The Big G and preparing for a food challenge

When I was writing about the Big G for this week’s issue of Sync, I knew I was going to try it the following week. I heard that it was nearly 10 pounds and I decided to get serious about preparation. I did what any millennial would do. I typed “How to prepare to eat a lot of food” into a search engine. I ran across a blogger’s in-depth post about his personal experiences in eating challenges. It was a bit anecdotal, and for more serious endeavors I might suggest you go to the library and find a more reputable source, but this looked right up my alley.

The Big G in all its glory. By Morgan Acuff (sorry for grain, it was really dim in there)

The Big G in all its glory.
By Morgan Acuff (sorry for grain, it was really dim in there)

Following the advice given, I ate a max-out meal 22 hours before my planned “food event,” as my blogger source, Satel, calls it. I started by eating some grapes on my way to my night job at the Capital Hotel. Once I arrived, I ate a few salads in the employee dining room. I then came back to eat another salad after I saw the lobby and mezzanine were empty (I am a lobby server). I was still not very full, and took to a bowl of tomatoes and cucumbers. The plan with the max-out meal is to eat foods that are easily digested to ensure your digestive tract is empty. I had two bowls of my cucumber and tomato mix before I left early from work due to lack of volume. Once I got home, I really maxed out with roughly two pounds of grapes (there were barely any grapes left in the three pound bag) and I drank three or four glasses of water. I felt bloated, to say the least. Read the rest

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Poll: Most anticipated aspect of fall

Fall foliage By Forest Wander Nature Photography/Flickr via Wikipedia

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What is the best soul food side dish?

In preparation for Little Rock Soul Food Fest, we want to know:

Arkansas Democrat-Gazette/STEVE KEESEE 5/17/10 A plate of food from Mr. Bell's Soul Food Restaurant, 4506 Lynch Dr., North Little Rock, smothered fried pork chop, chicken leg, greens, yams, and corn bread.

Arkansas Democrat-Gazette/STEVE KEESEE 5/17/10 A plate of food from Mr. Bell’s Soul Food Restaurant, 4506 Lynch Dr., North Little Rock, smothered fried pork chop, chicken leg, greens, yams, and corn bread.

 

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Breakout year for Razorbacks

Donald W. Reynolds Razorback Stadium in 2008 By Bobak Ha'Eri/Wikipedia

Donald W. Reynolds Razorback Stadium in 2008
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Which University of Arkansas football player is most poised for a breakout year?

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