Relative to the (admittedly tad-crazy-and-overboard) Olympic coverage in the US, the UK media coverage of the Olympics is pretty sedate. But it’s still highly entertaining. I laughed out loud reading this Guardian article describing the types of food Michael Phelps eats every day to get his 12,000 calories:
“… a large bowl of porridge; three doorstep-sized sandwiches of white bread, butter, fried egg, fried onion, lettuce, tomato and mayonnaise; a five-egg omelette tastefully garnished with parsley; three slices of French toast liberally sprinkled with sugar; three pancakes topped with chocolate chips; and two large cups of coffee. That’s breakfast. Yummy.
Next to it is lunch, which consists of 1lb (that’s a very large bowl) of pasta with tomato sauce; two large ham-and-cheese sandwiches with more lettuce, tomato and don’t forget the mayo; plus four bottles of a proprietary high-energy sports drink that always makes me burp.
For dinner, it’s another pound of pasta, a large cheese-and-tomato pizza, and another four bottles of the same proprietary high-energy sports drink that always makes me burp.”
I don’t know about the rest of you food lovers out there, but I think it’d pretty fun to eat 12,000 calories a day and look 1/10 as buff as the Golden Boy. It would probably be less fun to swim ten miles a day, though.