101-pound man eats 6,500 calories a day

  1. 101-pound man eats 6,500 calories a day

    Full story here: http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/12388081/

    Updated: 3:21 p.m. ET April 19, 2006

    IDAHO FALLS, Idaho - A 5-foot-9, 22-year-old man who eats 6,500 calories a day — two and a half times the average intake for an adult male — has earned a special reward for breaking the 100-pound mark:

    Dinner out from his mom.

    "I'm a medical mystery," said Matt Chaffee, who weighed in at 101 pounds on Saturday. "I've accepted it."

    Chaffee, who has a 26-inch waist, had several health problems as a newborn. One of them, pyloric stenosis, prevents food from emptying out of the stomach. The condition and ulcers he developed in his esophagus reduced his ability to gain weight.

    Chaffee weighed 8 pounds when he was 4 months old, and 17 pounds when he reached kindergarten, his mother said. He was up to 85 pounds at age 14, but couldn't participate in some activities, including swimming.

    "He sinks like a rock," his mother, Kelley Chaffee, told the Post Register.

    Since turning 18 his goal has been to go over 100 pounds. He achieved that on a diet that included 5,000 calories a day in protein shakes.

    "He was so happy," Kelley Chaffee said.

    Sandi Birch, a registered dietitian at Eastern Idaho Regional Medical Center, said most of the people she deals with are not trying to put on weight.

    "Its far more common to have the opposite problem," she said.

    Matt Chaffee is an Eastern Idaho Technical College student and WinCo Foods cashier who works out five days a week and can bench press 130 pounds. He uses his bike for daily transportation.

  2. 5,000 cals a day on protein shakes???


  3. Holy Ectomorph, Batman!

  4. Holy crud, that's a lot of protein.

    I guess I'll stop *****ing about my genetics now.

  5. He must have some massive protein farts

  6. He probably does as it sounds like he has a bit of a malabsorption problem. Either that or his body temp runs about 120 degrees, lol.

  7. The pyloric stenosis was likely a result of the ulcers and not the other way around. Sounds like this fella needs to stay away from H. pylori or reduce some of the stress in his life... every heard of the gym?

  8. he benches 130 this guy is a monster in the gym, (excuse me someone has the 100 lb barbell can i curl you for a warm up, lol)

  9. In some of my early 20's, I was eating close to around that consistantly (a lot of times more) and barely able to maintain my weight. Of course I was around 170-180lbs at that time, so I guess almost double his weight. So I can only half relate.

    But either my metabolism went insane, or I had a really late puberty for a few years there. (Thought I had a tapeworm for a while there). Ahhh, back in the glory days when triple Whoppers and a tub of ice cream was only a snack to tide me over until my next meal...58 minutes to go...LoL

    Then the late 20's hit, and I quickly learned I can't eat like that anymore without gaining weight (not to mention the money I saved). Hopefully this kid goes through something similar, where his metabolism slows downs and he doesn't have to carry a backpack full of food whereever he goes.

    I'll never complain about being a hardgainer again as long as I remember this guys story.


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