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Silman and calories!

  • BCG1
  • | Aug 21, 2010 at 5:12 PM
  • | Posted in: BCG1's Blog
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Calories & Study

Submitted by IM Silman on Mon, 08/09/2010 at 12:45am.

BCG1 asked:

Now that you admit that you make things up I am very upset. I religiously followed your training advice by pounding down the 22,000 calories daily, as you recommended, and now weigh 800 lbs! I tried the “professor of exobiology” on some girls but they did not fall for it. I demand that you now tell me what diet to follow so I get back down to 400 lbs or so.

Dear Mr. BCG1:

I’m so sorry! That was a typo. Instead of 22,000 calories, I meant to write 12,000 (but you also have to know what to eat!). The difference is huge – 22,000 turns you into a human slug, while 12,000 turns you into a super athlete. Want proof? Let’s use Michael Phelps as an example. The NY Post published a list of his daily diet (which adds up to 12,000 calories):

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: A pound of enriched pasta and two large ham and cheese sandwiches slathered with mayo on white bread. He caps off the meal by chugging about 1,000 calories worth of energy drinks.

DINNER: Carbohydrate central – a pound of pasta and an entire pizza. He washes all that down with another 1,000 calories worth of energy drinks. 

BCG1, trust me when I tell you that switching from the 22,000 intake to the 12,000 diet will reshape your body in just a few weeks time … you’ll go from human manatee to human dolphin. And your chess … well, just imagine all those nutrients washing over and through your brain, lighting up its firing pins like a field full of flares. If your head doesn’t explode (and there’s a very real chance that it will), you might well earn the GM title in 2 months’ time.

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  • 5 years ago


    It is lucky for me that Maestro Silman has such intelligent readers who were kind enough to share their considerable knowlege about proper nutrition and point out that even 12,000 calories are too much! I would have been in real  trouble otherwise, wowee!

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