50,000 calories is A LOT, no doubt about it. Split among 5 guys, it becomes a little more manageable. Make no mistake, though, eating roughly 10,000 calories within a short amount of time still requires a lot of effort and is not as enjoyable as it sounds.
How to Prepare for an Eating Challenge
- Reduce your calories in the days following up to the eating challenge or day of overfeeding. By making ‘space’ for it, you can mitigate the fat gain and the net effect of consuming an excessive amount of calories.
- Drink a lot of water to expand your stomach. (Thanks to our friend Carlos Benipayo for this tip!) This will help you accommodate the high volume of food that you’ll be consuming.
- On the day of the eating challenge, get a workout in before you start eating. This way, you can shuttle some of the nutrients into recovery, muscle gain, etc.
WILL EATING 10,000 MAKE YOU FAT?
Yes, in most cases, eating 10,000 calories within one sitting can cause you to store some of the excess calories as fat. BUT! The amount of fat that you will store will vary largely from person to person.
This will depend on your basal metabolic rate, insulin sensitivity, activity level, propensity to increase NEAT when overfeeding, etc.
A 100 lb. female with 30% body fat will store more body fat than a 200lb. male with 12% body fat when both individuals consume 10,000 calories each. This is one example where building muscle is very helpful. Muscle burns more calories than fat, so the person with a lower body fat percentage and more muscle mass (200 lb. male) will not store as much fat as the person with a higher body fat percentage and less muscle mass (100 lb. female).
In this case, Mico, JP, Huan, Carlo and Paolo have all been lifting weights for years, and they are all competitors in bodybuilding and physique. With a solid base of muscle, they burn more calories than the average male who doesn’t resistance train. They also train 4-6x a week with the help of heavy compound lifts such as squats, deadlifts, bench presses, barbell rows, and more.
48 Krispy Kreme Glazed Doughnuts – 9,120 calories
1 Whole (6 Slices) S&R Pepperoni Pizza – 4,960 calories
50 pieces McDonald’s McNuggets – 2,350 calories
8 Containers McDonald’s Dipping Sauce – 400 calories
300g Leslie’s Cheezy Chips – 1,297 calories
9 Wendy’s Baconators – 7, 125 calories
1 Bag Tostitos Chips – 520 calories
1kg Purefoods Bacon Strips – 3,000 calories
2 Rolls Cinnabon Classic – 1,760 calories
210g Hello Panda Strawberry Biscuits – 1,110
8 Links King Sue Hungarian Sausage – 1,200
380g Fudgee Bar Salted Caramel – 1,400 calories
1kg Curly Fries – 2,380 calories
1kg 90% Ground Beef – 1,760 calories
480g Chocnut – 2,160 calories
10 Pieces Lava Cake Lemon Square – 1,900 calories
1 Bag Lay’s Cheddar & Sour Cream Chips – 1,760 calories
11 Biscuits Arnott’s Tim Tam – 1,045 calories
132g Kraft Oreo Cookies – 634 calories
350g Magnolia Quickmelt Cheese – 1,237 calories
1.5L Selecta Coffee Crumble Ice Cream- 1,800 calories
900mL Selecta Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup Ice Cream – 1,170 calories
Protein: 1,747 grams
Carbohydrate: 5,612 grams
Fat: 2,934 grams
Sugar: 1,761 grams
Fiber: 206 g
Sodium: 108,375 milligrams
TOTAL CALORIES – 55,448 Calories
Tag 5 friends who should do a 50,000 CALORIE EATING CHALLENGE!!!