Thursday, August 14, 2008

What Phelps eats

The Wall Street Journal links to the New York Post's account of what Michael Phelps has been eating every 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.

He washes all that down with another 1,000 calories worth of energy drinks.
(Hat tip: GeekPress.) Bonus link: a swim lit post I wrote last summer that includes a scanned page (scroll down) of the food coach Sherm Chavoor asked his young swimmers to consume in the 1960s...


ShirleyPerly said...

Wow! He's an eating machine as well as a swimming machine! I have my doubts Dana Torres eats like that, though.

Wendy said...

Yup. You have to eat a great deal if you are a strapping young fellow that trains as much as he does.

Sidebar addition noted!

Bigun said...

no way he eats that much for breakfast. I'm sure he eats a lot, but I can eat, and I couldn't even come close to that much food.

I guess I'm just jealous.