After last week I took a while to think things over. Was it the eggs or the nog that had been so hard to deal with? There is really only one way to scientifically answer this question, so I did. It takes 28 eggs to add up to get 2000 calories.
I started off the morning with a delicious breakfast of 6 fried eggs.
This is where I encountered the first mystery of the day. I’ll show it to you.
How on earth can vegetable oil contain no calories and no nutrition? Is it just that the serving size (a 1/4 second spray) is small enough as to be negligible? How long of a spray would it take to add up to 2000 calories? Is it mathematically possible to fit such a spray into 24 hours? Oh man…
Anyway, like I said, breakfast was delicious. Even though it only adds up to only 420 calories I felt like a serious glutton eating six eggs. This is strange because if it had been 3 eggs, a few waffles, a slab of bacon, some potatoes, a short stack of pancakes, a muffin, a mug of coffee, a piece of french toast, and a fruit cup (I’m not too hungry, hold the biscuit) it would have seemed like a reasonable breakfast out.
I then hard boiled a dozen for lunch and packed them for work.
I know that variety is important to any diet, so this dozen is brown.
IMPORTANT COOKING NOTE: If you boil a cold egg halfway in and halfway out of the water it will explode. I solved this problem by giving the two worst ones away to unsuspecting friends and making myself better eggs later in the day.
I first got hungry around 10:30 so I had a snack of two hard boiled eggs.
I got bored around 11:15 so I ate two more.
I wasn’t very hungry at lunch but I at six more anyhow.
I took a good run after work and came home and cooked dinner.
No I had felt pretty good all day. Not to hungry but still a good apatite. I felt somewhere close to excellent on the run, but man I just crashed in the evening. I sat down on the couch and that was about it. The stairs up to bed looked like mount Everest.
I consulted a medical professional who I may or may not be married to and was told that this level of cholesterol intake could negatively impact health if continued long term. I consulted a body builder and Dr. Atkins and they told me not to worry about it.
Hunger: Just right.
Cost: $5.80. Not too bad
Performance test: Feeling pretty excellent I decided to go beyond the normal 5k test and do a trail run along the shore of the Chesapeake Bay.
I had plenty of energy, ran in a straight line, and had a good time. I kept a normal pace for the terrain and had no complaints. In retrospect I wish that I drank a couple of eggs raw because I heard that makes runs way better.
X Factor: With a surprising number of very different and very easy ways to prepare eggs, this is a high variety low work food.
In conclusion, eggs are pretty great, particularly if mixed with a little bit of caffeine for an energy boost. Nog, whatever it is, should be avoided.
Ps. So you are probably wondering about poop now. Nothing interesting to report.