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WWLD: Late Night Food

Posted Nov 29 2008 12:27pm
If you are anything like me, your group of friends love to eat late night food on weekends. As the clock strikes midnight, their hunger rather than mojo kicks into overdrive. The focus shifts from golden blondes to the golden arches.

Going to a fast food restuarant usually starts as a joke around 11:30pm, but quickly turns into an all out chant by 12:30pm. Its like they are fans at a sporting event, firing eachother up (and trying to convince me) to eat the biggest most unhealthy meal possible.

The chant goes along with the tune of 'Let's Go Cubs' and goes a little something like this:

'Burgers and fries, Burgers and fries, Burgers and fries!'

The 'burgers and fries' chant starts slowly and builds in both speed and volume, then the Super(size) Fans split to tell me exactly where they want to go:

'Mc' 'Donalds', 'Mc' 'Donalds'

'Fud' 'Ruckers', 'Fud' 'Ruckers'

'Johnny' 'Rockets', 'Johnny' 'Rockets'

It's tough to be the lone health conscious guy in the group, because you don't want go home early and miss the intoxicated recap of the night or what other craziness might happen at 3 a.m. in a diner in Virginia.

Hold off hunger by:
  • Eatting something healthy and filling just as you are leaving for the night.

  • Grab a protein bar and water at the convenience store to have on your way to the first night spot.

  • Drink a lot of water before, during, and after the night. Your body can send a signal of hunger if you are dehydrated too.

  • Cut the craving by letting your friend order fries and having a couple of theirs rather than ordering your own.

Late night food ideas at your place:

  • cereal and skim milk
  • fruit
  • granola bars
  • pretzels, baked chips
  • cottage cheese and fruit
  • yogurt
  • celery/carrots with hummus or peanut butter
  • whole wheat pita with hummus or peanut butter

More WWLD's:

At the Diner

First Date

Surviving the Airport Food Court

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