• The Breakfast Of [Hopefully] A Champion

    Posted by on February 26th, 2008 · Comments (4)

    Want to know what makes General Joe go? From Ken Davidoff:

    Joe Girardi eats the same breakfast, at the same time, each day.

    “Egg whites, a little ham and a little dry wheat toast,” the Yankees’ new manager said Monday. “Usually about 6:30 every morning.”

    He is “regimented,” Girardi admitted with a smile, yet “I have some flexibility always built into my schedule.”

    Smart dude, that Joe. Egg whites contain a ton of protein with almost no fat or cholesterol. And, the ham, well, that’s a high density protein too. Protein keeps your blood sugar stable and reduces cortisol production. (Excess cortisol stimulates glucose production. This excess glucose then typically is converted into fat, ending up as stored fat.) The dry wheat toast is a nice low glycaemic index carbohydrate that helps ensures his brain has a constant supply of fuel.

    A much better way to start the day than a bowl of Froot Loops and a Jelly Filled Donut.

    Comments on The Breakfast Of [Hopefully] A Champion

    1. Nettles vs. Lee
      February 27th, 2008 | 12:37 am


      But I wonder if the decision not to eat the the egg yolk is misguided. Most of the other nutrients in the egg are contained in the yolk, and the concern over cholesterol seems to have been overblown.


    2. Harry
      February 27th, 2008 | 12:44 am

      Are you serious with this post? Stick to your pompous, pessimistic, overly dramatic, comma filled posts about baseball instead of nutrition.

    3. February 27th, 2008 | 9:02 am

      Aw, come on, Harry, after all, you, are, what, you, eat, no?

      And, yes, I was having some fun with this, just a little bit of fun, like I am now, with the commas, get it?

    4. Lee Sinins
      February 27th, 2008 | 9:45 am

      A much better way to start the day than a bowl of Froot Loops and a Jelly Filled Donut.



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