A typical Michael Phelps breakfast

An increasingly pregnant Amy and I were strolling along Venice Beach this morning, marveling at the complete lack of a storm – Fay fizzled – and Amy said she was hungry for bacon and eggs and French toast. She had eaten an hour earlier.

This is normal in pregnancy.

uber-Olympian Michael Phelps isn’t pregnant, but consumes 8,000 to 10,000 calories a day.

Serious Eats reports that Phelps’ typical breakfast order from Pete’s Grille in Baltimore, Maryland, as is recounted in autobiography Beneath the Surface, is:

“Start with three sandwiches of fried eggs, cheese, lettuce, tomato, fried onions, and mayonnaise; add one omelet, a bowl of grits, and three slices of French toast with powdered sugar; then wash down with three chocolate chip pancakes.”

Maybe the U.S. track team should have been hanging out with Phelps. The N.Y. Times reported Saturday that several members of the United States track team became ill at the team’s pre-Olympic training center in Dalian, about 300 miles east of Beijing, and food poisoning was the likely cause.