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Taco Eating Contest


#1

I registered for a taco eating contest being held next Thursday ($200 prize), and I'm trying to figure out the best way to minimize the damage.

Ideally, the contest would have been held in the morning, but unfortunately it's at 6 pm. So I'm planning on going with a grueling full body workout beforehand, and have the tacos as my postworkout meal. Im also considering going low-carb the day before.

Any suggestions?


#2

You are doomed


#3

Dont eat the bun.


#4

Are they hard or soft shell? Beef, chicken, pork? Any lettuce or tomato? Sour cream? Can you have some hot sauce on them?

Details man, details.........


#5

Nah, don't worry about it. You would have to consistently eat like that to gain any appreciable fat. This sounds like just a one time thing so just enjoy yourself. You could do what you suggested also, either eat low carb the whole morning or just workout a couple of hours before and treat it as a post workout cheat.


#6

G'luck


#7

Soft tacos, beef & chicken with lettuce, cheese and mild salsa. I have 20 minutes to eat as many as I can. Last year's winner won the competition with 22, so I'm aiming for 20.


#8

Why not 23?


#9

If I'm in that range, I have a great chance at winning the whole thing, or at least make the podium. 2nd place gets $100.


#10

youre lucky youre not versing me, i would destroy you. i <3 mexican food.


#11

Eat a HUGE meal in the morning to stretch your stomach out as much as possible. Then eat very little for the rest of the day before the contest.


#12

Takeru Kobayashi is that Japanese competitive eater, here is a video of him and some training techniques:

Some of the things he does is to not chew and drink seltzer water to expand his stomach during the competition. Hope this helps and good luck!


#13

Make sure to take some leucine before hand...Makes food more anabolic...hehe


#14

does anyone knows how heavy are those curls and DB press? I mean if the Db at your gym are like that etc


#15

Win and then buy some HOT-ROX extreme :slight_smile:


#16

You mean, you're not supposed to eat 20 taco's post workout EVERY time? No wonder i'm bulking too much...


#17

Seriously though, win and then run around the room till you puke or start dropping steamers.


#18

Oh. That kind of taco. How disappointing.


#19

LOL


#20

Hate to admit it, but I was thinking the same thing.