Just like the question says: what’s the most food you’ve ever been able to cram down at once?
Christmas Eve is our holiday family gathering and a slice of hell. The one saving grace is that we eat prime rib and my grandma, bless her heart, cooks it rare the way Papa, Dad, and I like it.
Years ago, I gave up any pretense of eating any other food. I drink wine and beer all day and then at dinner time I eat prime rib until I can’t lift the fork. I’d estimate 32oz of rare roast beast and a bottle of Ste. Michelle Riesling.
Probably 72 wings in a wing eating contest.
At least that’s the only quantifiable data point I have.
Probably a large pizza with extra cheese and pepperoni. I would have waited a little while for dessert so I guess I can’t count that.
back when I was in my teens I managed a dozen 1.5 lb lobsters. Beat my brother out by a tail and a claw
I don’t eat much, I’m not a fan of food, generally. The most I’ve eaten in one sitting would be something like an entire pizza, or a whole (but small) chicken.
A dozen lobsters!? Holy shit man, did you want to die afterward? I went to a lobster feed this summer, had considerably less than your impressive amount, and had never felt more gluttonous and sick.
Once in college we went on a trip for the newspaper. We were in Denver for a couple of nights and my roommate and I went to a fancy steakhouse a few doors from the hotel. Don’t remember the name. We shared a huge bowl of peel n eat shrimp - it was a mixing-bowl size stainless steel bowl, with ice on the bottom - I have no idea how many we actually went through, but it was a lot, they were huge and delicious. Then we ordered steaks and mine was a 24-oz porterhouse IIRC, then we had dessert. It was all really good.
I shat thrice the next day.
You’d have to be a local, but I can remember as a kid eating two Tommy’s double-chili-cheeseburgers and one single chili-cheeseburger in a sitting. I also remember being a bit ill afterward.
I also think I ate three McDonald’s Quarter Pounders w/cheese in my youth.
I was working a heavy labor job in a machine shop, and I ate a lot at the time. I think in general I ate around 5000 kcal a day and pretty much promptly burned them off. Hefting around crates of valve bodies and hunks of metal burns a lot of calories. My average lunch was 2 complete boxes of kraft mac n cheese and a salad.
When I did the diabetic thing I lost around 50 lbs in the first 2 months of being on the recommended diet … and when you start out at a very highly muscled 160 lbs/67 inches tall they start looking at you like you are anorexic [any loss of 25% of your weight in a short time or something absurd like that] so the nutritionist had to refigure out my diet on a mans table, not the womens table.
I ordered a large Hungry Howies pizza with everything, including anchovies.
I ate the whole thing, which caused massive gas. I was alone at the time and wanted to try it, so I was more amused than disturbed.
That sucks, I’m sorry. I’m a chow hound, I can’t imagine having to diet that carefully. Are you doing okay now?
My friend and I went to a steakhouse and we each got two 16-oz prime ribs. Each steak came with two side dishes, so we got 8 generously sized side dishes between us. We finished all of the steak and almost all of the sides. My friend won however - he ate an ice cream brownie for an appetizer (he always eats dessert first).
He weighed about 135 pounds. I weighed 165. At least that’s what we weighed walking in. I imagine that we each weighed 5 pounds more walking out.
We came in from the field to the Prudhoe complex and went straight to the mess hall for our first good meal in awhile after a lot of hard work. I remember being both amazed and a little embarrassed by the volume I put away that day. I just couldn’t get full. It was 4 large steaks, 3 big chicken cordon bleus, a piled high plate of king crab legs, sides, a couple of slices of pecan pie and some ice cream. Obviously it was all free. I could have eaten more still but thought better of it. No sense in pushing things.
I almost never laugh out loud.
But I did after reading this sentence.
I can’t say which was the most, but some memorable ones:
[li]Nine McDonalds quarter pounders + 3 large fries + 2 shakes[/li][li]32 oz steak with salad, sides, dessert[/li][li]On a cruise ship you can eat as much as you want - I had one dinner with a soup, a salad, 3 appetizers, 2 full entree plates, and 3 desserts, and a bottle of wine. I wasn’t *quite *full.[/li][/ul]
And I’m a skinny guy.
I bow to you, sir.
Back when I weighed in at 140 lbs. and generally ate one meal per day, I would down huge amounts of food in one sitting. Stuff like: three full-size pizzeria pizzas and a liter of coke before continuing working as usual. Or a 30-pack of fish sticks (2 lbs.) plus a big sack a french fries (2,25 lbs.) plus drinks once I got home. So I’d estimate I could comfortably do about 6.5 lbs. at one go. No idea how I would’ve fared at eating competitions - I did this for fun.
I have been diabetic since 1980, so I am very accustomed to it =) It is pretty much automatic now. I haven’t had to tweak my diet since the mid 80s, when I went from heavy labor to office/sedentary, though it was difficult the first year waiting for my stomach to shrink [i guess that is what happened]
I will actually do the occasional piece of birthday or wedding cake but honestly it is just plain too sweet. When I bake, I cheat and use splenda even if I am baking for normals, and I even cut down the sweetness level and most people don’t even notice [other than it is more apple-y or pumpkin-y and really good … ]
Realistically? If you follow a good food pyramid, and portion control long enough you learn that you don’t go hungry, you get all the fiber that you need and you can eat pretty tastily. I certainly don’t feel deprived because I cant go to a buffet and load up 6 plates of food. I know we have been discussing one of those tasting menus in a different thread, I could actually go for one of those some time, even though it would actually be heavier in protein and fat than I should have … but I bet I could put together a tasting menu that would follow what I need to eat for dinner, using stuff like a single shrimp or a single small scallop, or a bite of wagyu beef, and a single bite of fois gras, and a purple asparagus tip, and a tiny baby artichoke and so forth … at least 10 ‘dishes’ of a tasting menu. It would be an interesting exercise sometime
Ah portion control. One of these days I’ll get the hang of that. I’ve always been curious about the tasting menu experience, sounds fun.