Kevin Fischer is a veteran broadcaster, the recipient of over 150 major journalism awards from the Milwaukee Press Club, the Wisconsin Associated Press, the Northwest Broadcast News Association, the Wisconsin Bar Association, and others. He has been seen and heard on Milwaukee TV and radio stations for over three decades. A longtime aide to state Senate Republicans in the Wisconsin Legislature, Kevin can be seen offering his views on the news on the public affairs program, "InterCHANGE," on Milwaukee Public Television Channel 10, and heard filling in on Newstalk 1130 WISN. He lives with his wife, Jennifer, and their lovely baby daughter, Kyla Audrey, in Franklin.
THERE ARE THOUSANDS AND THOUSANDS OF
FOOD BLOGS, BUT ONLY ONE CULINARY NO-
Oh, before we get going, let’s cue the Kevin Fischer detractors who seem to have a problem with pretty women occasionally popping up on my blog.
This week, we open by posing the following:
Who utilizes the most effective diet to obtain the desired physique and best body?
Is it someone like...
U.S. Olympic Triathlete Hunter Kemper?
Gisele Bundchen, one of the models representing the Victoria Secret Angels?
During the 1976 Summer Olympic Games covered by ABC, I recall implicitly because it was so strange Frank Gifford doing live play-by-play on the marathon and that one runner utilized a combination of tea and chicken soup.
What about 2012 and our question about athlete vs.woman in her underwear?
Let’s begin with an Olympic athlete, say, a marathon runner, a cyclist, or a triathlete.
The NY Times reports this particular group of athletes is different. They’re not like you and me.
Of course they’re not like you and me. They’re in super shape. Super condition. They exercise. All the time. They’re in the doggone Olympics for Pete’s sake.
Dieticians and officials that work with Olympians told the newspaper these athletes need food for fuel because their workouts burn thousands of calories. Many opt for choices loaded with calories, but nutritional value? Not so much.
Candy bars, cookies, toaster pastries, pastas and pizza. As one expert told the Times, “You can only eat so much oatmeal and tofu.”
ABC Nightline paid a visit to the Olympics to get a closer look at what the athletes devour.
Let’s move on to the Victoria Secret Angels.
Remember, they don’t run, jump, kick, shoot, swim, vault, fence, spike, or row. They just, well, you know.
The Daily Mail caught up with 10 Angels and got their diet tricks and tips. Here’s a sampling:
“…a diet of no sugar and no alcohol and only having meat every 15 days.”
“… lives on a no carbs no sugar diet where possible…”
“In the run up to the annual catwalk show…for nine days before the show she will avoid solids all together and drinks protein shakes and water. 12 hours before a show she stops drinking entirely.
When she's not preparing for a show she eats lots of protein, no carbs and no sugar.”
“…the 23-year-old insists she eats what she wants and uses strict portion control - a meal will only be as big an amount of food as will fit in her hand - to maintain her figure.”
“ She maintains her supermodel shape by avoiding processed food and including fresh fruit and vegetables in every meal. The German says: 'Eating as few foods that come from a bag or a box as possible is key in a healthy diet’.”
“I am a blood type A and more often than not I eat specifically for my blood type. I also eat low GI, high alkaline foods, drink filtered water and eat mostly fresh produce and very little meat.”
“…when it comes to food she doesn't restrict herself, preferring to eat now and work it off later.”
Read and see more in The Daily Mail.
OK, so a lingerie model probably won't be seen too often, if at all, at a supper club ordering a slab of prime rib. But despite what Nightline discovered, not all Olympic athletes are straying from their regimen.
Here's Hunter Kemper's daily training diet, courtesy of Esquire:
Breakfast (7 a.m.)
Post-swim snack (9:15 a.m.)
Post-run late breakfast (10:45 a.m.)
Chobani non-fat strawberry greek yogurt
3-egg omelette with veggies
2 pieces of toast
Lunch (1 p.m.)
Fruit salad (blueberries, strawberries, melon, etc.)
Afternoon snack (3:30 p.m.)
Chobani non-fat greek yogurt (blueberry)
Dinner (5:30 p.m.)
Grilled chicken or fish
Bedtime snack (8 p.m.)
Bowl of Wheaties
Evening "cocktail" of 8 oz. water with 2 scoops of Metamucil
On the other hand, the occasional Big Mac, or night on the town, doesn't seem to have hurt Michael Phelps.
CULINARY NO-NO BONUSES
The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel asked the culinary question, “Is there any way, any way at all, to improve upon the perfection of a cream puff?”
If we’re talking the
The answer is a resounding no.
But many came forward to answer the Journal Sentinel’s challenge.
Some suggestions were, I must admit, quite appetizing. But others…take a look.
From a marketing standpoint, this makes no sense.
Poor taste? I think this is kinda funny.