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How Would You Eat Ryan Lochte's 10,000-Calorie Per Day Diet?

Get ready for a 10-waffle breakfast.

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Olympic athletes eat a lot. Like, a lot a lot.

They need all those calories to fuel all that training.
Twitter: @RyanLochte

They need all those calories to fuel all that training.

Do you think you have what it takes to be an Olympic eater?

Check out the options below to plan a day of 10,000-calorie eating broken down into three 3,000-calorie meals and a 1,000-calorie snack.

  1. Good morning!

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    10 Eggo waffles with 5 Tbsp maple syrup and 5 Tbsp of butter, 5-egg omelet with 3/4 cup cheddar cheese, and 10 slices of bacon (3,010 calories)
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    IHOP breakfast of New York Cheesecake Pancakes (4 total), 4 Tbsp Old Fashioned Pancake Syrup, and Chicken Fried Steak with 2 scrambled eggs and sausage gravy (2,910 calories)
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    4 cups of Greek yogurt (full fat), 2 cups of sliced bananas, 3 cups of blueberries, 1 cup of steel cut oatmeal, 4 Tbsp of peanut butter, 1/2 cup of raisins, and a Venti Starbucks latte (made with whole milk) (3,069 calories)
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    10 Eggo waffles with 5 Tbsp maple syrup and 5 Tbsp of butter, 5-egg omelet with 3/4 cup cheddar cheese, and 10 slices of bacon (3,010 calories)
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    IHOP breakfast of New York Cheesecake Pancakes (4 total), 4 Tbsp Old Fashioned Pancake Syrup, and Chicken Fried Steak with 2 scrambled eggs and sausage gravy (2,910 calories)
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    4 cups of Greek yogurt (full fat), 2 cups of sliced bananas, 3 cups of blueberries, 1 cup of steel cut oatmeal, 4 Tbsp of peanut butter, 1/2 cup of raisins, and a Venti Starbucks latte (made with whole milk) (3,069 calories)
  1. Lunch!

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    10 slices of turkey on whole wheat bread with 5 slices of cheddar cheese, one avocado, 5 slices of tomato, 2 apples, 18 pretzel rods, and a large Amazing Green smoothie from Jamba Juice (2,844 calories)
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    McDonald's lunch: Double Quarter Pounder With Cheese, large fries, 10 packets of ketchup, a large Coke, 3 apple pies, and an M&M McFlurry (3,030)
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    Two (2!) burritos from Chipotle with flour tortilla, steak, barbacoa, white rice, black beans, fajita vegetables, fresh tomato salsa, sour cream, cheese, guacamole, and lettuce (2,880 calories)
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Lunch!
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    10 slices of turkey on whole wheat bread with 5 slices of cheddar cheese, one avocado, 5 slices of tomato, 2 apples, 18 pretzel rods, and a large Amazing Green smoothie from Jamba Juice (2,844 calories)
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    McDonald's lunch: Double Quarter Pounder With Cheese, large fries, 10 packets of ketchup, a large Coke, 3 apple pies, and an M&M McFlurry (3,030)
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    Two (2!) burritos from Chipotle with flour tortilla, steak, barbacoa, white rice, black beans, fajita vegetables, fresh tomato salsa, sour cream, cheese, guacamole, and lettuce (2,880 calories)
  1. Dinnertime!

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    One large (8-slice) Papa John's pizza with cheese, meatball, pepperoni, sausage, mushroom, peppers, and onions (3,040 calories)
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    Sirloin steak, large baked potato with 3 Tbsp of butter and 3 Tbsp of sour cream, 4 cups of broccoli with a cup of melted cheddar cheese, and 3 glasses of red wine (2,955 calories)
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    Two boxes of Annie's Four Cheese Mac and Cheese, 1 cup of peas, 4 cups of broccoli, one whole rotisserie chicken (2,970)
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Dinnertime!
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    One large (8-slice) Papa John's pizza with cheese, meatball, pepperoni, sausage, mushroom, peppers, and onions (3,040 calories)
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    Sirloin steak, large baked potato with 3 Tbsp of butter and 3 Tbsp of sour cream, 4 cups of broccoli with a cup of melted cheddar cheese, and 3 glasses of red wine (2,955 calories)
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    Two boxes of Annie's Four Cheese Mac and Cheese, 1 cup of peas, 4 cups of broccoli, one whole rotisserie chicken (2,970)
  1. Hope you're still hungry!

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    One pint of Ben & Jerry's Brownie Batter Core (1,080 calories)
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    10 mozzarella sticks (1,080 calories)
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    1½ cups of hummus with 2 large whole wheat pitas and 15 carrot sticks (995 calories)
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    One pint of Ben & Jerry's Brownie Batter Core (1,080 calories)
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    10 mozzarella sticks (1,080 calories)
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    1½ cups of hummus with 2 large whole wheat pitas and 15 carrot sticks (995 calories)

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All calorie counts are from the USDA National Nutrient Database unless a brand name or restaurant is mentioned. Nutritional info for brand name and restaurant items are from those brands'/restaurants' websites.

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