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Breakfast of Champions: Grits and Eggs Fuel Olympic Winner Michael Phelps

Waffle House BreakfastSouthern style grits. A five egg omelette. French toast. Chocolate chip pancakes. Three fried egg sandwiches and two cups of coffee.

Not exactly part of a heart-healthy breakfast, but according to this article in Britain’s Times Online, eating this mammoth breakfast is one method multiple gold medal swimmer Michael Phelps uses to replace the many calories he’s depleting while competing in the Olympics.

Phelps, also known as the Baltimore Bullet, swims as much as five hours a day as part of his six day a week training regimen.

As the article says:

“The average man of the same age needs about 2,000 calories a day, but with Phelps due to swim 17 times over nine days of competition in Beijing he is bringing a whole new spin to the phrase breakfast of champions.”

Each one of Phelps’ meals over the course of the competition clocks in at approximately 4,000 calories. That’s roughly equivalent to eating 10 McDonald’s Quarter Pounders three times a day!

I wonder if his Mom makes him wait an hour before going in the pool?

Click here to read more about the foods Phelps fuels himself with for lunch and dinner.

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