I just had to comment on this national news item, because it’s so blown out of proportion. Hence the headline; it’s a joke.
Michael Phelps, the winningest Olympian is history, is stirring up as big bowl of controversy by not appearing on the Wheaties box. Instead, he’s doing Corn Flakes and Frosted Flakes.
Frosted Flakes are, essentially, Corn Flakes — with even more sugar. They contain three times as much sugar as Wheaties and only a fraction of the fiber.
“I would not consider Frosted Flakes the food of an Olympian,” nutritionist Rebecca Solomon blabbed to USA Today.
The Mount Sinai Medical Center specialist “would rather see him promoting Fiber One. I would rather see him promoting oatmeal. I would even rather see him promoting Cheerios.”
Well, hell. It’s not like he’s the new face of Dunkin Dohnuts. I understand that there is a great deal of confusion about nutrition, weight, health, etc. Rebecca is not helping the situation because she contradicts herself in the very next breath:
“For a guy like Michael Phelps who isn’t worried about obesity because he’s burning thousands of calories as an athlete…eating Corn Flakes and Frosted Flakes every so often is not an issue,” she concluded.
Ok, thanks! That makes sense of it all.