I would like to think that it's something that everyone looks forward to on the 4th of July. I'm not talking about fireworks, the cookouts, being out on the lake, I'm talking about the Nathan's Hot Dog Eating Contest! I usually feel full and bloated after eating 3 maybe 4 hot dogs, but eating 76... where's the Pepto!
This past 4th of July, Joey Chestnut set the record by eating 76 hot dogs and buns in 10 minutes. You be wondering who ate 75 hot dogs in 10 minutes, that would be his old record last year. In an interview with Insider, Joey Chestnut described what happens to his body when he eats 76 hot dogs in 10 mins, according to BroBible.
In the interview Joey Chestnut said, “Most people relate to feeling really bloated and tired after Thanksgiving, it’s kind of like that, except really, really bad.” He also said that after finishing the Nathan's Hot Dog Eating Contest he sweats like a madman and that his sweat smells like hot dogs and the sweat itself is sticky and greasy. Afterwards, Chestnut says he is crazy exhausted and “usually my first thing is either I’m thirsty or I want to go to sleep. I usually take a nap as soon as I can.”
If you were wondering about the bathroom situation because I'm sure we are all thinking it. He says that four hours after the Nathan’s Hot Dog Eating Contest that, “nature starts taking its course. It’s natural, if you eat a lot of food, you’re going to go to the bathroom.”
However, he says that it usually takes two full days for him to start to feel normal again and that competitive eating is hard on his body. Before the Nathan’s Hot Dog Eating Contest, Chestnut says that heads into the competition with an empty stomach by doing a two-day cleanse of only water and lemon juice. He also said, “My body knows that it’s going to be digesting a massive amount of food really quickly, so I make sure it’s easy to digest, most people, when you eat food, it takes nine to 10 hours to really digest it. After I do a cleanse, things are moving quick.”