The Breakfast of Champions

Posted by on Aug 13, 2008 in Sports | No Comments

Michael Phelps, our stud gold medal winning machine, apparently eats at least 12,000 calories a day:

Phelps lends a new spin to the phrase “Breakfast of Champions” by starting off his day by eating three fried-egg sandwiches loaded with cheese, lettuce, tomatoes, fried onions and mayonnaise.

He follows that up with two cups of coffee, a five-egg omelet, a bowl of grits, three slices of French toast topped with powdered sugar and three chocolate-chip pancakes.

At lunch, Phelps gobbles up a pound of enriched pasta and two large ham and cheese sandwiches slathered with mayo on white bread – capping off the meal by chugging about 1,000 calories worth of energy drinks.

For dinner, Phelps really loads up on the carbs – what he needs to give him plenty of energy for his five-hours-a-day, six-days-a-week regimen – with a pound of pasta and an entire pizza.

Wow. The average American is only supposed to be around 2,000 calroies a day. I guess Phelp’s parents never told him he isn’t supposed to eat a lot before getting into the pool.

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