Wednesday, August 13, 2008

What Does the Greatest Olympian in History Eat?

Can't tell you how many people have been forwarding Michael Phelps' meal plan to me.

In case you're incredibly disconnected with the Olympics, Michael Phelps is a swimmer who has now won more gold medals than any Olympian in history.

NBC's coverage of Mr. Phelps is almost as prodigious as his breakfast and as part of their coverage they covered, you guessed it, his breakfast.

So what does a 23 year old swimming phenom eat?

Apparently nothing he cooks for himself.

He's been instructed to eat between 8,000 and 10,000 Calories daily.

Breakfast as reported by Bob Costas consists of,

"Three sandwiches of fried eggs, cheese, lettuce, tomato, fried onions and mayonnaise, add one omelet, a bowl of grits, and three slices of french toast with powdered sugar, then wash down with three chocolate chip pancakes"
You can eat like Michael Phelps too....provided you're 23 years old, 6 feet 4 inches tall and have been swimming 5 hours a day since the Athens Olympics in 2004. If that doesn't sound like you, I'd recommend cutting back some on the calories.

Thanks to everyone who sent this in - here's a clip from NBC.