Competitive eating is a sport that requires a stomach of steel and a mentally strong athlete. While this may sound fun, it’s one of the most challenging competitions to prepare for, especially if you’re new to the game.
Here are some tips and tricks to help you prepare for a competitive eating challenge:
Don’t eat for a week before the competitive eating event
Don’t eat a single bite of food for one week before the challenge. This will give your body a chance to starve, which will increase the length of your stomach. Starving yourself also makes it easier on your body because you won’t be tempted to overeat during the competition. You want to be as empty as possible, which is why you want to go a week without food.
Look at pictures of starving kids to make yourself feel less full while eating
Yes. That’s a picture of a starving kid. I’m not sure how you feel about this but look at that little boy’s face while you eat. That’s all the motivation you’ll need to keep eating. He’s hungry and disheveled. He’s still determined to eat, which is what you want to be. You need to look like that kid before you start eating.
Take an enema the day before to clean yourself out
By cleaning yourself out, you are increasing the amount of food you can consume while making yourself feel less full. You’ll be able to eat a ton if you’re not feeling bloated and weighed down by food. Take the biggest enema you can handle. That’ll give you room to breathe.
Don’t drink water before the competition
This seems like a no-brainer, but some competitors make the mistake of drinking water before they’re ready to eat. Drinking water before you’re ready increases the amount of material you need to consume. You don’t want that. You just want to eat, so stay away from water until the last minute before your competition.
Put your food on someone else’s plate if you think no one is watching
This is a silly trick. I know it’s a silly trick, but it works. If you want to win, you need to put your food on someone else’s plate if you think no one is watching. Most people won’t notice the difference, but they’ll never be able to prove that it happened. Sneak around, find the food without anyone looking at you, and put it on someone else’s plate. Then eat it. I know it’s childish, but that’s the point. It’s a competition, and the person who is most willing to cut corners when no one is looking is going to win. It’s that simple.
Have a dog under the table and feed them the food you can’t eat
Yes, it’s cheating, but sometimes you’ve got to cheat to win. Your dog will eat anything. If you can’t finish, throw it to your dog. It’ll swallow it down in a matter of seconds, and no one will ever know. Your dog won’t get fat from eating processed foods, so it’s okay to throw your junk food on the floor and let your dog eat it. You’re in a competition, so you need to cheat. The dog will eat it quickly, and then it won’t be on your plate anymore. It’s that simple.
Don’t comb your hair before the competition
You probably don’t want to comb your hair before the competition, but it will help you a lot if you do. Your hair is going to get trapped in your teeth while you’re eating, so tying your hair up will make everything less messy. It also helps a lot if you’re wearing a hat. If you wear a hat, your hair won’t get trapped in your teeth as much.
Make sure your smartphone is fully charged before entering the competition
You’ll want your phone fully charged when you’re in the competition, so you can take as many pictures and videos as possible. You need to take pictures and video of yourself eating as much as possible in case you win. The amount of food you’ve eaten needs to be documented for the world to see, so your phone better be charged before the competition. If not, you probably won’t win. It’s that simple.
Find a good hiding place to eat the food you can’t eat
You’re going to have a hard time finishing everything you eat, so you need to find a good hiding place. I’ve kept food in my pocket and in my underwear before. It’s all about putting your food in places that no one else will think to look in. That way, you can hide it until the last minute before your competition and then eat it.
Make sure you’re not wearing any clothes with a pattern
This is kind of weird, but it helps. If you’re wearing clothes with a pattern, it will get stuck in your teeth and make swallowing difficult. Making sure the pattern on your clothes is completely removed will help your performance. I know it’s a little weird, but it helps. Other competitors have used white undershirts and so did I.
The mouth is the most important part of competitive eating
You have to master the art of chewing and swallowing to be a great competitive eater, which means you have to practice on something. Chew as many gumballs as you can. Try to chew gumballs and swallow them like it’s a piece of cake. Your mouth probably won’t be able to handle chewing gumballs for more than a few minutes, but that’s okay. That’s as long as you need. You’ll need to chew and swallow gumballs for a couple of days before you win. And, if you want to win, you better master the art of chewing gum balls fast.
Go to the bathroom and dump some food in the toilet if you can
This is not a joke. If you’re in a pinch and you can’t finish your food, try dumping some of it in the toilet. Don’t worry. Waste not, want not. You don’t need to eat it, but then again, you don’t need to eat it at all. If you dump some food in the toilet, no one will ever know. Your competitors will be too busy eating to notice. It’s a good trick.
Follow these tips, and you’re sure to perform well at your next competitive eating event
Hopefully, these tricks will come in handy the next time you’re competing against other competitive eaters. It’s going to be tough, but you can do it. Now that you have these tips and tricks, the world of competitive eating is as wide open as your stomach. Good luck!
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