, I think it's a big deal to eat within a half-hour after you exercise. Otherwise I just try to put carbs into my system before I swim and then load up on protein after. I don't count calories. Whether it's Sour Patch Kids or Reese's or a bag of chips, if I feel like eating it, I'm going to eat it,'' he revealed. Get a behind-the-scenes look of Michael Phelps photo shoot for Details.