TO USE A GEORGE STEPHANOPOULOS PHRASE…. IT’S THE DIET, STUPID! DON’T USE THESE OLYMPICS AND IN PARTICULAR MICHAEL PHELPS AS A MODEL TO INCREASE YOUR EXERCISE RATIO RELATIVE TO DIET…DON’T DO IT…A MUSCLE-INTENSIVE PHYSIQUE AND SPECIFICALLY A WORLD-CLASS SWIMMERS PHYSIQUE TURBO-CHARGES YOUR METABOLISM.
AN INCREASE IN EXERCISE FOR YOU OGGIES WILL INCREASE YOUR HUNGER MUCH MORE DRAMATICALLY THAN YOUR METABOLISM…EAT SMALL AND OFTEN…KEEP CALORIES PER DAY UNDER 2,000….READ THIS EXCERPT FROM A BBC REPORT:
“He suggested Phelps, with an estimated 8% body fat, probably burns 1,000 calories per hour during his swimming training, compared to the equivalent exercise for an average person – vigorous walking – that would burn between 170 and 240 calories.
Due to his muscle-intensive physique, the swimmer’s metabolism – the process of converting food into energy – far exceeds that of a more average man, said Jeff Kotterman, director of the US National Association of Sports Nutrition.
“It’s a combination of peak performance coupled with the fact that he has an enormous metabolism – he burns more calories sitting at a desk than a lot of people burn walking,” Mr Kotterman told the BBC. “