Know Your Food
Simulation is paramount to success within this sport. Knowing precisely what you will be eating and having a chance to try it out. Some food is easier than the others. If it's hot dogs, than you're not likely to have any problem finding a good substitute. There are a ton of competitions where you eat some unorthodox foods like meatballs. They problem is you'll not be able to replicate the right size and density before a show.
You're going to need to guess and try to come as close as you possibly can. It appears insignificant, but if you do not have it right, your eating routine could be thrown off due to the fact you cannot obtain the food down fast enough. Competitive eating training is not a walk in the park as well as a lot of dedication.
Competitive Eating is really a growing sport and with this new sport, the heroes of this sport are out there unknowingly. You can easily become a contender within this sport.