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    20,000 calories a day. can you even eat that much?

    Last night the guy that made my subway sub said he ate 20,000 cal. a day. I gave him 3 or 4 outs on it being a mistake thinking he ment 2,000. He explained to me that he has had extensive leg, and joint surgeries so he exercised a lot, running 16 miles a day. I can see him needing more calories a day, but 10x more. I'm asking if there is any validity to this?
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    When you think that Michael Phelps during heavy training was consuming 12000 calories a day, to have two thirds more than that seems incredible.

    I would absolutely (just for 1 day) love to give it a try though!

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    An average size male will burn about 3000 calories running a marathon - 10 miles more than his stated daily run. He either has a lack of understanding of his intake or is engaging in hyperbole.

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    I was eating between 30000-50000 calories a week at one point and it was a disgusting amount of food... the thought of 20000 in a day is just crazy to me

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    He is mistaken, and badly so.
    I am an avid runner, running 60-100 miles a week in heavy training periods.
    In addition I work as a technician for 40-50 hours a week doing rather heavy jobs on a regular basis.
    With that activity level I will use 4-6000 cals a day on average.
    And that is more than average as I am 6'5" and weighs about 220lbs.

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    A sumo wrestler will get up to those numbers when bulking up from what I understand.
    Those guys are not using anything near that though, so that kind of numbers are just to reach the impressive size they actually do.

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    Just to bring up how much 20k of calories is. 20 lbs. of hamburger is pretty much around 20k. That equals out to 80 quarter pounders from Mickie Dees. Also taking into account that 20 hrs a day is spent awake, that makes 1k a hour.
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    I would guess it's not even possible to process 20k Cal per day, just from a pure digestive perspective.
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    When you consider that there's regular chocolate brownie portions out there with 1300 calories, it does seem possible.

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    try eating 20k worth of calories of those brownies and let me know how it goes :P

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    I don't think you'd hear from me again!

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