What does it take to smash world records? According to Olympic star Usain Bolt, it takes more Chicken McNuggets than the average kid eats in a lifetime, reported Fox Sports on November 3. And now Usain is dishing up the diet and the dirt in a new book, "Faster than Lightning: My Autobiography" (click for details).
During the 2008 Olympics, Usain won the gold medal in the 100- and 200-meter sprints, as well as the 4x100-meter relay. And he did more than win: He established world and Olympic records in each event. So how did he fuel his frenzy? Binge-eating fast food.
Usain's diet of chicken nuggets began when he decided to opt for McDonald's because he felt that Chinese cuisine was "odd." Not sure what to order, he fed his inner kid.
“At first I ate a box of 20 for lunch, then another for dinner," Usain writes.
"The next day I had two boxes for breakfast, one for lunch and then another couple in the evening. I even grabbed some fries and an apple pie to go with it. … I should have gotten a gold medal for all that chowing down," he adds, perhaps hoping for a Happy Meal prize.
So how does that add up calorie-wise? By eating 1,000 Chicken McNuggets, he consumed:
- 47,500 calories
- 3,000 grams of fat
Add in the fries and apple pie? More than 50,000 calories, divided into 10 days spent in China.
However, given that running burns about 1,000 calories an hour, depending on your weight, Usain was able to burn off all that fat and calories. We just have one tip: Don't try that diet at home.