Fun_People Archive
3 Jan
The Elvis Diet

Date: Wed, 3 Jan 96 00:35:15 -0800
From: Peter Langston <psl>
To: Fun_People
Subject: The Elvis Diet

[Interesting, but wary Fun_People may discover one or two questionable  
assertions here... -psl]

Forwarded-by: (Keith Bostic)
Forwarded-by: CSH Little <>

As described in the UK Sunday Times, 24th December, 1995, page 3 article,
"Revealed: the Elvis Presley killer diet", a forthcoming British special on
Elvis Presley's eating habits, titled "Arena", details the Presley diet.

The Elvis Diet:

Breakfast (5 pm) - 5,000 calories
    Six large eggs cooked in butter with extra salt, 1 lb of bacon, half a
pound of sausages, 12 buttermilk biscuits

Dinner (10 pm) - 84,000 calories
    Two "Fool's Gold" sandwiches [a jar of peanut butter, a jar of
strawberry jam, one pound of crisp-fried bacon on a baguette x2]

Supper (4 am) - 5,000 calories
    Five double-hamburgers and deep-fried peanut butter, mashed banana

Misc. - other snacks as required between meals

Elvis total dietary intake in calories averaged a minimum of 94,000 *per
day*.  The article highlights that an adult Asian elephant (many tons in
weight) has a normal diet of 50,000 calories per day.  The article quotes
a spokesman for the British Nutrition Foundation as saying, "I do not know
how he did it... The Elvis diet would fuel a normal man for a month." The
article continues, "Eventually this condition [consuming 94,000 calories
worth of food per day] contributed to his death -- caused, as Graceland has
it, by a heart attack or, as the coroner describes it in Arena, 'a terminal
event on the commode'."

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