Cheat Day Journal 2


Much has changed since I published my last post. Simply stated, I moved from southeast Georgia to San Francisco, California. On the day before I left, I enjoyed my most memorable cheat day to date. This was made possible by going to the University Georgia football season opener versus University of North Carolina at the Georgia Dome (1992-2017) in Atlanta. My day was made more complete with an unforgettable meal at a new Atlanta hotspot (See below). Football season brings out the gluttons in all of us. Why should I be any different?!

Here is what I ate and some of what I drank:

(2) 16 oz. glasses of blueberry naked juice

(3) cheese eggs

6-inch JalapeƱo pepper jack cheese sausage link

(2) pieces of mixed rye bread toast with fig jelly


Snyder s’more pieces

Blueberry pop tart

16 oz sour apple iced

6 buffalo wings with medium sauce

Zucchini dipped in ranch dressing

(5) sundries tomato pieces

Chocolate chip cookie

Slider hamburger with ketchup

20 oz. Red Powerade 

Footlong hotdog with onions and peppers and mustard

Cookie brownie square

Sweetwater 420 beer

2 bourbon shots chased with coke

Food at Gunshow

My meal (or meals) at Gunshow was unlike any I’ve ever had. If you have eaten there, you know what I mean. The menu at this Inman Park Gem varies daily based what the chefs originate. They prepare unusually delightful dishes which are listed on the menu and offer them to each party. If you deny them, they cross the item off of your menu and do not return. If you accept, you are in for a real treat. There was bone marrow, pork belly, cheddar and Lima bean covered bruschetta, and a lot of other things I liked but can’t remember. The experience surrounding the food is as memorable as the food itself. Plan ahead and get a reservation. You will thank me later.

That concludes my previous cheat day. Due to recent life changes, I am likely to break from reporting every Cheat Day, but that goes along with the Themeless theme.



Cheat Day Journal

After one of the longest self-imposed blogging breaks, I am back. The time I would have been using for my loosely defined blog posting process has been occupied by looking for a job. As much as I would enjoy writing these posts for a living, my strengths lie elsewhere, but I digress.

On to the body of this post:

I sped through one of Tim Ferriss’s masterpieces (The Four-Hour Body) last December and adopted the Slow-Carb diet lifestyle starting on January 1, 2016. It has been a smashing success and a catalyst for my life’s satisfaction.

Since starting, I have followed the Slow-Carb Diet religiously only eating foods listed as compliant with it during 6 out of every 7 days. The seventh day of every cycle, which I have designated as Saturday, is lovingly reserved for “Cheat Day.” Saturday is the best day of most weeks for this and multiple other reasons.

If you are reading this, you are probably attuned to the Cheat Day phenomenon. In case you are unfamiliar, it is becoming more widely understood that eating high-sugar, high-fat foods for one day each week keeps your metabolism at its optimal level. That is an unscientific explanation, but is as simply as I understand it.

Like other Saturday’s of 2016, I set out to indulge in the tastiest cuisine I could find without regard for its nutritional value this past Saturday. Below is what I ate and drank in chronological order with illustrations:

-4 homemade cookies (cream cheese chocolate chip)

-Sausage, egg and cheese croissant with hash browns and a fountain Powerade (Burger King)

-20 oz. Gatorade

-Sugar cookie

-Pack of Planters trail mix

-Dave’s double cheeseburger (Wendy’s)

-Small Chocolate Frosty (Wendy’s)

12:30 pm

-Pack of honey gram crackers (1 oz.) with vanilla pillsbury icing

-2 slices of pizza with garlic butter (local Pizza place; pictured)

Jasons pizza

-3 16 oz lemonades

-Fruit flavored tonic water

-Small strawberry milkshake (Chick-fil-a)

-6 Krispy Kreme lemon cake doughnuts (pictured)

Jason doughnuts

Needless to say, I was ready to put more suitable food in my body immediately after swallowing the final doughnut.

Cheat Day is delayed gratification at its finest. The gratification is only made more gratifying when the diet is closely followed non-Cheat Days.
I plan to keep you posted on what non-nutritious things I put in my body on the next Cheat Day.

Tomorrow is Saturday and the first day of football season. With club level seats, tailgating and all of the wonderful other decadence that comes with football season, it could be a Cheat Day for the ages.