In 1492 Columbus sailed blindly past the edges of any European maps, discovering a “new world.” (Hey, he was completely lost and opened the floodgates of disease and genocide but let’s not get hung up on the details.)
Two hundred years later Sir Isaac Newton invented gravity and revolutionized physics.
It’s been a while since humanity has been blessed with any such voyages, any such breakthroughs in thought and science. I invite you to join me on a journey of discovery and experementation.
Here’s the deal: One day a week I will be eating exactly 2000 calories. Each on of those calories mush come from one particular food. For instance, one day I may eat 28 hard-boiled eggs. Each week will be a different food. I will share the experience and rate the experience in the following catagories:
Cost: It’s a factor in most food decisions. For the record, the price difference between real cheez-its and store brand imitations is totally worth paying.
Fullness Factor: Fancy people call it satiety. Nanna called it “sticking to your bones.” Bud-light avoids it. I like it. It’s a measure of how long you feel full after eating.
Taste: pretty self explanatory. Hence no picture.
Performance: Food is fuel for the body. How well do different foods perform? Are they high octane jet fuel or that crap I left all winter in the lawn mower? I will run a 5k each day that I am eating a particular food and record my pace and any notes on how the food seems to be fueling my body.
The X factor: This is where Simon Cowell gets to weigh in. No, actually, It’s where I will record any interesting but uncategorized notes on the experience.
Have fun reading along. Feel free to suggest interesting foods.