Vegan Bodybuilder Does 10,000 Calorie Challenge With Fruit

Vegan Bodybuilder Attempts 10,000 Calorie Challenge With Fruit
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Vegan
bodybuilder and YouTube personality Jon Venus wanted to take on the
infamous
10,000 calorie challenge
, but thought it would be too easy to
do it with
pancakes
, chips, donuts, and other
caloric carpet bombs
. So, he decided to do it with a far less
calorically dense food type:
fruit
.

“I wanted to put a new spin to this challenge and make it as
difficult as possible, so I thought, why not try it with fruit
only?” Venus told Muscle & Fitness. “I figured it would at
the least be a very entertaining video to show my audience, and it
seems like people are loving it.”

Venus uploaded his fruit binge to Instagram, and it’s been
viewed more than 34,000 times as of writing. He starts off by
drinking a
smoothie
consisting of 4.5 pounds of dates, one large banana,
and water—which clocks in at 2,922 calories, the amount Venus
normally eats in one day.

If you’re a fan of watching people writhe in pain, you can
watch him take on the challenge here:

 

As with anyone who takes on the challenge, Venus is struggling
to continue by the end of the day. And we can’t really blame
him—most fruits are low in calories, so he had to eat a lot more
food than someone who may have relied on junk food to hit 10,000
calories (for example, you’d have to eat 10 small oranges to get
the same amount of calories as a serving of
IHOP buttermilk pancakes
).  

But he took it on like a champ, and said he felt just fine the
day after. “I felt ready to go the next day without any
discomfort, the only difference was a few extra trips to the
restroom,” Venus told M&F. “I always eat fruit, not a huge
amount, but I do make sure to eat it every day, in the form of
smoothies, in my oatmeal or as snacks throughout the day.” 

Venus, a longtime vegan, shares plenty of workout and nutrition
tips on his Instagram and YouTube
channel. He said the 10,000 calorie challenge, in addition to being
entertaining, was a way to educate his audience on healthy
foods. 

“I always tell people that eating fruit is extremely healthy
and that carbs and sugar in the form of real food is an amazing
fuel source,” he said. 

But too much of a good thing can be bad for you, and by the end
of the video you can see Venus’ normally chiseled midsection
extend by a good bit. Don’t try this at home, kids.

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Vegan Bodybuilder Does 10,000 Calorie Challenge With Fruit