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When a waitress offers Harbaugh a gluten-free menu, he scoffs.
“Give me the reddest meat you have,” he demands. “And a glass of milk, too. You know what? Make it a double. I want two glasses of whole milk, stat.”
Harbaugh recently shared his daily diet, as well as some health tips, to the good folks at ESPN. As you would expect, it’s incredible.
Early Monday afternoon, Michigan coach Jim Harbaugh revealed to the public his homemade remedy for curing pneumonia. Wolverines tight end Henry Poggi came down with “a bit of pneumonia” over the weekend and Harbaugh prescribed push-ups and whole milk.
Later Monday night, Harbaugh put up on his nutritionist hat again while taping his weekly radio show. The coach laid out his unique recipe for “natural steroids” to a captivated audience.
“I truly believe the No. 1 natural steroid is sleep and the No. 2 natural steroid is milk, whole milk,” Harbaugh said. “Three would be water. Four would be steak.”
All four are apparently a part of the coach’s daily diet.
Harbaugh borrowed that “Vitamin Steak” quote from Kicking and Screaming — the Will Ferrell and Mike Ditka version — but that doesn’t make it any less awesome.
Red meat is the greatest meat on the market. All other meat is inferior, especially ham. (I’m looking at you, Jared.) Harbaugh knows this, and it’s why he is one of the most successful football coaches on the planet.
Sure, he might keel over at 65, but what’s the point of living to 90 if you have to eat bermuda grass and drink vegetable shakes? So you can see everything and everyone you’ve ever known or loved die while playing bridge in the local nursing home? No thank you. Give me a steak, with a little steak on the side. Replace the broccoli with mashed potatoes, too.
And don’t forget the milk..
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