How the Black Widow Trains

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Earlier this week I wrote about Sonya Thomas, a.k.a. the "Black Widow," who has won numerous competitive eating contests involving hotdogs, oysters, meatballs and plenty of other foods. The Wall Street Journal did a story on how this 100 lb eating machine trains.

She now eats one huge meal a day spread over an hour or two and accompanied by nearly a gallon of water or a no- or low-calorie drink. She thinks eating like this stretches her stomach so it can handle the large quantities of food she eats at competitions. She usually eats around 8:30 p.m. when her Burger King shift ends and five days a week her meal is the same: a grilled chicken sandwich without mayo, a king-size order of fries and three 42-ounce Diet Cokes.

She also walks 90 minutes each day on a treadmill and has actually lost weight (from 108 lbs to 100 lbs) since she started eating competitively three years ago. Watch her destroy her competition in his YouTube video. I feel inspired. I think I'll have a couple brownies.

 

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June 30, 2006 - 8:29am
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