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FAITHP44 Posts: 8,490
4/27/13 5:47 A

I've never come across an eating contest in UK. They might happen, but I don't think it's common. I watched one on one of the Beethoven films ages ago and wasn't impressed with the idea.

JO88BAKO SparkPoints: (311,731)
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4/26/13 11:51 P

Most of them make me nauseated

BARBWMS Posts: 1,396
4/26/13 12:24 P

I find them repulsive.... but handle that by neither participating nor supporting. Otherwise I have a laissez faire sort of approach. I don't much like mud wrestling either!

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4/26/13 7:45 A


BLUENOSE63 SparkPoints: (108,021)
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4/26/13 6:52 A

Absolutely disgusting to watch......I still don't know how anyone could eat that many hotdogs in 5 minutes......definitely not a natural thing for your body either!

EOWYN2424 Posts: 9,108
4/24/13 8:15 A

yeah! It isn't healthy at ALL!!! And it makes you sick to eat so much so fast!!!!

SUZIEQUE77 SparkPoints: (9,271)
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4/24/13 8:08 A

They are gross, but I guess if a few people think that is fun once in a while, I am not one to make an issue of it.

I have only witnessed an eating contest once. Actually it was a redneck relay type race and the eating contest was jus one of the activities the participants had to compete in.

A good friend of ours won that contest overall but did very poorly in the eating contest part. He was a person in very good shape, not overweight and excelled in the physical components of the race. I could not watch the people gobbling down pop tarts (they were not allowed anything to drink with it). Yuck.

JIACOLO SparkPoints: (539,348)
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4/23/13 10:32 P

I find them gross to watch

VATRUCKER SparkPoints: (20,629)
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4/23/13 10:10 P

I would not compete in a foodie contest, but to each his own emoticon

MKMMARTY Posts: 6,563
4/23/13 10:04 P

I hate them - at work - or on the TV - or where ever they are just disgusting ....

JEN_IN_CA Posts: 1,179
4/23/13 9:50 P

I agree, I think they are disgusting! It goes without saying it's unhealthy to stuff yourself full like that, especially with the food used in contests, like hot dogs. Plus it just screams gluttony to me! One of my good friends has been in several eating contests, and our other friends seem to think it's really cool, so I usually keep my mouth shut! emoticon

J2740LOU SparkPoints: (315,497)
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4/23/13 8:37 P

Dumb! Really Dumb. Reminds me of a "Who can be the biggest glutten" Contest. Don't know if think more about watching one of them choking to death emoticon or me getting sick from watching them emoticon !

RIET69 SparkPoints: (47,087)
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4/23/13 1:16 P

Total turn off for me. emoticon

BUNNYKICKS Posts: 2,433
4/23/13 1:04 P

I wonder how this form of competition ever arose in the first place. Like who was the first person to have the bright idea......??

I guess it developed in another era altogether, and perhaps should have stayed there.

LBP1961 SparkPoints: (31,410)
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4/23/13 12:53 P

no, not for me either. Too close to home.

GLITTERFAIRY77 Posts: 8,023
4/23/13 12:50 P

I think they are disgusting on SO many levels. It encourages gluttony. It...if you think about it...wastes food that could so easily feed the poor and homeless. I think instead of eating contests, that food should be taken and given away to people who will really appreciate it-to people that don't know where their next meal will come from.
Eating contests are physically dangerous. Like you mentioned-choking-but also over stretching the stomach to the point of it ripping.

IVYLASS SparkPoints: (218,605)
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4/23/13 12:49 P

I think they're grotesque.

SUZZQ4LIFE Posts: 1,232
4/23/13 12:45 P

I can't stand watching people shove food into their mouth and attempting to swallow. I can't imagine what the payoff is for such a disgusting act! I feel sorry for their body as it has to hit them like a lead balloon when all that food enters their stomach. Most times, I bet it comes right back up. Some people just don't care about their bodies.

SHERYLDS Posts: 17,317
4/23/13 12:37 P

I am surprised at how many church fund raisers offer these contests...even though most view gluttony as a sin. It really turns me off.
Some people are very attracted to the specter of seeing people stuff themselves. The Travel Channel even had a food reality television series called Man v. Food which ran from 2008 thru 2011.

I don't get it

Edited by: SHERYLDS at: 4/23/2013 (12:37)
DIDS70 Posts: 5,368
4/23/13 12:21 P

not for me. I get sick watching people gorge food then just wind up throwing it up

TIG123GER SparkPoints: (77,547)
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4/23/13 10:33 A

I think they are disgusting - watching people shove food in as fast as they can and not particularly healthy food at that. You never see a broccoli eating contest - it's always pie or hot dogs or some other messy thing. Not to mention it sets a bad precedent for people that it's OK to eat that much. They have to train and eat like that to be able to do it in "competition".

I_HEART_MY_FAM Posts: 1,809
4/23/13 10:31 A

What do you think of eating contest? I don't care for them myself. I always get scared someone is going to choke. They call it a sport .I know all sports carry risks, but at least there is benefits to them like good exercise working the muscles burning calories etc. There are no benefits to eating like a hog.

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