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Man who ate 62 hot dogs in 10 minutes reveals how he feels after

Man who ate 62 hot dogs in 10 minutes reveals how he feels after

Spoiler alert, he doesn’t feel like going on a big hike.

The man who impressively ate 62 hot dogs in 10 minutes - yes, you read that correctly - reveals what his body feels like after.

And spoiler alert, he doesn’t feel like going on a big hike.

Joey Chestnut won his 16th Nathan's Famous Fourth of July Hot Dog Eating Contest on the national holiday by demolishing a record-breaking amount of sausages.

But let it be known that the man suffers for his craft.

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"Most people relate to feeling really bloated and tired after Thanksgiving," Joey told Business Insider.

"It's kind of like that, except really, really bad."

"People have told me they can smell the hot dogs," Joey said. "I really can't, but the sweat afterward, it feels sticky and greasy. My girlfriend says it smells different."

Chestnut admitted that after his huge triumph, he felt exhausted and exceptionally thirty.

So, the first thing he did was have a huge sleep.

The competitive eater also disclosed his preparation leading up to a big event like this, revealing that he adheres to a strict routine of a two-day cleanse where he only consumes water and lemon.

But after chowing down on copious amounts of food, Chestnut said he usually feels better after nine or 10 hours, when the body has fully digested everything.

"It's hard on the body, there's no way around it," he said.

However, Chestnut didn’t just make headlines for devouring a record number of hot dogs.

Just as the 39 year old took the podium during the competition on the Fourth of July, a protester hijacked the stage.

Footage circulating online shows the protester running onto the stage and holding up a sign, which read 'Expose Smithfield's Deathstar'.

This was apparently a reference to the pork producer Smithfield Foods, which produces Nathan’s Famous hot dogs.

However, Chestnut didn't let them get in the way of his moment and quickly grabbed them, gripping him in a tight chokehold and pulling him away.

Many were left stunned by the moment, as one wrote: “Picture this: you’re 17 hot dogs in and you get bumped by someone. Your killer instinct kicks in, you break the guy's neck…and then go on to eat 40+ additional hot dogs like nothing happened. How is he not considered the greatest athlete of our generation?”

While another said: “We will never see another person like this. Appreciate him AMERICA.”

Featured Image Credit: Bobby Bank/Getty Images

Topics: News, Food and Drink