Award-winning competitive eater Matt Stonie has gone viral yet again with another impressive eating challenge video on his YouTube channel.
Perhaps one of the most noteworthy aspects of this particular video is the fact that it is a tribute to one of his first YouTube videos to ever go viral. His most recent video, which was nearly eight minutes long (including the introduction), highlighted Matt’s ability to eat five Chipotle burritos and drink a Diet Coke within an uncanny period of time.
— Matt Stonie (@MattStonie) May 19, 2017
Keep in mind that Chipotle in known for their highly-stuffed, stomach-filling burrito menu options. To get through a single Chipotle burrito within less than eight minutes would be impressive and jaw-dropping to any Chipotle fan or food critic. However, the concept of blowing through five separate Chipotles — topping his previous “record” of four burritos — just does not even seem possible.
- 2 Chipotle steak burritos
- 2 Chipotle chicken burritos
- 1 Chipotle Carnitas burrito
Perhaps that is why his video has already generated over 1.3 million views since it was first posted on Friday.
Matt Stonie opened this video by thanking his 2.6 million YouTube subscribers (and counting) for helping his channel to generate over 500 million views. When you consider the fact that his first video within his YouTube channel was posted four years ago, that means his channel has generated over 125 million views every year since it was first established.
— Matt Stonie (@MattStonie) May 18, 2017
— Matt Stonie (@MattStonie) April 28, 2017
He admitted in the video that he was not sure exactly how he approached the challenge the first time around, but he decided to handle this particular challenge with an alternating strategy: chicken, steak, carnitas, chicken, and then steak.
As mentioned, the entire video was nearly eight minutes in length. However, as shown from the timer featured in the video, the actual food challenge lasted a little over three minutes and 58 seconds. Yes, that means that competitive eater Matt Stonie was able to eat five Chipotle burritos and drink a Diet Coke in less than four minutes.
my experiences at buffets remind me i’m not like matt stonie, and merely a peasant compared to him????
— An Pham (@_an_pham_) May 22, 2017
As shown from the video listing on his YouTube channel, eating five Chipotle burritos in less than four minutes barely scratches the surface of what Matt Stonie has been able to accomplish as an award-winning competitive eater and YouTube star over the years.
— Guy Kawasaki (@Alltop) May 12, 2017
Here is just a brief list of some of the challenges featured on his channel:
- 255 Peeps in 5 minutes
- 4,000 calories worth of Cheerios
- 1-gallon bowl of chicken noodle soup
- 17 McDonald’s hash browns in less than 1 minute
- 113 pancakes in 8 minutes
In a January, 2016, interview with GQ, Matt Stonie had a chance to open up about his career as a successful competitive eater. He claimed that on a typical day, he usually sticks to a limit of 2,000 to 2,500 calories. However, when he is training for an upcoming competition, the viral video star stated that he could “easily” go up to 10,000 calories on a daily basis. Even though his relatively thin and short frame make it seem nearly impossible to fit all of the food that he consumes in his videos and competitions, Matt explained that it was definitely not as easy at it looked for him in the early stages of his career.
“My first years of eating competitively were miserable. I was dehydrated, bloated, all that stuff. After a few years, I perfected my regimen. Now I know exactly what to do — when to work out, what my diet should look like, how much liquid to drink. People think I’ve got this superhuman metabolism and I eat, like, 8,000 calories every day. It’s not like that. I’m just like everybody else. I work hard to keep in shape. I run. I lift weights. My body has just adapted over the years.”
With a systematic approach to his pre- and post-competition eating habits and workout regimen, it seems as if Matt Stonie is still able to take care of himself physically and remain in great shape while continuing to make a name for himself (and a substantial income) stuffing his face with epic proportions of foods and beverages.
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