What’s Your ‘Death Row Meal?’

By Pete Williams

Go for the minced pork BBQ

All this talk about healthy eating can be, well, unhealthy. It’s good to be focused on eating properly, especially with the food industry working so hard to make us fat. It’s also impossible to perform well in endurance sports without proper nutrition strategies.

But the great thing about training and eating properly is enjoying your favorite foods without guilt. Many popular nutrition plans advocate a free/cheat day, which is a good thing.

Once or twice a year, I take that a step further by indulging in a “death row meal,” my last supper, the final feast, the bucket buffet, the last thing I’d eat on Earth were I heading out before breakfast.

I enjoyed my death row meal earlier this week at Bill’s Barbecue in Richmond, Va. It’s two minced pork barbecue sandwiches (sometimes three), fries, large limeade, and a slice of chocolate pie. It’s just an annual thing since we don’t have Bill’s BBQ in Florida.

The more you clean up your diet, the more a fatty meal makes you feel sleepy, bloated, and lethargic. That’s because you’re more in tune with how food makes you feel and fuels you for high performance.

That’s not the case with the death row meal.

It just tastes and feels great all around.

What’s your death row meal?

4 Comments

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4 responses to “What’s Your ‘Death Row Meal?’

  1. Rob Knapp

    Same genre, different venue: Pork-and-beef combo sandwich with fries and a big Coca-Cola at Arthur Bryant’s, 19th and Brooklyn, Kansas City, Mo.

  2. Melissa Keith

    Mine would include chicken fried steak and a salad with blue cheese dressing.

  3. Sushi, fried chicken, Krispy Kreme doughnuts, and Gatorade!
    Ty Treadwell, author of Last Suppers: Famous Final Meals from Death Row

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