The SF Chronicle profiles our favorite competitive eater, Sonya Thomas, giving us a glimpse into what it takes to be a champion. On a typical day, she spends an hour and half on the treadmill, and only eats one meal a day--a Burger King Chicken Whopper, fries, and diet coke. She says, "But one thing, OK? One thing, I love Burger King french fries. I love it. I cannot skip my fries. I have to eat them every day. Really. I eat large french fries with that Chicken Whopper. Every day. And then a five-piece Chicken Tenders. And then I drink 42-ounce -- Burger King king-size cups -- Diet Cokes, about three, with my meal."
Sonya's favorite competitive food is hard boiled eggs. Why? "Think about this -- 65 hard-boiled eggs in six minutes and 40 seconds. Do you think other people can do it? They don't want to try. No." Sonya goes on to reveal her technique:
"I think I love to eat eggs. OK, here's my technique: I bite a little bite, one or two bites, and drink water, drink a little bit. Zip, you know? And constantly do it. So easy for me. I think that's my specialty. Hard-boiled eggs is my specialty."
We're looking foward to this year's July 4th Nathan's Hot Dog eating contest when perhaps Sonya will achieve her goal of defeating hot dog eat champ Kobayashi. GO SONYA!