breakfast of champions

I feel guilty when I throw together an egg, cheese, and some ham on a grilled piece of toast (grilling it soaks up all the tasty butter from the eggs and the ham juice — yum), but check out what Michael Phelps eats for breakfast:

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.

… about 4,000 calories worth, PER MEAL, according to the NYP (they call him Boy Gorge).

some people say that many calories — and really a lot of it from ‘bad’ foods like cheese, eggs, mayo, powdered sugar — will kill you.  in the interest of hearing both sides of the issue:

[tip to reason]



Filed under energy policy

2 responses to “breakfast of champions

  1. Bryan H

    Who knew I had so much in common with Michael Phelps? I too have an “Olympian” eating plan. Sweet.

  2. Pingback: SNL: Palin-Fey, Phelps 12,000 calorie diet « name your fear

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