Michael Phelps: Living the Dream

No, not the Olympic Dream. No, not becoming the most highly decorated Olympic athlete.

While all that stuff is admirable and a demonstration of what the human body is capable of (excelling at our self-contrived competitions!) not to mention a great source of pride to Phelps’ mom, that’s not the dream I’m talking about.

Michael Phelps is living the dream of every American (or not) male in the good ‘ol U.S. of A. Eat whatever you want without degenerating into a clone of:

According to this article here is a rundown of Mr. Phelps’ daily diet:
For breakfast:
3 fried-egg sandwiches loaded with cheese, lettuce, tomatoes, fried onions and mayonnaise
2 cups of coffee
5 egg omelet
1 bowl of grits
3 slices of French toast topped with powdered sugar
3 chocolate-chip pancakes.

1 lb. of enriched pasta
2 large ham and cheese sandwiches slathered with mayo on white bread
1000 calories worth of energy drinks

And a sensible Dinner:
1 lb. of pasta
1 pizza
1000 calories worth of energy drinks

Each meal is approx. 4000 calories. Seriously though, forget all the medals, I think the fact that this man is able to shove this much chow down his gullet without ending up with a striking resemblance to everyone’s favorite Hutt is the mark of his true greatness.

To be fair, the article does go on to explain that he swims five-hours-a-day, six-days-a-week. I wonder how many of this nation’s over eaters would be willing to pay this kind of price to stuff their faces?

About as many of them that are capable of winning 8 gold medals in one Olympiad…

One Response to Michael Phelps: Living the Dream

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