Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Furious Pete (Warning: not Paleo Friendly)

     Good morning everyone. So here's the question, is anyone hungry? Well, after today's blog you may be wanting to chow down on some grub... or get a little bit sick to your stomach. Either way, today is another athlete profile. Today is about Peter Czerwinski or, as many know him, "Furious Pete".

THE STORY OF FURIOUS PETE - opening from George Tsioutsioulas on Vimeo.

     So, if you watched the video above, you got a glimpse of Furious Pete, a professional competitive eater. Along with that, he is a former anorexic. Some of Pete's consumption accomplishments include:

  • 72 oz steak in 7 minutes
  • 17 bananas in 45 seconds
  • 27 extra large pizza slices in 12 minutes
  • 7 1/2 pound of rice and curry in under 6 minutes

     However, in the winter of 2002, Pete was hospitalized for anorexia. Weighing a meager 120 pounds, if Pete waited another day he may not be alive today. He goes on to say the stress and pressure of school and other surrounding he controlled his food intake as a way to cope, which eventually lead to to his hospitalization.

     With support of friends and family, he turned his life around. It was a tough road, but Pete began to see changes in his body and his life. Even recently he turned to CrossFit as his training program, and has never been stronger. Pete tell the story of how he first learned that eating would soon become his "sport"

"... In the early part of 2007 a few of my buddies and me went out to a breakfast pub. A few of us, including me ordered a dish called the linebacker (which consisted of two pieces of every breakfast item you can think of). To everyone’s surprise I finished my plate before anyone else got through a quarter of theirs. So we asked what the record was in the restaurant for linebackers consumed and it was two in an hour….so I did four plates. "


     Pete's story became an inspiration to many afflicted with anorexia. He showed people that they can change their lives to become healthier. I'm not saying we need to eat an extra large slice of pizza between each round of Helen (which he has done). Take away that Furious Pete's inspiring story showed people that they can regain control of their life.

THE STORY OF FURIOUS PETE - 1 Hour Documentary from Tricon Films and Television on Vimeo.

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