199. The Light Eater (1)

Oscar hadn’t eaten all day, but that was . Many scientific studies have concluded that the less eat, the longer they live. These studies are on experiments with mice and other small animals, maybe the conclusions don’t apply to humans. But they do. Oscar wanted to live to be . So, years ago, he had cut back from meals a day to two. Occasionally, he ate one meal a day. The fewer meals Oscar , the less guilty he felt about not exercising.
was 11 p.m. Oscar peeled and ate a . He filled a pot with water, put the on the stovetop, and turned on the gas. he sliced six radishes, salted them lightly, and them. Then he washed and ate two celery . After that, he ate a half cup of nuts. He loved the pecans best, although they the fewest in the assortment. He sliced a in half, and then used a squeezer to all the lemon juice into an empty cup. the water in the pot began to boil, grabbed a box of pasta from the cabinet.