All in a day for Michael Phelps

According to the BBC:
‘For breakfast: three fried egg sandwiches, with cheese, tomatoes, lettuce, fried onions and mayonnaise, followed by three chocolate-chip pancakes; a five-egg omelette; three sugar-coated slices of French toast and a bowl of grits (a maize-based porridge), washed down with two cups of coffee.
For lunch: half a kilogramme (one pound) of enriched pasta; two large ham and cheese sandwiches on white bread smothered with mayonnaise, washed down by energy drinks.
For dinner: Another half-kilogramme of pasta, perhaps with a carbonara sauce, followed by a large pizza and more energy drinks.’
That’s pretty remarkable, but somehow less remarkable than the BBC’s following caveat: ‘The Phelps diet is not recommended for everyone.’ (Is anybody REALLY that stupid??)

2 responses to “All in a day for Michael Phelps”

  1. 302

    if he threw in a couple of martinis, he’d have gotten ten gold medals and another crater full of fan mail from all and sundry.

    and to think i do a double espresso for breakfast and a banana on the run because i’m always late – ooh well, just another medal-less,south african, olympian – who is just glad to take part (in the television) watching.

  2. E

    I hear you, Olympian. And on that note, here’s something on the perhaps undue vilification of vermouth: http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2008/08/14/WI0111LMMB.DTL

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