It will be a weekend of pure unabashed gluttony when Blue Jays fans stuff their faces during the All You Can Eat Weekend. I myself will be attending this Sunday, and I look forward to gorging on processed meats, cheeses, and other foods of which their origin is unknown.
In order to enjoy this experience to the fullest, you will need to mentally and physically prepare yourself for this war. Just like Rocky Balboa had Mickey in his corner, consider this your training regiment and encouragement for the Blue Jays All You Can Eat Weekend.
Preparations – Leading Up To
In order to prepare for such an event, there is actually a lot of training that is required to get the most for your money. Leading up to the event, the experts say to only consume one large meal per day and to wash it down with at least a gallon of water. One mistake you definitely do not want to make is to fast before the game. This will actually tighten up your stomach and limit how much you can scarf down. There’s no point in starving yourself – leave that for the runway models.
Preparations – Day Of
The day of the game, do whatever you need to do to mentally prepare yourself for the All You Can Eat game. Go for a jog, play some Xbox 360, or meditate by listening to Lionel Ritchie records – whatever makes you comfortable. Clear your mind and your stomach will be empty. And remember the wise words the great Jedi Master, Yoda. Do or do not, there is no try.
Once you get to the ballpark, have a plan of attack. Remember that your food options are fairly limited; hot dogs, nachos, popcorn, peanuts and pop. I wouldn’t even bother with the smaller items such as popcorn and peanuts because they take up too much room in your stomach, and you can get those for pennies at the grocery store anyway.
Just like Roy Halladay, you want to work fast. The quicker you eat, the more you will be able to put in your stomach, so keep eating and try not to rest for too long. Wash everything down with some sugar-laden soda or spare yourself the calories and drink plenty of water.
Keep in mind that you definitely want to get your money’s worth from this event. The tickets for the seats alone are 25 dollars, which means you need to eat at least 14 dollars worth of food to make it worth your while. That really shouldn’t be that difficult because two hot dogs and a pop are around 15 dollars anyway.
Remember that after all of this, there is actually still a ballgame to watch so try not to eat so much that you turn into a grizzly and go into hibernation for nine innings. However, after stuffing yourself with hot dogs, nachos and pop all afternoon, a well-deserved siesta will be in order once you get home. The primary goal of the All You Can Eat Weekend is to have fun, so enjoy yourself and take in one of the last home games of the season at the Rogers Centre while you still can.
In the end, your stomach will thank you.