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Matt Stonie Downs Over A Gallon Of In-N-Out Milkshakes In Under 5 Minutes

When it comes to fast food milkshakes, In-N-Out’s are pretty thick, making the act of sucking them through a straw or guzzling them a challenge. It’s a struggle to just get through one, but competitive eating legend Matt Stonie just got through more than TEN in under 5 minutes.

The ten and a half milkshakes Stonie downed was the equivalent of about 1.25 gallons, translating to roughly 6,090 calories and a whopping ten pounds of frozen dairy.

Stonie took it on like a champ, finishing off the entire thing in just under 5 minutes. While attempting to drink the viscous dessert from a straw slowed him down at the beginning, he easily made up for that with his masterful chugging skills.

Considering that just one of In-N-Out’s milkshakes is relatively filling, Stonie’s feat is truly an impressive one. How he manages to keep all that down and barely get a brain freeze, I have no idea.

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A Female Competitive Eater Just Beat Matt Stonie’s Nearly Impossible Pocky Eating Challenge

Competitive eater Raina Huang has been making a huge name for herself this year. She’s set the world record for the biggest In-N-Out burger consumed and cleaned out Panda Express’ entire menu in 45 minutes. Her most recent feat, though, pitted her against fellow eater Matt Stonie, and she managed to eclipse his mark in a nearly impossible Pocky eating challenge.

Stonie’s initial challenge, which has garnered a whopping 8 million views since it was posted, involved him attempting to take down 1600 pieces of Pocky in as little time as possible. Unfortunately, he fell short, leaving several hundred pieces of the chocolate-covered snacks behind and throwing in the towel at around the 49 minute mark. He still ate at least over 1,000 Pocky, which is an impressive feat in and of itself.

Huang’s counterchallenge was slightly less in terms of quantity, as she only opted for 1,512 Pocky to stop with. However, she managed to take down the entire batch, finishing just a minute after Stonie gave up.

There were a few different strategies that Huang employed that may have given her a slight edge. She opted for a mix of both strawberry and chocolate Pocky, which meant she had a mix of flavors to draw from while she was eating. Stonie also went for milk and water during his challenge, while Huang only utilized bottles of water to help get her food down.

Regardless, Huang’s feat shows that she can match some of the world’s best when it comes to the space of competitive eating. We’ll have to see if Stonie eventually chooses to go for it and try to break her mark.

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Matt Stonie Tries Jollibee For The First Time, Downs 5 Buckets In Half An Hour

It’s no secret that the Foodbeast squad is a huge fan of Jollibee. If you haven’t gotten in on their crispy Chickenjoy with their ethereal gravy, you’re missing out on some of the best fast food fried chicken out there. Renowned competitive eater Matt Stonie just learned that lesson as he took on the Filipino fast food icon in his latest eating challenge.

Stonie had never tried Jollibee prior to his latest video, but used the recent social media hype around it as an excuse to finally sample it. And by “sample,” I mean take on five buckets of fried chicken in as little time as possible.

From the first bite, Stonie was in love, his face in utter disbelief at the flavor and juiciness that Jollibee’s gold standard provided. He tried adding on the gravy about three pieces in, but found the poultry so succulent that he deemed it unnecessary to add on.

Sad to see so much gravy go to waste, but hey, at least Stonie loved the chicken. So much so, in fact, that he kept a pace of under a minute per piece and crushed all five buckets in just 27 minutes. And that was while he was savoring the chicken and taking it slow on the first bucket.

The only person in the building that wasn’t impressed by Stonie’s latest feat was Foodbeast managing editor and fried chicken sherpa Reach Guinto.” I could do that faster, WITH the gravy,” he proclaimed after learning about it.

The man loves Jollibee fried chicken more than Homer loves donuts, so I wouldn’t put it past “Tito Reach” to pull that off. Sounds like we need him to face off against Stonie, though, just to be sure.

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Matt Stonie Obliterated 125 Cupcakes In Under 9 Minutes [WATCH]

Competitive eating icon Matt Stonie has a knack for astounding the crowds every time he undertakes a food challenge. His latest speed-eating feat was mind-boggling not just because of its difficulty, but also for his lightning pace.

Stonie’s new challenge involved consuming 125 cupcakes in as little time as possible. This was no easy task, considering the heavy starchiness of the cakes and the cloying sweetness of each mound of icing. Stonie cruised through the beginning, however, averaging a rate of just over 1 cupcake per second at one point.

By the time the six-minute-mark was reached, 101 cupcakes had already been devoured. For reference, the current Major League Eating record for cupcakes eaten in that time span stands at 72. If Stonie had been in a contest and not his kitchen, that mark would officially be shattered.

Afterward, Stonie slowed down considerably as the cupcakes fought back. He did everything in his power to eat more while preventing himself from regurgitating the rest. About 3 minutes later, he managed to swallow the last cupcake, clocking in with a final time of 8 minutes, 55 seconds.

Strangely, having watched Stonie’s prowess with consuming cupcakes, I now want some for myself. Although I’d only get through a miniscule fraction of what he just devoured.

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Matt Stonie Devours Harold & Kumar’s White Castle Order In Just 15 Minutes

At the end of the hysterical cult classic, Harold & Kumar Go To White Castle, each member of the fictional comedy pair orders a marijuana-fueled fast food feast. Each White Castle order consisted of 30 sliders, five large fries, and four large drinks (Harold opted for Cherry Coke while Kumar got Diet Coke). Many have attempted to consume the entire meal since, but nobody’s efforts were as impressive as Matt Stonie’s.

The viral competitive eater went to the White Castle in Las Vegas to take on the fictional challenge, opting for Harold’s order as his meal of choice. In total, Stonie would have to devour just under 15 pounds of food that dialed in at 9,660 calories. As he has many times in the past, “Megatoad” made it look easy, crushing all of his White Castle order in just 15 minutes.

Stonie’s only regret after gorging on so much White Castle? Not going for Kumar’s order instead, as the cherry-flavored soda was, in his words, “garbage.”

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Matt Stonie Chugs 3 Pounds Of Honey In 4 Minutes And It Doesn’t End Well

A word to the wise: If competitive eating legend Matt Stonie chugs his way through an impressive challenge then tells you to avoid it, you probably should take his advice.

Stonie’s latest feat involved quaffing an astonishing three pounds of honey, which he accomplished in just over 4 minutes. He didn’t feel that it was a hard challenge, per say, but did go as far as saying it was “weird.” The amount of viscous liquid coating his insides as the mass of honey traveled down to his stomach is definitely enough to make anyone feel queasy.

That definitely was the case for Stonie, who was sick to his stomach for the rest of the day after guzzling over 4,000 calories of liquid sugar. If you want to avoid the pain of enduring that diabetic food coma, you probably want to leave this challenge to the pros and just watch Stonie make downing three pounds of honey look like child’s play.

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Matt Stonie Attempts to Eat 50 Scrambled Eggs In Under 6 Minutes

Even the most hardcore scrambled egg lover can admit that eating between 2-to-5 is more than enough, but competitive eater Matt Stonie is more hardcore than the average person, so he attempted to eat 50.

Stonie literally put every single one of the 50 eggs in a giant bowl, whisked them all at once, and poured them into two different cooking pans. He even sprinkled in some cheese for good measure.

Using a baking sheet as a plate, Stonie went to work on his protein-packed challenge, as his buddy unofficially challenged him to finish in under five minutes and 50 seconds, which just seemed like an arbitrary guesstimate.

It took him 6 minutes and 16 seconds to get every last bite in, but he actually did eat the whole damn thing.

Next time you’re in your kitchen, eating your scrambled egg breakfast and taking your sweet time, remember that this beast took down 20 times more than you, and did it faster.

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An Inside Look At The Lives Of The World’s Top 3 Competitive Eaters

The world of competitive eating may seem like paradise at first to those of us who love to eat. However, eaters on the competitive eating circuit face a grueling and tough path of contests filled with loads of training, practice, and stomach pain. To be a competitive eater is nothing short of impressive, and is even comparable to how a professional athlete trains and performs.

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In order to get insight on competitive eaters’ routines, we talked to some of the world’s best: Female competitive eating icon Miki Sudo, viral YouTube sensation Matt Stonie, and industry legend Joey “Jaws” Chestnut; all revealed their own personal tips and tricks to Foodbeast. From contest prep to gametime strategies and recovery methods, here’s what really goes into a professional eating contest.

Prepping For The Big Day

While each competitive eater has their own method and style of preparation, everybody tends to go through the same processes. Each eater will train, practice, and fast in various rotations leading up to their contest.

For Matt Stonie, getting his body into a rhythm is absolutely crucial. Cycles of training, resting, and practice help him get into his groove. Fasting is also key to prepping for the big day. However, even the day before the contest, Stonie doesn’t skimp on the energy.

“Yesterday I did an all-liquid diet, protein shakes, liquid carbs. This morning, some water, some coffee, some Gatorade for some sugar.”

While the stomach may stay empty, Stonie keeps himself running in peak form thanks to the electrolytes and energy spikes his liquid diet provides. It’s a smart way to stay focused and in top shape while limiting food intake before an eating contest.

Miki Sudo, the world’s top female competitive eater, also has a distinct approach to her prep. “I like to have a comfortable week where I have my sleep schedule in order. I’m in the gym, I’m regularly doing cardio — I just feel fit and energetic and healthy,” she said. On top of that, Sudo likes to go through a 24-hour fasting period. Proper nutrition is another major key for her. Those long periods of internal body prep help Sudo stay at the top of her game and in front of the competition.

Like Sudo, Joey Chestnut likes to have about a week or so to prep, rest, and practice. Training, including running, is a part of his regimen, but practicing eating the food beforehand appears to be paramount. “Every practice I try to build up my tolerance,” Chestnut says, as it helps him grit through more of whatever food is ahead of him.

Interestingly, prepping for contests is the most variable factor for several competitive eating athletes. While Stonie, Sudo, and Chestnut have ideal practice times and durations, they admit that they don’t always reach that optimum amount because of time constraints between contests and other varying factors. However, even when they’re not at their best, they can still accomplish incredible eating feats.

Getting Into Gametime Mode

Before games start, athletes love to hype themselves up and get the adrenaline flowing. Competitive eaters are no different.

Miki Sudo loves to, as she puts it, feed off of the crowd. The energy that they can provide really helps her give everything while eating. On top of the audience, she also likes to listen to any songs that get her pumped up and energized (Iggy Azalea’s “Heavy Crowd” is a personal favorite of hers right now).

Adrenaline and energy are definitely important, but so is their mindset heading into game time. Stonie feels that keeping yourself from “mentally psyching out” is important heading into a contest. By doing that, you keep yourself from getting in your head and letting that affect your performance.

When it comes to the actual contest, a general consensus exists that it’s all about maintaining your top energy for the allotted time. That means that while eating may seem enjoyable to us, an eating contest is anything but.

“Exerting 100% of your energy over the course of [a contest], no matter what you’re doing, is very very grueling,” Sudo told Foodbeast. Matt Stonie agrees, as he compares an eating contest to a marathon. “I think the hardest part is maintaining that internal momentum that you have and keep going and going,” he says.

For Stonie, the last two minutes of a competition are also the most grueling. “In the last couple of minutes it’s not fun and you wanna stop or just take it easy. 2 minutes left, 1 minute left, just push it out.” These competitive eaters are exerting their full effort when it’s game time, just like any professional athlete does during a sporting event. While each competition is not always the same amount of time, they all definitely take a serious toll that requires some extensive recovery.

Recovery Time

When an eating contest is all said and done, the competitors then immediately begin recovery mode. Considering they just consumed an obscene amount of food, some of the key steps afterward involve rest and hydration.

Immediately following a competition, Stonie’s priority is to get back to his hotel room, shower, take a nap, and hydrate.

For Sudo, hydration is the key as well, especially when it comes to saltier foods like hot dogs and potstickers.

“It’s really important for me to get rehydrated so my body doesn’t go into shock. [Contest organizers] ask us what kind of soda, juice, tea, or water we want after the contest.”

Even with that hydration on deck, it’s hard to be able to recover from a contest right away. There’s still post-game obligations that Sudo and the others have to fill. “[Sometimes] I haven’t been able to go back and rest for half an hour to an hour doing pictures and interviews,” Sudo stated. “So it’s really hard to find that bottle of water when you need it.”

Following the contest, the hydration and rest contributes to getting the food fully digested. For the next one to two days after an event, Stonie slowly goes from bloated to normal. However, he doesn’t fully fast while in this phase so that his nutrition stays on point.

“A day after, especially, usually 2 days in, I get some vegetables or light calories,” Stonie says. “You gotta take care of your body, you can’t just fast completely. Vitamins and minerals are essential to keep your whole system going.”

And while the eaters may still be in recovery mode for the next contest, they’re already gearing up for the next one. Like an athlete looks at footage of themselves to analyze their performance, Chestnut dissects his eating behaviors after a contest. “I look at how I did and I analyze it and analyze video and just figure out how I can try to improve.”

From there, all three eaters recover, train up, and get ready for the next contest, usually anywhere from a couple of days to a week away. That’s just about as intensive as a professional athlete’s schedule, so it’s clear that these guys are all in all the time. From their prep to game time to recovery, how Matt Stonie, Miki Sudo, and Joey Chestnut go about their eating contest strategies is very much like a professional athlete.

Based on their experiences, it’s clear that Major League eating is no joke. If you want in on the professional eating circuit, you better be ready to commit at the same level as Steph Curry does to basketball. Or, comparably, how any of the three eaters above prepare for eating contests.

Photos: Toyo Miyatake Studios for the Day-Lee Foods World Gyoza Eating Championship.