Big Fat Shake

A few weeks ago we talked about the Big Fat Fatty. Sal’s has another food challenge called the Big Fat Shake. You can only get these items as part of a challenge and you must finish in the allotted time.

So the Big Fat Shake has 30 scoops of vanilla AND 30 scoops of chocolate ice creams, cake, candy, cookies, pretzels, syrup, and whipped cream. It would have been nice to find a picture or video with this concoction but there were none. Milk wasn’t even mentioned.

So let’s try and break this down. 60 scoops of ice cream at about 179 calories per scoop is about 10,740 calories. Let’s add another 10,000 for the rest (without knowing the amounts) is hopefully not too conservative a count. It has to be a “glutton” for punishment that would eat this!

P90X® Workout

P90X® workout uses the science of muscle confusion. By changing your workout over 90 days, it changes your body. This allows your body to adapt and grow and not reach that plateau you so dread. Short training cycles with various intensities is what helps make it effective.

Along with the workout is the nutrition plan. They have a three-phase nutrition plan to complement your workout with the correct amount of calories and the right nutrients. Phase 1 is used to shred fat quickly. Phase 2 is an energy booster. Phase 3 is endurance maximization with complex carbohydrates and lean proteins.

Of course all this isn’t free! When you sign up for the base kit ($39.95 + $19.95 shipping and handling for 3 months), you get 12 workouts (dvd), fitness guide, the nutrition plan, calendar to track progress, 24/7 support. The Deluxe package adds a chin-up bar, resistance bands, and recovery supplement.

Find out more.

Roasted Cauliflower and Chickpea Soup

Need a hearty recipe for those chilly days? Look no further. This recipe is worth the time. It is worth the time and tastes, oh so good! I have made a few substitutions for this recipe.

I’ve cut the ground cumin to 1/2 teaspoon. I also use half and half instead of heavy cream. For the vegetable broth, I substitute water and Better than Bouillon vegetable base. If you really wanted to you could add chicken but you get protein in the chickpeas.

Get the recipe here.

Big Fat Fatty

There is a deli in California called Fat Sal’s Deli. They have this challenge to eat a sandwich called the Big Fat Fatty within 40 minutes.

The ingredients of this sandwich are cheesesteak, 5 cheese burgers, pastrami, chicken fingers, bacon, mozzarella sticks, 5 fried eggs, jalepeno peppers, fries, onion rings, chili, marinara, fat sauce and all this on 27-inch garlic hero bread. The challenge is for one person to eat this within the 40 minute time frame.

It weighs 13 lbs and costs $50. If you can “meat” the challenge, you get to eat it free. Only 3 people have been able to eat it all. It is estimated to be over 40,000 calories!

About Eggs

If you’ve ever wondered about eggs, FoodPrint has a full report about them. In this report they have information the following, but not limited to:
What eggs should be
Where do eggs come from?
Food safety and public health in egg production
The impact of egg production on the environment
Understanding egg labeling

You can find out the difference of eggs and cage-free eggs and how cage-free doesn’t necessarily mean better. The hens could be crowded onto a barn floor. The report talks about the feed the hens get, how they are treated, and what labels to look for.

The better ones are Animal Welfare Approved, Certified Humane, and Global Animal Partnership Steps 3, 4, 5 and Step 5+ which all ensure the birds are pasture-raised. Organic does not address all animal welfare concerns. Of course they will cost more. One dozen large eggs in our local store of pasture-raised eggs run about $6.49 vs $3.99 for a dozen large organic vs $1.09 for one dozen plain large eggs.

Read this for the full report.