br wrote:Joey Chestnut downs 69 Nathan's hot dogs in 10 minutes. Good job, Joey, on your 7th straight title. Enjoy dessert.
How is that even anatomically possible? Does he look like a 9-month pregnant woman at the end?
During the broadcast on espn, they said he weighed in at 211 and by the time he finishes will be 8 pounds heavier.
They said the women's champ, Sonya Thomas, tipped the scales at 101 and put down 36 3/4 dogs in 10 minutes. She is 45 years old and lists her occupation as competitive eater. http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-504763_162- ... -his-body/
"Last year Chestnut ate "only" 62 hot dogs and buns to win the competition.
The winner of the 2012 women's contest was 45-year-old Sonya the "Black Widow" Thomas, who took in 45 dogs to take home the pink champion's belt and $10,000.
Chestnut is more than 6 feet tall and weighs 210 pounds, and the 5-foot-5 Thomas barely weighed in at 100 pounds, the Associated Press reported.
While the annual competition is in good fun, many people wonder: What exactly are Chestnut and other competitors putting in their bodies during competition?
According to the Nathan's website, one of its natural casing hot dogs contains 290 calories (150 from fat), 17 grams of fat, 6 grams of saturated fat and 710 milligrams of sodium. That means the 28-year-old Chestnut took in nearly 20,000 calories, more than 1,150 grams of fat, over 400 grams of saturated fat and a whopping 48,300 milligrams of sodium.
That certainly surpasses the government dietary guidelines for a 2,000-calorie per day diet which sets upper limits on 65 grams of fat, 20 or less grams of saturated fat and 2,400 milligrams of sodium.
The slender Thomas likely consumed over 13,000 calories, 765 grams of fat, 270 grams of saturated fat and nearly 32,000 milligrams of sodium, based on these numbers. "