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FUEL: The 10,000-Calorie Sumo Wrestler Diet

Wrestlers like world sumo champion Byamba pack in thousands of calories every day in order to stay on top of their game, and they do it with the help of a delicious, nutrient-dense stew known as chankonabe.…

MUNCHIES introduces the first episode of FUEL , a new series dedicated to the high-performance diets of athletes.

We follow Byamba, current world sumo champion, through his average day of consuming 10,000 calories worth of food. In and out of the dojo, Byamba shows us how to shop for, cook, and eat chankonabe—a Japanese stew eaten by sumo wrestlers to pack on the pounds. Itadakimasu!

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