It started with Chipotlent. Andrew Hawryluk, a 23 year-old animator living in Los Angeles, decided to observe lent in non-traditional fashion by giving up not eating Chipotle at least once per day. He dubbed the 46-day streak of eating Chipotle once a day, chipotlent. But his Chipotle cravings didn’t stop there.
After 153 days, Hawryluk is still eating Chipotle every day and blogging about the burrito bowl lifestyle he has dubbed the Chipotlife. So what does eating Chipotle for 153 days straight do to a person’s physique? Apparently, not a lot. Hawryluk answered the question, “Are you obese?” on the FAQ section of his blog with a picture of his six-pack abs.
It is worth noting that Hawryluk has not been eating burritos during his Chipotle binge. His typical meal is a modified chicken burrito bowl consisting of white rice, chicken, guacamole, and lettuce with Tabasco chipotle sauce on top. This leaner meal adds up to about 605 calories. In comparison, a steak burrito consisting of a flour tortilla, steak, white rice, pinto beans, sour cream, cheese, lettuce and salsa is about 1035 calories, which puts you well on your way to exceeding the U.S. Department of Health’s recommended calorie intake for adults.
Hawryluk also notes on his blog that he lifts weights about three times a week and does cardio exercise one to two days a week. However, it’s still pretty impressive that a person can stay relatively healthy while eating what many of us consider to be “fast food.”
At this point, the employees of Chipotle’s San Vincente Boulevard location in Los Angeles know Hawryluk’s order by heart. The meal he has deemed The Impeccabowl is an “undeniably delicious” meal, Hawryluk says, and he doesn’t plan on stopping his Chipotle diet anytime soon.
“I will go on record saying that I think Chipotle is objectively the best restaurant,” Hawryluk writes on his blog. “I believe the main factors that determine the quality of a restaurant are cost, taste, speed, decor, consistency, ingredients, portion size, and transparency. If you know of a restaurant that dominates any or all of these categories as thoroughly as Chipotle does, please let me know.”
To date, Hawryluk has spent $1,567 on Chipotle and has even planned vacations around the availability of the restaurant, according to Business Insider. Here’s hoping we can all aspire to live the Chipotlife we were all meant to live. I wish you all a lifetime of peace, love and burrito bowls.
(Photos courtesy of Chipotlife)