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Six thousand colourful calories

By competitive eating editor Naader 'Freak8r' Reda

Posted November 01, 2012
Freak8r eats M&Ms 6000 calories worth
Mmm, M&Ms: Freak8r prepares for a sugar hit. © Naader Reda

Some people are always counting calories while some people can't stop eating sweets. Naader 'Freak8r' Reda shows you how to marry the two.

There aren't many people who make a game of seeing how many calories they can put away in a sitting.

Maybe that's the sneaky mathematical part of my brain trying to assert itself.

History (or rather some dead guy) tells us that not studying our past will doom us to repeat it, and they got it right.

I seem to be repeating my history quite well, and on purpose to boot.

Big meal...

Big meal...

And finally big meal.

Not many people can claim to have eaten over a kilogram of peanut M&Ms in one sitting.

Packing 6,100+ calories and over 600 grams of sugar, I may have found a way to teach my students the relevance of the metric system.

The package says 42 ounces, or just over 2.5 lbs.

That'll probably make more of an impression on the American student.

Of course, some of them just might understand what a kilo is, but for reasons most of us would find questionable.

Or illegal.

I didn't feel well after eating all that sugary goodness.

Fancy that, having TOO MUCH of a good thing!

I felt so terrible that I had to eat even more to restore some semblance of balance.

Protein and sodium are your best friends after you've been visited by the sugar ghost.

Or did I visit him?

The irony is that we competitive eaters do all this weirdness to ourselves.

And that's a conundrum that not even the metric system will resolve anytime soon.

Maybe we just enjoy eating a bit too much.

But what was Freak8r's favourite colour? Have a watch of the following and make your own mind up.

You can see more acts of fearless freak eating and digestional derring-do on Freak8r's YouTube channel here.

See also To the victors, the burgers!, posted 18/10/12.

Naader 'Freak8r' Reda
is a California-based competitive eater with a pedigree as long as a docker's tea break. In 2011, in addition to competing in numerous contests and championships, he set himself the gargantuan goal of taking on 100 eating challenges across North America. He won 97. In recognition of this, All Pro Eating crowned him the World's Top Food Challenger. The man can eat. But more than that, he can also write. As such, the Rake & Herald is truly honoured to also crown him the World's Top Competitive Eating Editor. The dude's a dude, dude. And if you're still not convinced, get a load of this. In addition to being a phenomenal gurgitator, Freak8r also teaches history to high school students. We reckon his lessons must be ace. Heck, if he were our teacher, we'd even do our homework. Some of the time.

WARNING! Competitive eating can be dangerous. As well as choking hazards there is also the possibility of poisoning yourself, something that could lead to hospitalisation, permanent health damage and even death. Don't believe us? Read this. Consequently, the Rake & Herald does not recommend you try emulating the above video(s) yourself. Seriously. We are NOT joking. You have been warned.

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