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5 Tricks of the Trade from a Competitive Eating Champion

You’ve gotta admire someone who can throw back thirty hot dogs like it’s nothing. That’s why we’re taking a few tips from the pros – competitive eating champions. These gastro giants love food and know how to devour it like it’s their job (well, because it kinda is)!

pork rindsWanna learn from the best? Whether you want stardom on the world eating stage or you just can’t get enough pork rinds (check out all of the photos from the  Pork Rind Eating Champion sponsored by none other than Southern Recipe Pork Rinds), we’re here to help.

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Tip #1: Drink water. And lots of it!
To increase the capacity of their stomachs, many competitive eaters train leading up to a competition by chugging a gallon of water at a time. This is a great way to ease your stomach up to where it needs to be to each thirty hot dogs at a time!

Tip #2: Work your jaw out.
Some competitive eaters chew up to six pieces of gum at a time to strengthen their jaw muscles. This ensures that they can focus on one thing only. The chow down.

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Tip #3: Get comfy.
Before a big competition, the biggest competitors dress in their most comfortable clothes. The next time you sit down for a big meal, shed your tighter fitting clothes for something that lets you focus on the task at hand.

Tip #4: Don’t pace yourself.
Competitive eaters do not pace themselves. In fact, they often do the opposite, chewing only two or three times before swallowing. It’s a race against your body, so fight to the finish!

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Tip #5: Breathe control.
Figure out a rhythm that you can apply to your breath and stick to it. Otherwise, you’ll get out of breath and you’ll need to take a step back and relax. It may take just a few seconds to get your heart rate down but those few seconds are sitting between you and first place!

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3 Ways Real Men Snack

Guys, we all know there’s nothing worse than fighting through hunger with a dainty 100-calorie snack pack. Don’t want to deal with it? Either do we!

This National Snack Food Month, we’re banning snacks that barely get you from meal to meal. We looked at what makes a snack worthy of curbing a working man’s hunger and put together a list of qualities to look for … plus a snack every rind lover will destroy.

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Protein
Adding a variety of protein foods to your snacking routine can improve nutrient intake and health benefits, including helping to burn fat and build muscles. Protein can also help you to feel fuller longer.

To reap the benefits of this nutrient, try foods like turkey and cheese roll-ups or jerky. Hint: Pork rinds have eight grams of protein per serving!

Looking for a sweet protein packed treat? Try our Peanut Butter Pork Rind Bars recipe. Sweet and savory all in one.

Low Carb
Refined carbohydrates, like those in white bread, cookies and pretzels, tend to make you feel hungrier, so think of the long-term. Did you know that pork rinds have 0 carbs? Reach for a fiery bag of Southern Recipe Hot & Spicy instead!

Flavorful
Beyond the nutrition in your food, flavor can also make you feel fuller faster. Looking for something to spice up a ho-hum work day? A few Salt & Vinegar Pork Rinds just might do the trick.

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Super Bowl 50 for Procrastinators

Next to football, our minds are on one thing: How to make game day on February 7th tastier without giving up time on the couch.

Don’t get us wrong. We’ll be tuning in for the game, but the food has got to be satisfying enough to fuel us through each quarter and easy enough to snack on with our eyes glued to the screen. This year, appetizers that score on both taste and on speed in the kitchen are making a comeback.

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Procrastinators celebrate! You can have a homegate that’ll get you ready for game day without the hassle of any extra work pulling it all together. Ready, set, hut!

Pork Rinds RecipePorkyrooms Pork Rind Recipe: From our test kitchen to yours, we bring you one of our favorites. Porkyrooms are as easy as it gets. The best part? You’ll get major credit for pulling this app together. Score!

Pork Rind RecipePorky Mozzarella Sticks Pork Rind Recipe: Four easy ingredients make these Porky Mozzarella Sticks a go-to. Grab some string cheese and a bag of Southern Recipe Pork Rinds for a snack we’ll dare to say is better than your favorite restaurant’s. Want to mix things up? Go for Hot and Spicy Pork Rinds!

Pork Rind RecipeSouthern Recipe Sweet Delight Pork Rind Recipe: Don’t shy away from this quick app. You’ll reach for handful after handful once you get a taste of this Sweet Pork Rind Delight!

Pork Rind Appreciation Day
Don’t forget to play Sack the Quarterback with Hall of Famer Bobby Bell for a chance to WIN $3,500 and a year’s supply of pork rinds this Pork Rind Appreciation Day! You’ll never have to worry about where your next bag of rinds is coming from again!

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