Monday, 28 October 2013


In this post I am going to give a rundown of my first Cheat Day, enjoy!

I began the day with my morning workout (Push day, Chest/Shoulders/Tri - More on various workout splits later), after which I had worked up a pretty good appetite. Myself and a couple friends made our way to Christina's Pub, located near the UWO main gates, for some breakfast. I ordered two Linebackers, pictured below. A Linebacker basically consists of two of everything - eggs, bacon, sausages, toast, french toast, pancakes, as well as some delicious home fries. I polished off both in a grand total of thirteen minutes.
Two Linebackers - This photo may look familiar...
Now bear with me, there is a reason I decided to eat so much so fast, aside from the obvious benefit of the excellent post-workout nutrition. That reason is that I am training for what is to be my first real eating challenge. Some of you may be familiar with Furious Pete, but for those who aren't I'll give you a brief rundown: he is a Canadian bodybuilder and competitive eater, but not only that - he is a former anorexic as well. I encourage you all to check out this link to his transformation video, he can explain his story better than I ever could What is extremely interesting about Furious Pete's beginning's as a competitive eater is that it all started in Christina's Pub, London Ontario, with the aforementioned Linebackers. Pretty crazy right? Anyway, my goal is to match the four Linebackers that Pete consumed - but to do so in record time.

While at the mall later that day I discovered, to my pleasant surprise, that the DQ there had finally managed to get October's Blizzard of the Month - The Pumpkin Pie Blizzard! I absolutely adore pumpkin pie, and having it once a year at Thanksgiving just isn't enough for me. Needless to say, this Blizzard hit the spot. If you're a fan of pumpkin pie and haven't yet tried one of these... well then you're not really a fan of pumpkin pie. Seriously, get to your local DQ and try one while you still have the chance!
Mmmmm... Pumpkin Pie

 Later that evening I took my floor (I am a Residence Assistant - or Don if you prefer), to The Mongolian Grill, a buffet-style place in which you pick your meat/veggies/sauces and they grill it in front of you.

As the night was drawing to a close I decided to attempt my first eating challenge - to break the record for the fastest time to consume three Rice Krispies. I managed to do so and you can view my record on here

Finally, to round out the night I bet a friend that I could finish an entire Cheese Strip Danish (over 1600 Calories and 125g of sugar) in under ten minutes. Turns out ten minutes was way too generous a time, as I managed to finish it in under three!

So that was my first cheat day! Hope you enjoyed it, I know I certainly did. Please comment, share your thoughts, post ideas for other challenges, and let me know what your craziest cheat day was like. Thanks for reading!


Sunday, 27 October 2013


Hi! My name is Jonathan Clarke, and this is my blog - Junkfood Bodybuilding.

The goal of this blog is to primarily do two things:

1.) Document the progress I am making with regard to my physique.

2.) More interestingly - show that it is possible to have fun, through crazy eating stunts/feats, while maintaining and improving said physique.

My philosophy when it comes to dieting:

I am of the belief that there are a myriad of effective diets out there; however, what is effective for one person may not necessarily work for another. Additionally, in order for a diet to be successful it must be first and foremost sustainable.

What is my current diet like?

I'm glad you asked. Currently I am following a variation of the Slow Carb Diet, as popularized by Tim Ferris in his book the 4 Hour Body The variation comes in the form of Intermittent Fasting (IF), of which I am following  Martin Berkhan's Leangains protocol  This probably sounds like a bunch of fitness/nutrition jargon at this point, and I promise that I will go into greater detail about both of these diets at a later date. For now, however, I would like to focus on the one aspect of my diet that makes it unique and pertains to the title of this blog. And that is....


Ahh yes, the cheat day. That day of glorious respite, the reward for a week of strict devotion to one's nutritional code, freedom from any and all dietary restraints. Sound crazy? It is.  Does the cheat day work for everyone? Certainly not. Does it work for me? Hell yes. Words to describe (my) cheat days: gluttonous, excessive, crazy, extreme, but above all else FUN. I believe that with a little creativity any diet can be made fun, and taking my cheat days to the extreme is just one way I am doing so with mine. I have discovered recently that I have a talent for eating a lot of food. Fast. To put this talent to the test I plan on using my cheat days to attempt crazy eating feats and challenges.

These challenges will be documented here as well as my new Youtube channel, also called Junkfood Bodybuilding -

Hope you enjoy following my progress, if you have any thoughts or comments I would love to hear them!