Monday, August 18, 2008

You Are What You Eat

From Yahoo's Home Page, August 18,2008:

Phelps Biggest Craving

After winning 8 gold medals, Michael Phelps only wanted to do one thing—eat junk food.


What great news for Coca-Cola and McDonalds, proud sponsors of the 2008 Olympics! Skip the Wheaties. Forget fresh fruit and veggies. Processed food rules. Junk food is the fuel of champions.

If it's not loaded with salt, sugar, white flour, cholesterol and saturated fat, it's not on the menu.

Phelps won those races in spite of his horrendous dietary regimen, not because of it. Most active twenty-three-year-olds can get away with living on junk food for a few years without looking or feeling "sick". It takes time for their dietary sins to catch up with them. Let's see what kind of shape he's in when he's sixty or seventy - if he lives that long.