The Elvis Diet

Everyone knows about Elvis's penchant for fried banana and peanut butter sandwiches. But some of these other items, as instanced in the book below, have faded from popular memory.



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Original article here.

     Posted By: Paul - Sun Oct 11, 2015
     Category: Eccentrics | Food | 1970s | Twentieth Century | Bodybuilding | Pain, Self-inflicted and Otherwise

I had read some time ago that Elvis' doctor is now saying that his severe constipation was the actual cause of his death.
Posted by Patty in Ohio, USA on 10/11/15 at 08:59 AM
@Patty: Elvis is alive and well living in luxury apartments under Graceland.
Posted by Expat47 in Athens, Greece on 10/11/15 at 10:33 AM
I don't know how much credence I'd give that doctor. The "dieting" mentioned in the earlier article was called "the Sleeping Beauty Diet." Two weeks before a concert tour, he'd give Elvis a bunch of barbiturates and basically put him into a 2 week coma. That was the only way to get him to stop eating. I assume that if I grew up dirt-poor in Appalachia during the Depression, I'd have food insecurity issues myself.

Physicians with a single patient who's a famous and too-rich rock star is never a good mix (cf. Elvis' son-in-law, Michael Jackson).
Posted by Bill the Splut on 10/11/15 at 01:32 PM
Great to see someone who makes me look like a health food nut.

If even half of that is true, it is amazing that he lasted as long as he did. That's a lot of heart-stopping silage.
Posted by Harvey on 10/11/15 at 09:35 PM
OTOH, as soon as I'd heard of "Fool's Gold Loaf" 25 years ago, I've always wanted to try a slice of it!
Posted by Bill the Splut on 10/12/15 at 12:35 AM
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