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This Olympian eats so much food that he can drink 12 beers without feeling hungover

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U.S. Olympic shot put gold-medalist Ryan Crouser is a big man with an even bigger diet. The 6-foot-7, 300-pound athlete eats 6,000 calories per day.

In an interview with the New York Post, the gold-medalist revealed he could drink 12 beers and still wake up feeling like a champ the next morning.

"It depends on the type of beer," the 23-year-old explained. "If it's something easy like a Bud Light, I can take down a 12-pack and still have an effective workout the next morning."

Athletics - Olympics: Day 13Photo: Getty

All of this makes some sense with the intense amount of food he consumes. He said he once gained five whole pounds after a single meal.

"I was super-hungry after a crazy weight sesson, so I decided to weigh myself before and after dinner," he said.

"I had a bowl of white rice, a bowl of brown rice, a plate stacked with chicken, a giant bowl of mac and cheese. I love mac and cheese. It's a great weight gainer because of all the carbs and fat."

"So after I ate all that plus dessert, I got on the scale and I was 5 pounds heavier than before," Crouser said.

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