Eating one’s way to San Francisco
It is now totally and completely obvious to me why business men have so much trouble keeping their weight down and staying in shape; at least those who travel frequently.
You start off in the Business or Senator Lounge where there is free access to continental breakfast, beverages (juice, booze, coffees, etc) and snacks. People automatically take food and drink.
Then, they get on the plane. The new airbus with the first & business on the upper level comes with classy service. (I love it when you can get an upgrade at a bargain trade of miles).
First there is this nice attendant offering bubbly, orange juice or water. Then the beverage cart comes around almost immediately after take off, not to forget the snacks. This is followed by a served three course meal (third course being various drinkables and eatables). The beverages are brought by about once an hour. Snacks half way through the flight, then another full meal about 2 hours out.
This is a lot of food; and drinks. More than I normally eat in two days, and no – I didn’t eat any where near what I was offered or could have had. Watching those around me, they almost always accepted something every time it was offered.
Ten hours and 40 minutes without exercise and an available caloric intake well over 3000 cal. And there are those who do this all the time.
Even though it was only 1400 local time when we checked into the hotel, I was obviously starting to run down. The hotel at which we are staying has a athletic club which means I feel a little less guilty after time on the tread mill. Still I doubt I will have much interest in food for the foreseeable future. Or maybe tomorrow?