Now he’s “down” to a two-to-four hour a day training schedule. And while he didn’t give an exact rundown but it sounds like he’s still enjoying a diet quite similar to his 2012 intake. He’s a fan of Mexican food, and also loves to grill: hamburgers, hot dogs, steak, and lots and lots of grilled chicken.
He’s older, too, which means the proud new father’s metabolism isn’t as revved up as it used to be at 23 when burning through too many calories in the pool was a concern.
Basically, it sounds like Phelps has upped his protein intake and isn’t consuming quite the same number of carbs. But that doesn’t mean he’s gone low carb or anything. After he won yet another gold medal on Sunday for his part in the men’s 4×100 freestyle, he says he went back to an old standby, a whole pound of pasta.