Thursday, August 14, 2008

Diet of an Olympian vs. Diet of an Illustrator

Michael Phelps' Diet:
Michael Phelps Daily Calorie Intake = 12,000

Breakfast: three fried-egg sandwiches loaded with cheese, lettuce, tomatoes, fried onions and mayonnaise, two cups of coffee, a five-egg omelet, a bowl of grits, three slices of French toast topped with powdered sugar and three chocolate-chip pancakes.

Lunch: one pound of enriched pasta and two large ham and cheese sandwiches slathered with mayo on white bread, then 1,000 calories worth of energy drinks.

Dinner: one pound of pasta and an entire pizza, washed down with another 1,000 calories worth of energy drinks.

Now imagine eating all that and sitting at your drawing table all day.


  1. What a crappy diet for an Olympic athlete! It already sounds like the diet of an illustrator.

    Even I eat better than that.

    Most days.

  2. I consume 12,000 calories per day, no problem.

    No wonder Michael Phelps shoots through water so fast.....he's gas-powered.

  3. My god, it gives me heartburn just reading that. (and stacy, that's super funny). Love all the work you guys do!