Man Reveals His Secrets For Success After 15 Years In Competitive Eating

Have you ever finished up a large meal and just immediately regretted it? You want to unbutton your pants, but realize you already have? Does the term “meat sweats” ring all too true for you? Have you ever eaten almost 6 pounds of buffet food in under 12 minutes?

Crazy Legs Conti has had the meat sweats (and probably any other kind of food-related sweats you can think of) for over 15 years. He’s a major league competitive eater and somehow seems to have taken all the joy out of eating for himself by shoveling food down his mouth, all in the hopes of glory and prize money. Conti explains, “I cannot think of a single food that has not gone competitively into my stomach.”

According to Conti, competitive eating is as “real” a sport as all other sports people seem to enjoy spectating. He swears that pretty much anyone can do it, but it’s all about mental preparation and strategy. “It’s like running a marathon and a 100-yard dash at the same time, except your feet are standing still but your stomach is running at 100mph,” says Conti

After 15 years of competitive eating, Conti says that during his competitions, the tastes of the foods he’s jamming down his throat is lost in him (is that a good thing or a bad thing when you’re eating over 20 dozen oysters in 10 minutes).

According to Conti’s website, he’s earned the nickname “Houdini of Cusini” by eating his way out of an 8-foot box of popcorn (as if the legal name Crazy Legs wasn’t crazy enough).

New App Lets You Buy Leftover Food From Restaurants For Cheap

Usually when it comes to leftovers, you either love them or you hate them, but that was before Too Good To Go (TGTG) stepped on the scene. TGTG is an app that was founded in Denmark and has since made it’s way to the UK. The app allows users to order leftover food from restaurants for cheap.

TGTG’s mission is, “to place the lost value back onto food as something that should be eaten and not thrown away. Through the TGTG app, we’re raising awareness of food waste by making surplus restaurant food available for collection before a restaurant closes its breakfast, lunch or dinner service.”  

According to TGTG co-founder, James Crummie, “food waste just seems like one of the dumbest problems we have in this world. The restaurant industry is wasting about 600,000 tonnes of food each year, and in the UK alone there are one million people on emergency food parcels from food banks. Why do we have these two massive social issues that are completely connected, yet there is not much going on to address them?”

With TGTG everyone wins! TGTG earns money from each sale, and restaurants using the app are able to generate revenue by selling food that would have been thrown out otherwise. Then users order leftover food at a discount from restaurants, and food is donated to those in need. If thats not enough, TGTG is also all about being eco friendly. The packing used by TGTG is 100% recyclable. Social good that tastes good, what more could you want?

According the the app’s website, over 5000 meals have been saved, and more than 1,100 meals have been donated. While this isn’t the first program of it’s kind in Europe, we hope finds it’s way across the pond. In the United States it is estimated that 40% percent of food goes uneaten while roughly 12 million families struggle with hunger.

Chipotle Just Got Sued For Labeling Their Chorizo As Only Having 300 Calories

Chipotle just can’t catch a break. The Mexican fast-food joint, which bills itself as a healthy alternative, is embroiled in yet another controversy following last year’s E. coli outbreak. This time a trio of Californian’s are suing Chipotle for falsely advertising that their new chorizo burrito was only 300 calories. Apparently, the number referred to the serving of meat by itself, and the actual burrito is a whopping 1,055 calories total!


That’s a huge difference, but personally we question the sanity of anyone who assumed that anything at Chipotle was that low calorically, especially a burrito. The sign is totally misleading, but also the picture looks way too good to be a meager 300 calories. Still, it’s refreshing to see Chipotle get dinged for the health of their supposedly healthy food. They might be fresh, but they’re not necessarily good for you.

Also, if these three plaintiffs win and if you’ve eaten at Chipotle in the past four years, you may have a settlement coming your way. That’s because they filed a class-action lawsuit covering any patrons of the fresh Mexican grill in that time! We don’t want Chipotle to fail; if it did, where would we get burritos as big as our faces?

However, if this settlement means we have a small amount of cash coming our way, we can buy all the extra guac we want!

The Number Of Calories You’ll Consume On Thanksgiving Will Give You Nightmares

This is the absolute worst time of year to start a diet. Not only does the colder weather make everyone want to curl up with spiced cider and not move until summer comes, it also promotes feasts.

They holidays are basically one big calorie fest until the harsh reality of New Year’s Day makes us look in the mirror and face the results of our lack of self control. So trying to lose weight over the next glorious six weeks are going to be pure hell.

Thanksgiving is the one that kicks them all off, and arguably it’s the worst for our waistlines. Sure, the Christmas season lasts weeks and involves slow snacking of all things peppermint and chocolate. Sure New Year’s is all champagne and spritzers into the wee hours of the night.


But, Thanksgiving kicks off the whole shebang, and it’s a holiday that is based around the idea of gorging yourself. It’s practically un-American to not put yourself into a food coma. How much damage could one day do?


Well, apparently quite a lot! The Calorie Control Council just announced that the average American consumes around 3,000 calories on that day! That doesn’t count leftovers or drinks, apparently, and is staggering when you consider that the daily recommended calories for women is 1,940, and for men it’s only 2,550! That means that one cheat day becomes two, essentially – it’s eating enough calories for two regular, non-diet days! Eek!


The Calorie Control Council provided some helpful hints for how to keep calories down this week, but mainly they recommend moderation. It may seem counter to the Thanksgiving spirit, but it’s probably key to maintaining a trim waistline this winter while also partaking in the festivities!

Taco Bell Just Opened Their First Ever Cantina On The Las Vegas Strip

Sometimes when you’ve had a rollercoaster of a day, nothing in the world makes you feel better than indulging in some delicious fast food. As Mean Girls so aptly put it: if you want to do something fun, go to Taco Bell.

This month, Taco Bell has decided to go “all-in” and embrace that fun-having side of its brand by announcing that they will be opening a brand new flagship store in the only U.S. city that is over the top cheesy enough to house it: Las Vegas. On November 14th, Taco Bell opened it’s 7,000th store location on the Las Vegas Strip alongside its first ever logo refresh in 25 years with its flagship Taco Bell Cantina.


The Las Vegas Taco Bell Cantina is no ordinary Taco Bell. It is the first and so far only store to boast Taco Bell merchandise and clothing, so you can proudly share with the world your desire to “Live Más.” Like you would expect any restaurant in Las Vegas to have, the Taco Bell Cantina also features a Freeze (i.e. slushie) wall with the options to add alcohol, so now you can enjoy your Baja Blast like a real adult. If you feel like branching out, you can also try a Margarita, Cola, Pina Colada, Lemonade, Orange, Cherry, or Blue Raspberry Freeze with your Doritos Loco tacos, too.


Taco Bell’s new flagship store is a step in the company’s plan to grow to be a $15 billion brand and opening an additional 2,000 locations by 2022 by encouraging the company’s growth as a lifestyle brand. “If you’re going to throw a party to celebrate the growth and evolution of your brand, there’s no better place to hold it than Las Vegas,” said Marisa Thalberg, Chief Marketing Officer at Taco Bell Corp. “This flagship restaurant is our ultimate expression of the Taco Bell brand and lifestyle.”