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In Videos: Michael Phelps' 12,000 Calorie Diet on 'Saturday Night Live'

Are you tired of diets that actually involve eating less and exercising? Want to replace the flavored water and grapefruit regimen with 12,000 calories a day? That would be a pound of pasta, an actual pig in a blanket, a barrel of Halloween candy, and a pitcher of Hollandaise sauce—just for one meal! Jared Fogle, of Subway diet fame, makes a cameo in this SNL sketch from the weekend, but does not approve. He seems to think results will yield a blubbery belly instead of rock-hard Olympian gold medalist abs. Video, after the jump.... More

In Videos: Fat Guy Nation's 12,000 Calorie Michael Phelps Challenge

As a testament to the great power of man's curiosity and stupidity, people keep trying to match Michael Phelps' nauseatingly high calorie intake despite that such a diet is unfit for average human beings. But what if they're not average? What if they're a bunch of really fat guys? A bunch of really fat guys who don't just eat the Olympian-sized meal, but follow up the gorging with a race against a collegiate swim team member? You don't really have to watch the video to know who wins, but thanks to Fat Guy Nation, you can watch the horror unfold. From the first bite of chocolate sauce-drowned waffles to the final labored pushed to the edge of the swimming... More

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