Joey Chestnut continues to be the hot dog eater’s champion. Here’s how many calories she consumed during the program.


Another Fourth of July means another round of competitive hot dog eating—and the consumption of a lot of calories.

Stormy weather delayed the men’s portion of the Nathan’s Famous Hot Dog Eating Contest on Tuesday, Joey Chestnut consumes 62 to retain his winning title Hot dogs and buns in 10 minutes at the Coney Island event in Brooklyn, New York.

Last year, Joey Chestnut Claims His 15th Win 63 By eating hot dogs and buns. In 2021, he earned the title of Hot Dog Eating World Champion by making a record 76 hot dogs and buns.

The women’s record is 48.5 hot dogs and buns, held by eight-time champion Miki Sudo. Sudo took first place this year with 39.5 hot dogs and buns.

Here’s the nutrition details from the latest weiner winner.

How many calories does Joey Chestnut have?

According to the Nutrition Facts for Nathan’s products, a serving size of one Original Coney Island Natural Casing Beef Franks contains 170 calories (according to the company). Website, Other varieties vary) and one serving of Nathan’s Restaurant Style Buns has 130 calories.

That means for the 62 hot dogs and buns eaten by Chestnut this year, the calories in the Franks would equal 10,540 and the buns would add up to an additional 8,060 calories — for a total of 18,600 calories consumed.

Last year, Chestnut consumed an even higher total of 18,900 calories with 63 hot dogs and buns. This is almost six times the recommended daily average for a person of his age and size.

With 76 hot dogs and buns for his record-setting year, his total calories would have reached 22,800!

Nathan’s Natural Casing Beef Franks also contain 16 grams of total fat per dog and 480 milligrams of sodium — so one hot dog contains about 21% of your daily recommended values ​​for each.

With 62 francs eaten this year, the total fat and sodium content of chestnuts totaled 992 grams and 29,760 milligrams, respectively.

Diet high in sodium are associated with an increased risk of developing high blood pressureA main reason from stroke and heart disease.

How do competitive eaters manage to consume so much?

A normal eater feels full after eating about one liter or one and a half liters of food, while competitive eaters Learn to stretch and relax your abs to get more fit.

They do this by eating large amounts of low-calorie foods and fluids including water, diet soda, watermelon and cabbage.

However, the stretch doesn’t last indefinitely. Like any competition, there will be losers, and all competitive eaters will eventually reach their limits — and they might not feel great afterward.

The side effects of such excessive intake vary depending on the individual and the food being consumed, but as CBS News previously reported, side effects of competitive eating These can include nausea, painful gas, vomiting, heartburn and diarrhea. More serious side effects may include chokingSwelling of the esophagus and possibly even rupture of the stomach.

In a statement Monday to CBS News, Major League Eating, the world body overseeing professional eating competitions — which includes Nathan’s famous Hot Dot Eating Contest — says all of its events adhere to “strict Are. security protocol“That includes the presence of an emergency medical technician at events and ensuring that participants are 18 years of age or older.

“Don’t try speed eating at home,” the group warns on its website.

Amy Kraft contributed reporting. This article has been updated to correct the amount of sodium in the hot dog variety.

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