Longtime lurker, first-time poster. My best friend (who is a big user of this site) was reading this post from another forum:
He's a super competitive guy, and he's now got this into his head that he's going to try out marathon eating. I was telling him this is crazy and it's going to be horrible for his health, but he insists that it's not that bad. So to settle some disagreements, we both agree that I should post some questions here:
- How does one actually keep their health while doing something like this? Are there certain exercises or eating habits that will help?
- This guy talks about eating over 100 McDonalds burgers in 12 hours and 44 boxes of Oreos in 8 hours. How does one actually do that? Is there a physical limit on how much somebody can eat? Do they exercise while eating to burn calories?
- If someone were to attempt to marathon eat, what are the best/worst foods to do this with?
- How much rest does somebody need between marathons?