Legendary rock and roll star Elvis Presley was known for his music but he’s known for other things as well. Some people who knew him said that he loved to eat a lot. But why? Was it some kind of addiction for him, or was there another factor involved?
Why did Elvis eat so much?
Elvis is dead but people have been trying to figure the answer out for themselves. The Daily Mail said researchers are discovering that he “ate his emotions” and wasn’t always making healthy choices.
Some of his favorite foods were “fried banana and peanut butter sandwiches (with or without bacon), fried biscuits, bacon-wrapped meatballs, chicken fried steak, jelly doughnuts, and vegetables saturated with butter and salt.”
It was also revealed that he Elvis ate these kinds of foods in large portions. Much of what he ate could be regarded as “comfort foods,” but there are a number of reasons he may have eaten so much of them. Some say one reason could be that they reminded him of his mother’s cooking.
Looking at his backround, while growing up, he was poor, and his mother made great dishes with what she had. This includes things like fried chicken, mashed potatoes, cornbread, and gravy. The singer may have used those foods as a way to connect to his home. It could have also been a way for him to escape the stress of his fame and lifestyle.
According to The Independent, Elvis’s fried food intake equaled anywhere from 10 to 12,000 calories every day. That’s a large number, but the number of calories you should take in depends on a number of factors including age, sex, activity level, weight loss goals, and more. We really can’t tell how busy he was in those days.
According to Healthline, men who are anywhere from 31 to 59 years old should consume between 2,200 to 3,000 calories daily on average. This means that Elvis was eating what could have been appropriate for four men to eat.