'Michael Phelps' on Serious Eats

In Videos: Michael Phelps' 12,000 Calorie Diet on 'Saturday Night Live'

Are you tired of diets that actually involve eating less and exercising? Want to replace the flavored water and grapefruit regimen with 12,000 calories a day? That would be a pound of pasta, an actual pig in a blanket, a barrel of Halloween candy, and a pitcher of Hollandaise sauce—just for one meal! Jared Fogle, of Subway diet fame, makes a cameo in this SNL sketch from the weekend, but does not approve. He seems to think results will yield a blubbery belly instead of rock-hard Olympian gold medalist abs. Video, after the jump.... More

Crazy Legs Conti Eats Michael Phelps' Breakfast in Under Five Minutes

Trying to eat like Michael Phelps without doing the rigorous exercise to burn it off is not a pretty sight. But that doesn't stop people from trying. Competitive eater Crazy Legs Conti doesn't just try to eat Phelps' breakfast of three pancakes, three french toasts, three fried egg sandwiches, a bowl of grits, an omelet, and two cups of coffee without retching, but tries to do it in under five minutes. Although shirtless and clad in a swim cap and goggles, Conti doesn't look anything like Phelps, but he does eat his breakfast. And even though Conti doesn't puke, I just might. Watch the video after the jump. I swear this is the last Michael Phelpsian Gorge-A-Thon Challenge I'll... More

In Videos: Fat Guy Nation's 12,000 Calorie Michael Phelps Challenge

As a testament to the great power of man's curiosity and stupidity, people keep trying to match Michael Phelps' nauseatingly high calorie intake despite that such a diet is unfit for average human beings. But what if they're not average? What if they're a bunch of really fat guys? A bunch of really fat guys who don't just eat the Olympian-sized meal, but follow up the gorging with a race against a collegiate swim team member? You don't really have to watch the video to know who wins, but thanks to Fat Guy Nation, you can watch the horror unfold. From the first bite of chocolate sauce-drowned waffles to the final labored pushed to the edge of the swimming... More

Blogger Tries to Eat Like Michael Phelps

If you can't swim like Olympic gold medalist Michael Phelps, what makes you think you can eat like him? Jon Henley of The Guardian attempts to eat Michael Phelps' breakfast and lunch on video and inevitably fails. It's no wonder considering what he tries to eat: A small (rather than gargantuan) portion of porridge; half a doorstep-sized sandwich made of white bread and butter and containing a fried egg, lettuce, tomato and mayonnaise (Phelps hoovers up three); half a five-egg omelette; one slice of French toast (out of three); and two choc-chip pancakes (out of three). Plus two cups of coffee. Henley does put in a good effort—until he gets that, "I'm going to throw up," look on his... More

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