Binge and Purge
Just like any good boy, CJ needs to eat well in order to remain in good
physical condition. San Andreas' HUD will sport a hunger alert that
will inform the player when CJ gets peckish. If CJ doesn't eat and
blatantly ignores his hunger pangs, he'll start to lose his energy
level. This means he might not be able to run or pedal as fast as
before, or even punch as hard in a fight. His clothes will start to
hang off his body as he drops the weight, too.
On the flip side of the coin, should the player elect to force CJ to
eat nothing but pizza and burgers, he'll soon pack on the pounds, and
there may even be a one or two vomiting incidents along the way (if he
pukes, you'll not be able to buy more food for a set amount of time).
His running speed will get slower and his clothes begin to bulge out
more and more. He'll start to waddle around instead of running, and all
of his character model animations will be affected suitably.
Fight the Flab
If CJ finds himself resembling the Pillsbury Dough Boy, then it's up to
the player to shape up or ship out. Luckily, CJ will be able to work
out in different locations including the gym. A decent workout is just
as important for weight maintenance as it is for building muscle mass
and strength. A healthy CJ will be sleeker, faster, and stronger, and
will recover a from hectic physical encounter more quickly.
Grab Some Grub
Now that we know that CJ is a man that enjoys grubbing down on a
regular basis (put on too much weight and snobby civilians on the
streets will shout out rude words), let's take a look at some of the
eateries that he'll be frequenting: