one of the best--no, THE best thing about working out is the increase in appetite. when i played field hockey in high school, i could eat like a horse. this also had to do, no doubt, with the fact that i was a growing girl. college field hockey wasn't as rigorous as high school, but i could still stuff myself during the fall. now that, after a few years, i'm actually working out almost daily, i am getting back to what i feel is normal for me: the ability to eat a box of mac 'n cheese in one sitting, annie's cheddar in this case. how refreshing.