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Sorry, semi-wall of text. Cliffnotes at the bottom.

Alright, I realize Nards recently had a thread where many aspects of food challenges were discussed. I'm lazy enough that no, I don't want to use the Search function and blah, it's probably a thread with a lot of filler IIRC. So bear with me.

I've decided to undertake a big food challenge around here, a 7-lb burrito consisting of 5 lbs of grilled potatoes, 12 eggs, ham, cheese, chile, whatever. I know the guy from Man vs Food tried it early on and failed, so it makes it a little more daunting.

I do consider myself to have, in all honesty, a fairly epic appetite. I've gotten a good grasp for what normal people, as well as meatheads consider to be a good amount of food, and I would typically say it's nowhere near my capacity. No bragsies, but I'm just trying to be realistic for the sake of the discussion. My hunger has always been pretty remarkable, to say the least.

That being said, for those who know about preparing for these, or have: What do you feel is the best strategy in the days going in to the challenge?

I want to give myself the best chance possible, especially since I have to drop $20 on the big hoss. What I was considering doing was getting fairly depleted in the day or two before. Evening doing some sprints the night before as well. Fast afterwards, and through the morning. I happen to have a particular thing that I can use that makes me VERY hungry, especially as time passes and I use more of that item. So I figure, if I did that and then showed up to the restaurant ravenous, would that be my best chance?

But then, perhaps small, frequent rabbit-meals high in fiber, lower in fat would maybe be good? I don't know!

Cliffnotes
- Doing a food challenge. Lots of food
- I am totally ignorant about the best approach to preparing for said challenge in days before
- Am willing to do what I need to in order to win. Halp plz.

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Taken from Takeru Kobayashi's wiki entry

"Kobayashi expands his stomach for a competition by eating larger and larger amounts of food, and then exercises to ensure that fat will not impede expansion of his stomach during a competition.[18]

Kobayashi's official web site gives his height as 173 cm (5 ft 8 in) and his weight as 58 kg (128 lb). However he's weighed as much as 87 kg (191.8 lb) according to a June 29, 2006 blog entry.[19] As of July 4, 2009, Kobayashi weighed in at 60 kg (132 lb) for the annual Fourth of July hot dog eating competition on Coney Island.[20]

Kobayashi is also known for his trademark body wiggle, referred to by some as the "Kobayashi Shake", to force food down his esophagus and settle more compactly in his stomach.[21] He eats the hot dogs by splitting the frankfurter in half, dipping the buns in water, Sprite, or 7-Up and then stuffing both parts in his mouth. He calls this the Solomon Method.[22"

I've tried and failed several different eating contests. Good luck...it's harder than it looks!

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I suck at these unless my food intake has been greatly increased for several weeks. I can eat a hell of a lot more right now than I could a few weeks back. It takes time for my stomach to expand to hold the increased food intake or I just get nauseated. Just based on that, if this was the goal, I would spend the time before the contest eating like I used to when at my heaviest weight and working out twice a day to help with any fat gain.

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PimpBot5000 wrote:
Taken from Takeru Kobayashi's wiki entry

"Kobayashi expands his stomach for a competition by eating larger and larger amounts of food, and then exercises to ensure that fat will not impede expansion of his stomach during a competition.[18]

Kobayashi's official web site gives his height as 173 cm (5 ft 8 in) and his weight as 58 kg (128 lb). However he's weighed as much as 87 kg (191.8 lb) according to a June 29, 2006 blog entry.[19] As of July 4, 2009, Kobayashi weighed in at 60 kg (132 lb) for the annual Fourth of July hot dog eating competition on Coney Island.[20]

Kobayashi is also known for his trademark body wiggle, referred to by some as the "Kobayashi Shake", to force food down his esophagus and settle more compactly in his stomach.[21] He eats the hot dogs by splitting the frankfurter in half, dipping the buns in water, Sprite, or 7-Up and then stuffing both parts in his mouth. He calls this the Solomon Method.[22"

I've tried and failed several different eating contests. Good luck...it's harder than it looks!


i saw a documentary on this guy, holy fucking shit he can eat. Practices with 100 plates from a sushi bar.

Apparently his stomach sits very low in his body due to some genetic disorder, somewhere behind his belly button, so when he eats it expands upwards towards his chest.


SSC, stretch the hell out of your stomach, these guys train by drink 4 litres of water in one sitting to stretch it out, also guys train with salads. Yeah sounds weird but its a hell of a lot easier to stretch ur stomach out a few kg's of salad, plus the little cals help out here.

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Marzouk wrote:
i saw a documentary on this guy, holy fucking shit he can eat. Practices with 100 plates from a sushi bar.


Yeah man he's a beast......he's like the Wayne Gretzky of shoving nitrite-infused pork byproducts down your throat!

Where is LankyMofo?? As I recall he made short work of a sandwich roughly the size and dimensions of Rosie O'Donnell's thigh...

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I wish you good fortuen, but man...5 lbs of potatoes!


When I did my big burger I skipped lunch and only had oatmeal for breakfast....but in all honesty I think nothing can help unless you have the knd of stomach like Kobayashi's that can expand.

I barely finsihed a quarter of my food (there were fries, mashed potatoes and a liter of cola) and even if I'd drunk more water the hourse before, or sjkipped breakfast too or whatever... it still wouldn't have helped me finish...maybe only get up to 40% complete.

I know on Man V Food he talks about strategy, but I don't believe there is any strategy.

You've got one stomach, and so much food. I don't care if you eat the protein first, then the starch, or the other way around...you'll still fill up and the more you eat the more it'll hurt.
I quit mine when after eating non-stop for about 35 minutes, then still ate some but I stopped before I felt sick because I knwew I wasn't going to finish.

But please try to get photos!

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Good luck for your challenge....BUT...why do you want to get into this? For the experience? To win (obv.)?

My thought was that you've worked so hard to get yourself lean, you're pretty clued up on the science and practice behind lifting/nutrition - to me (IMHO) I'm just questioning why you'd want to do something like this. why dude, why?! Anyway - each to their own and I know you'd have reasons but this is my immediate reaction to this. No offence meant.

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I think that even though it doesn't make a lot of sense...eating a lot is a sign of manliness.

Same with arm wrestling and wearing XXXXXL shirts. You may not be that strong or that lean, but it makes you feel more like an Aplha Male.

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XanderBuilt wrote:
Good luck for your challenge....BUT...why do you want to get into this? For the experience? To win (obv.)?

My thought was that you've worked so hard to get yourself lean, you're pretty clued up on the science and practice behind lifting/nutrition - to me (IMHO) I'm just questioning why you'd want to do something like this. why dude, why?! Anyway - each to their own and I know you'd have reasons but this is my immediate reaction to this. No offence meant.



LOL

And if he does gain a little body fat, losing it is impossible, huh?


I don't understand the concern.

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Professor X wrote:
XanderBuilt wrote:
Good luck for your challenge....BUT...why do you want to get into this? For the experience? To win (obv.)?

My thought was that you've worked so hard to get yourself lean, you're pretty clued up on the science and practice behind lifting/nutrition - to me (IMHO) I'm just questioning why you'd want to do something like this. why dude, why?! Anyway - each to their own and I know you'd have reasons but this is my immediate reaction to this. No offence meant.



LOL

And if he does gain a little body fat, losing it is impossible, huh?


I don't understand the concern.


Just the logic/principle behind it. Each to their own. The way I feel is if you're on a path you'd perform activities congruent to that. Maybe it's just the way I'm looking at it.

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Well the most he could possibly gain is 7 lbs.


But he will certainly lose a lot of that about 30 hours later.

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Realistically though he is going to gain no more than 3. I just don't see you or anybody that isn't pro putting down 5lbs of potatoes, not to mention 2lbs of other shit. It does sound delicious though, if i ever come to colorado I would give it a shot.

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Well, thanks for all the responses, guys.

I'll be able to address everything to an individual capacity later today... bear with me!

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you need to swallow some small bitish orphans so they eat everything you take in during the challenge

theyre like the best digestive aid ever

fuck psylium husks

mix british orphans into your food

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Ct. Rockula wrote:
you need to swallow some small bitish orphans so they eat everything you take in during the challenge

theyre like the best digestive aid ever

fuck psylium husks

mix british orphans into your food



Rocky,

Do they need to be British orphans; or can I use a medley of orphans from different countries?

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aeyogi wrote:
Ct. Rockula wrote:
you need to swallow some small bitish orphans so they eat everything you take in during the challenge

theyre like the best digestive aid ever

fuck psylium husks

mix british orphans into your food



Rocky,

Do they need to be British orphans; or can I use a medley of orphans from different countries?



Absolutely only British

its in the accent

the way they say "an I HAVSOME OR? SUH"

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Ct. Rockula wrote:
aeyogi wrote:
Ct. Rockula wrote:
you need to swallow some small bitish orphans so they eat everything you take in during the challenge

theyre like the best digestive aid ever

fuck psylium husks

mix british orphans into your food




Rocky,

Do they need to be British orphans; or can I use a medley of orphans from different countries?



Absolutely only British

its in the accent

the way they say "an I HAVSOME OR? SUH"


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If I were hell bent on winning, I would do what X said and build my stomach capacity up over a few weeks and hit the gym harder then usual. Train your body for it basically. If I was just going to do it and have fun and try to win, I would just eat a small breakfast, eat nothing else during the day except a pre workout shake, then go do a hard leg workout where I bust my ass, go shower and head over to do the challenge. Whenever I lift about 45-60 mins later I can eat so much food its not even funny.

So basically small breakfast + hard lifting session immediately before food challenge.

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aeyogi wrote:
Ct. Rockula wrote:
aeyogi wrote:
Ct. Rockula wrote:
you need to swallow some small bitish orphans so they eat everything you take in during the challenge

theyre like the best digestive aid ever

fuck psylium husks

mix british orphans into your food




Rocky,

Do they need to be British orphans; or can I use a medley of orphans from different countries?



Absolutely only British

its in the accent

the way they say "an I HAVSOME OR? SUH"




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[quote]aeyogi wrote:
[quote]Ct. Rockula wrote:
[quote]aeyogi wrote:
[quote]Ct. Rockula wrote:
you need to swallow some small bitish orphans so they eat everything you take in during the challenge

theyre like the best digestive aid ever

fuck psylium husks

mix british orphans into your food[/quote]



Rocky,

Do they need to be British orphans; or can I use a medley of orphans from different countries?[/quote]


Absolutely only British

its in the accent

the way they say "an I HAVSOME OR? SUH"[/quote]





that's all anyone needs is to take 5 or 7 British orphans like this lil guy

they never tire of eating

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I would practice by simply trying to eat 5lbs of potatoes in a sitting.
I'd get so high/sick off of all that starch it would put me in a coma.
Not to mention you're going to have the worst thirst imaginable and no room to drink any water.
Please post before and after pictures.

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tonypluto wrote:

Please post before and after pictures.



Of what?


The food, what it does to him, or what he does to it later?

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I have eaten at the restaurant in Denver where they serve that burrito, their normal burritos were delicious. That is my contribution.

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Professor X wrote:
tonypluto wrote:

Please post before and after pictures.



Of what?


The food, what it does to him, or what he does to it later?


Yeah...let's have a cut-off "later" time of the plate the moment you finish.

No need for ones the next day.

Next day if he's lucky!

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tonypluto wrote:
I would practice by simply trying to eat 5lbs of potatoes in a sitting.
I'd get so high/sick off of all that starch it would put me in a coma.
Not to mention you're going to have the worst thirst imaginable and no room to drink any water.
Please post before and after pictures.


Double edged sword huh?

Like gonna be REAL thirsty but need to use all the space in your stomach for potatoes. Yep fuck this challenge.

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