Wednesday, August 20, 2008

The Michael Phelps Diet!?!

*UPDATE* I did a makeshift little drawing last night for my "Pay It Forward" blog yesterday. The winners are:


Noble Pig

Kori (My Life As A CFers Wife)

Please email me your addresses and I will get your treat in the mail. Not sure what it's going to be--but I'll be out shopping today!

Now the regularly scheduled blog:

OMG! Have you heard about the amount of food Michael Phelps consumes in one day!? I read about it in the New York Times and I'm shocked!

First of all, the calorie count alone is staggering--12,000 calories a day! That's TWELVE THOUSAND! In one day! I don't eat that much (at least I hope) in a week.

Here's a sample Phelps menu:

-- Three fried-egg sandwiches loaded with cheese, lettuce, tomatoes, fried onions and mayonnaise.
--Two cups of coffee.
--One five-egg omelet.
--One bowl of grits.
--Three slices of French toast topped with powdered sugar.
--Three chocolate-chip pancakes.

--One pound of enriched pasta.
--Two large ham and cheese sandwiches with mayo on white bread.
--Energy drinks packing 1,000 calories.

--One pound of pasta.
--An entire pizza.
--More energy drinks

Can you imagine?? I guess when you swim like that you can eat whatever you want--and then some! I hope he's eating some fruits and vegetables in there somewhere. Maybe on his "entire" pizza?

Speaking of Phelps, I just read a Dooce post saying that he's taken over the fourth and fifth positions on her "boyfriend" list. Here's my "boyfriend" list:

1. Gerard Way
2. Gerard Way
3. Hugh Jackman (the London production of Oklahoma! Jackman)
4. Anderson Cooper (I'm really digging him these days--what do you think--gay or not?)
5. TIE: Joaquin Phoenix and Patrick Wilson (he's in a good movie called Little Children--I recommend it--if anything, just to look at PW!!)

But, really, it's only just Gerard--I put the other ones in to make the list more interesting! They mean nothing to me, Gerard!!

I'm totally stealing this from Dooce, but--let's hear your list!



Ronda's Rants said...

I just can not get over HOW much food that is? He must be swimming in the pool 12 hours a day! My boyfriend list would really consist of Dennis Quaid (Hubby knows) he caught on when I have watched The Day after a thousand times. He finally said I don't think it's Climate change you are concerned about? He is a cutie!

Putting the FUN in DysFUNctional said...

I don't understand the attraction to Michael Phelps. Not even a little bit. But then again, I don't understand the attraction to MANY men that most women adore. I'm weird like that.
BUT...Joaquin Phoenix? So.mine.

Amy said...

That is an insane amount of food. Wow. I love the boyfriend game. K, mine are Johnny Depp, Jack Johnson, Kid Rock (I know, I know, I like bad boys, and I have to think about the last two, although the guy who played the next door neighbor to Samantha in the SATC movie could probably make the list if I knew his name. :)

oº˚ Homeschool Mom˚ºo said...

That's alot of food! Thanks for drawing me I'm so excited!

Jennifer said...

I totally agree w/ Dennis Quaid! Oh and I also think Kid Rock is cute. BACK OFF Joaquin, Disfunctional mom!!

Anonymous said...

I don't see one vegetable in that food list! 12,000 Calories? Eeeek! I don't think I could eat that much if I eat the entire time I was awake.

Boyfriend list...
Josh Duhamel

Kori said...

It is so funny that you blogged about Michael Phelp's diet. When I got home from work as soon as I hit the door. jacob says Mom do you know what all Michael Phelps eats in a day. And then he started with the exact same list. And then he just went on and on. It was quite funny and you posting about the same thing is just hilarious to me.

Also WHOOO HOOO I won a surprise. Go me! And I am in love with Joaquin Phoenix. (we never had this conversation)

Shannon said...

I think I heard Phelps burns about 4000 calories during each workout. Still, that's A LOT of food!

My boyfriend list:
Gerard Butler!
Gerard Butler!!
Gerard Butler!!!
Christian Bale
Rodrigo Santoro
Eric Bana

And I love Patrick Wilson! "Little Children" is a good movie. Have you seen the trailer for his movie out next month-- its called "Lakeview Terrace". It looks good, too!

Jennifer said...

Oooh! No--Shannon I haven't seen that trailor--I'll see any movie w/ him in it! Did you see Hard Candy?

Anonymous said...

Oh my goodness, I'm worried about Michael's heart. No one should eat that many eggs in one day...its an artery clogger. I'm surprised his heart doesn't explode.

Ok, my list: Whew....first 2 were easy peasy..and they NEVER CHANGE. The last 3 are all changeable at any time....still love them though:

1. Orlando Bloom
2. Johnny Depp
3. Tom Welling
4. David Boreanaz
5. Jason Statham

This was fun!!!! :)

Oh, and congrats to Kori - she totally deserves to have a goody sent her way. I'm so glad she was one of the names chosen.

Jennifer said...

Karla--I have never heard of the last 3 on your list! That's how out of the loop I am!

Anonymous said...

Hey Jennifer, I bet you have heard of them and you just didn't know their names.

Tom is Superman on Smallville.
David Boreanaz was Angel (Buffy and Angel) and is now on Bones.
And Jason was The Transporter....he's always in action films...he's HOT!!!

I'd never heard of some of the others listed in the I had to Google them....nice eye candy!

Annie said...

I can understand requiring that many calories considering how much work he does but HOW does he eat that much in one sitting?!?! He must have a stomach the size of a trash bag!

Kori said...

I could totally see myself eating that much-but then it would require me getting off my butt and exercising like mad, which I don't plan on doing so I guess I will just stick to my regular diet. As for the boyfriend list, well, my top three are Johnny Depp, Patrick Dempsey, and Gary Sinise. Kid Rock makes me gag, and I don't think I really know who any of the other ones are!

Lori said...

I was just thinking what annie said -- how can anyone pack away that much groceries and not explode?? I finally got below my target weight again... woo hoo!

My husband and I have the "People I Would Leave You For" lists. Here's mine:

1. Scott Bakula
2. Han Solo
3. Kevin McKidd
4. James McAvoy

manda said...

First, the bad news. Anderson Cooper is gay. My boyfriend list...
1. Robert Downey Jr.
2. Dennis Quaid
3. Jason Bateman
4. Johnny Depp
5. Brad Pitt

manda said...

Oh, I love Scott Bakula! I met him at a theater in LA and I was completely tongue-tied. He's sooo handsome in person!

Jennifer said...

OMG Karla--I still don't know who they are! I've heard of the shows but haven't seen them. I'm old!

Kori--Don't you think there's something kind of cute about Kid? In that gross/cute kind of way?

Lori--LOL at Han Solo! And congrats on your target weight!!

I dont know how Phelps could eat that much in one sitting! I understand that he burns tons of calories--but I honestly don't think I could eat those large amounts at one time!

amelia bedelia said...

ok, i'm dumb, who is gerad way? shoot me now!

Jennifer said...

American Maid--I heard rumors about AC but I wasn't sure. Too bad!! You have an excellent list!

Amelia--Gerard Way is the lead singer of My Chemical Romance. And my boyfriend!

Shannon said...

Jennifer: No, I haven't seen Hard Candy. I'll have to add it to my Netflix queue!

PW is also in the new Watchmen movie... not sure when its coming out, and not sure if I'll see this one. Its not really my type of movie.

CaraBee said...

Man, I wish I could eat like that and look that good. I'm not willing to swim 8 hours a day though. My list:
1. Gerard Butler
2. Clive Owen
3. James McAvoy
4. Javier Bardem
5. Johnny Depp
The order changes from day to day, though.

Kelly said...

I like Michael Phelps bod, but not his face so much...My list:
1. Jonathan Rhys Meyers
2. Liam Neeson (younger days though!)
3. Robert Downey Jr. (younger days)
and because now I guess I qualify as a cougar...
4. David Cook
5. Zac Efron (though I thinking someone will be taking a trip out of the closet in a few years...)

Anonymous said...

I won? Really me? I never win anything...EVER! Thank you!

Andrea said...

i'm digging on michael phelps too, total hotness! but he isn't on my top 5. i'd have to say, chad michael murray, matt czuchry, matthew mcconaughey, antonio sabato jr (about 10 years ago, lol!) and milo ventimiglia

WheresMyAngels said...

OMGosh!! So what this says that if I would of been in the Olympics, eating a box of cookies and a bag of chips in one sitting would be okay!

Nikki @ Saving For A Rainy Day said...
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Nikki @ Saving For A Rainy Day said...

I just have to say how awesome it is that another mom would pick Gerard Way.Mmmmmm

Funny thing is my almost 9 year old would pick him too.(Except she doesn't like the bleached Gerard LOL!

Jennifer said...

Nikki--Your daughter (and you!) have great taste!! I would take Gerard bleached, short, black hair, long--any way would be fine w/ me!!