Monday, January 12, 2009

If you want a body like Monica don't eat like a Sumo Wrestler

Sumo Wrestlers: This is How You Get Fat
There's only one sport where they actually aim to gain as much body fat as possible: Sumo Wrestling. According to this article - here is what a sumo wrestler does to get fat:

1. Skip breakfast. By depriving their bodies of food after eight hours of sleep, their metabolic rates stay low.

2. Exercise on an empty stomach. If their bodies have
no food, their metabolic thermostats are turned down even lower to conserve fuel.

3. Take a nap after eating. The Sumo secret for gaining weight is that, after eating, they sleep for at least four hours.

4. Eat late in the day. Going to bed with full stomachs means that their bodies must respond to the huge flood of nutrients with a rush of insulin, forcing their bodies to store some of it in the cells as fat instead of in the muscles and organs as nutrients.

5. Always eat with others in a social atmosphere. According to leading researchers, a meal eaten with others can be at least 44 percent larger and with 30 percent more calories and fat.

* Maybe in my next life that would be nice but in this one I will stick with a Figure Competitors Diet!


  1. This is an awesome article....really. I STILL have to have this argument with people....that not eating is bad. Clearly, the sumo guys have this figured out. :)

    Thanks for joining blog land! Glad to have you!

  2. I'm clearly in the wrong sport. lol