Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Breakfast of Champion

I'll admit it: I've come down with an acute case of Olympic Fever. I'm nowhere near obsessed, but I've definitely watched more of the games than I ever thought I would. It's all been pretty exciting. And while I think there's been waaaaaaaaaaaay too much Michael Phelps coverage already — c'mon, NBC, can't we have just one Phelps-free day? — my favorite part of the coverage so far was last night when Bob Costas read off what Phelps' typical breakfast is. I'm not making this up.

"Three sandwiches of fried eggs, cheese, lettuce, tomato, fried onions and mayonnaise, one omelet, a bowl of grits, and three slices of french toast with powdered sugar. Then he washes it down with three chocolate chip pancakes."

In total, the guy eats between 8,000 and 10,000 calories a day. Wow. And apparently, he has a hard time packing on the pounds, too. I wish I had his problem, and I eat just a fraction of what Phelps does. Amazing. Not only is he an impressive athlete, but he's also got the best diet in the entire world. He washes it down with three pancakes? It's official: Michael Phelps is my hero.

Here's a clip to help me make my point.

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