Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Breakfast of Champions

Olympic swimming MONSTER Michael Phelps is taking some heat for signing a deal to endorse Kellogg's Frosted Flakes. They're Grrrrrreat.

"I would not consider Frosted Flakes the food of an Olympian," said nutritionist Rebecca Solomon of Mount Sinai Medical Center. "I would rather see him promoting Fiber One. I would rather see him promoting oatmeal. I would even rather see him promoting Cheerios."

Notice that it does not say Ms. Solomon (Dr. Solomon?) is an Olympic athlete. Or even that she watched the news. Michael Phelps does eat sugary crap for breakfast:

For breakfast: three fried egg sandwiches, with cheese, tomatoes, lettuce, fried onions and mayonnaise, followed by three chocolate-chip pancakes; a five-egg omelette; three sugar-coated slices of French toast and a bowl of grits (a maize-based porridge), washed down with two cups of coffee.

I'd guess that brings out the tiger in you since he won 8 gold medals. But the key thing here is that if you swim a few miles a day, you have to eat a lot, including carbohydrates. If you are an obese child, you should probably stick to ice cubes. A guy that trains like Phelps, or Tony the Tiger, is a good role model for kids, even if he eats sugar cereal for breakfast.

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