16.5 Ounces of Cheddar Cheese
Obviously this is a very delicious day. Let’s start with a picture:
You may be noticing that while this is a lot of cheese it is not a lot of food to eat in a day. I started out this day a little bit worried that I would be hungry all day. I’ve done that. I didn’t want to do it again this week.
Breakfast was sharp and delicious. I ate it in the car while listening to a book on tape and speeding down back roads. I felt pretty good about my life. Surprisingly, I felt pretty full on about three ounces.
I was still sure that I would be starving by 10:30 at the latest, but this didn’t happen. It was steady cruising right up to lunch. I planned to eat six ounces (3/4 of a block) for lunch. I sat down with co-workers, put it on a plate, and started eating with a fork. I ate and ate and that block of cheese didn’t seem to be getting any smaller. It was delicious and rich and for some reason it felt incredibly satisfying and filling. I quit around 4 of 5 ounces and saved the rest for a snack later.
I ate about three ounces in the late afternoon. I wasn’t hungry but I wanted to fuel up for a good run. I had plenty of energy but my mind did feel a little bit foggy. I have been noticing that this is true whenever I don’t eat any carbs. To fight this feeling I drank four mugs of black tea (no sugar, of course). I had caffeine thrumming through my veins and plenty of available calories when I went out to run on my way home from work.
Now last week on Ramen Noodles I pushed myself to the max and ran 13 minute miles. (I am still feeling a little embarrassed about that so next time we hang out maybe you could tell me how fast I’m looking. Maybe we could even have a little race and you could let me win. That might help.) Anyhow I had low hopes for this run. In fact several people had been warning me about what my intestines might do mid-run. Others had told me that my spleen would start acting up. This is what I was expecting:
But when I started running I felt excellent. I was shooting for nine minute miles, but felt so good I kept going faster and faster. I ended up with holding a 7:45 pace, and feeling great the whole time. This is me:
That evening I finally got hungry around 7. I ate dinner while riding in a car and reading a book out-loud. Reading, driving, and eating. Can you beat that combo? I don’t think so! (but if you can, please let me know.) I felt pretty excellent for the rest of the evening, but was pretty hungry and out of food by around 9.
And now since you are wondering about poop I guess I’ll just tell you. Or maybe I’ll show you:
Everything worked out fine in the end. It did happen later and was significantly more work than normal, but no big deal. I just might do prunes next week.
Taste: Seriously delicious for the first third of each meal. The second third was good. The last third was work.
Fullness Factor: Surprisingly good! Didn’t get hungry until night time.
Performance: Best of all foods tried so far.
I guess I shouldn’t make this died a habit…
X Factor: I weighed myself the morning I started eating cheese and again first thing next morning. Somehow I lost 3.8 lbs in one day of eating tons of cheese. It’s all back now, but I did feel pretty light for about 2 days.