July 23, 2012

"[T]hree fried-egg sandwiches, three chocolate chip pancakes, a five-egg omelette, three sugar-coated slices of French toast, and a bowl of grits..."

Breakfast for Michael Phelps. Come on. It's not easy scarfing down 12,000 calories a day.

21 comments:

ndspinelli said...

I think that damn pot smoker just had the munchies.

I swam some laps this afternoon. I think I'll eat a pound of ziti and 2lbs. of Italian sausage.

YoungHegelian said...

I'm sorry, my young nieces and nephews like chocolate chip pancakes when we do brunch on our beach vacations, and I've tasted them.

They're disgusting, and no adult should be eating them.

A real man eats blueberry pancakes!

rehajm said...

(insert Chris Christie joke here)

AndyN said...

Just think of how much he'd have to eat if he worked out as hard as Tyler Clary thinks he should.

ddh said...

If Phelps can eat that for breakfast, he may have a future as a competitive eater.

edutcher said...

He can have the grits, but I'll take the rest any day.

Not necessarily at one sitting, though.

Eric said...

When my brother was swimming and playing water polo he took four sandwiches to school, plus three or four pieces of fruit and three fudge brownies. The only guy I know who took a grocery bag to school instead of a lunch bag.

And he still had less than 7% body fat. Swimming burns a lot of calories if you're aggressive.

Patrick said...

Just as long as his drinks are less than 16 ounces.

Hagar said...

About what you need for setting fence too, but preferably with a more substantial and less sugary menu.

tiger said...

I have my doubts about this; it reminds of Tony Mandrich(sp)of the Packers on the SI cover saying he ate 35,000 calories per day to keep bulked up.

Turns out he was steroids.

Not saying that about Phelps, only saying I don't think he eats that much.

kentuckyliz said...

I have gone to referee college at the USOC training center in Chula Vista CA...awesome food service! And yes the athletes train hard and have to eat a lot of calories. We were lunching one day, and a tour group of kids came through. They asked us, wide-eyed, are you Olympic athletes? I answered no, we just eat like 'em!

Coketown said...

This is the same boring shit as 2008! Michael Phelps eats a lot. Gee, stop the presses. It's the same number, too. 12,000 calories. Zzzzz.

Since I had nothing to contribute to the divorce thread, I had to settle here. It's my little bronze medal.

Mark said...

I'd worry about what happens to him after he retires. Eating habits are hard to change. He could end up looking like Jabba the Hut if he doesn't keep up the intensive training.

glenn said...

OK, I'm good with the appetizers. What about breakfast?

Methadras said...

Massive engine requires massive fuel. So what? Are the leftards going to belly-ache that this man's meal is anti-environment? After all, look at how many chocolate chips had to be killed for him to be an Olympian. Like, oh. my. gawd.

rcocean said...

But he's so thin!!!! Just an excuse for the Ladies to gaze at his bod and envy his ability to eat so much.

Baelzar said...

It's because he works out in cool water for several hours at a time.

Cold exposure can greatly affect fat loss.

Look up Tim Ferriss; he's a fanatic about cold exposure.

Rusty said...

I'm hungry.

KJE said...

I teach group exercise classes part-time, in addition to my full time job. Two of my certifications were 3 day courses, 9 hours each day. I wore my heart rate monitor during the last one, which was primarily cardio based (it's called Bodycombat). According to that monitor I burned 4000-4400 calories per day. I ate almost as much as I could tolerate the entire weekend; and I still lost 4 1/2 lbs.

I can muay thai like an m'fr though...

stealth pundit said...

Both my daughters were swimmers in high school. First warning to visitors during meals was not to get your hands too close to the girls when they were feeding. Easy to lose a finger that way.

Shawn Levasseur said...

"I have my doubts about this; it reminds of Tony Mandrich(sp)of the Packers on the SI cover saying he ate 35,000 calories per day to keep bulked up.

Turns out he was steroids."

Steroids alone won't bulk you up, you do need the food. It's just that steroids give the process an artificial boost in converting those calories into something more than just flab, and accelerates muscle recovery.

The larger, bulkier, football players in normal, non-steroid using mode, tend to lose lots of weight over the course of a season, and need to consume a lot of calories. When these athletes retire, if they don't adjust their diet enough for a less active lifestyle, they balloon up.