No Veggies for America's Athletes
Ironically, many of America’s superstar athletes eat like crap—call me naïve, but I always thought healthy diet and fitness go hand in hand—apparently not. Miami Heat and 2008 U.S. Olympic team shooting guard Dwayne Wade DOESN’T eat vegetables! Via Michael Lee of Heavy Medal:
"We got a spread of different stuff. You've got fish. You've got Chicken. You've got steak. A lot of different stuff," Dwyane Wade said. "Chef Lovie. He's great."
Wade was then asked why the players came to the other end of the globe to eat at Tony Roma's, California Pizza Kitchen and McDonald's.
"You got to stay with what you know," Wade said. "I don't eat seafood. I don't eat vegetables. I don't eat none of that stuff, so I got to really stick with what I know."
What, no vegetables? How does Wade get his nutrients?
"I don't know. I don't eat vegetables," he said.
So, far all the little kids out there looking for a reason not to eat their spinach and broccoli, you have a role model in Wade. An Olympian, NBA all-star and Finals MVP doesn't eat his vegetables. Dreams really can come true.
Carmelo Anthony said that before he leaves China, he will attempt to eat some actual Chinese food. But his teammates are trying to play it safe.
Ugh! No wonder why D-Wade is injury-prone. Sadly, it gets worse. U.S. super swimmer Michael Phelps consumes 12,000 calories a day; including stuff like cheese, white bread, mayonnaise, coffee, chocolate-chip pancakes, pasta and fried eggs—via The New York Post. Sheesh!