These Guys Tried Terry Crews’ Epic Cheat Day


Forcing down the 5,000+ calorie feast can make you “reverse hangry.”

Back in May, Men’s Health cover star, actor and TV host Terry Crews, talked us through his favorite cheat day meals. This week, BarBend’s co-founder David Tao and nutrition editor Nick English calculated exactly how many calories went into Crews’ epic cheat day, and decided to try it for themselves.

The challenge begins with the pair fasting for 16 hours until 2pm, just like Crews, followed by an eight-hour window in which they recreate his cheat day menu. Check out the original video here, then take a look at how English and Tao fare:

First up: the apple fritter. The version of the fried, sugary treat that Tao and English consume comes in at 380 calories and 3.8 grams of protein. And again, just like Crews, English rides out his sugar high by playing video games.

Next, at 4pm, is a 16″ pizza (upsized from the 12″ pie Crews eats in the original video), loaded with as many toppings as possible, just the way the man himself likes it. This counts for around 2,790 calories and 125 grams of protein each. Yowzer. “It’s anabolic, at least,” says English. He manages to finish his pizza (sweats notwithstanding), while Tao throws in the towel with just one slice remaining.

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