How Olympic & pro-athlete diets compare to our own [Infographic]


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While training for the 2008 Olympics, Michael Phelps downed three fried egg sandwiches, three slices of French toast, a bowl of grits, a five-egg omelet and three chocolate-chip pancakes — just for breakfast. What did you eat this morning?

Nursing School Rankings took a look into the mind-blowing numbers associated with the world's top athletes and brilliantly illustrated them in this infographic. Some of the stats will make your jaw drop, just due to the crazy amount of food these athletes need to pack into their diets to keep up with the calories they burn each day.

But in addition to those extreme stats are the weird and wacky facts: Did you know, for example, that the Olympics were sponsored by Coca-Cola between 1928 and 1975, and then by McDonald's after that? Anyone else find it strange that a competition involving the world's fittest people is sponsored by the world's most popular junk food?

And speaking of food, we hope you're not eating, because get this: "UFC fighter Lyoto Machida drinks his own urine each morning — a practice that even some countries' statesmen have been known to perform supposedly to flush body toxins." AHHH!