What do you mean "phelps doesnt have to make weight? Yeah he isnt in a weight catagory where he makes a weight within a couple of pounds but the dude is cut and his body shape/size/weight are important to a swimmer... Unless he ate into his muscle, he couldnt have less fat on him. And thats the point, he eats loads so his body burns the food as energy and not his muscle...
Pacman eats like 8000 calories a day, he just buys into the "alex ariza super diet shakes" diet but in reality, when you are burning off the calories at the rate of a supreme athlete, it doesnt matter what calories they are because they come and go so quickly.
Again, vits and minerals are important for health and most athletes take suplements to ensure they get theirs... If you ate 8000 calories of foods rich in vits and minerals, your body would not digest all of the vits anyway so it is good to fill the rest with just carbs and fat as this "junk food" contains the most calories P4P.
Lets not forget, if Floyd ate 8000 calaries of veg and fruit and "healthy food", it is still 8000 calories, if you are not burning all of that off, it will STILL be stored as fat. So making weight is still the same issue regardless of what you eat!!!
Its all about the correct calorie intake!!!!!