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Kate Ovens


Vital Statistics
Age 22
Height 5ft 5/5ft 6
Weight 61kg
Dress Size 10

After receiving HUGE online fame, Kate Ovens has been taking over the world with her insane food challenges!

Now I know what you’re thinking… Amongst the list of incredible transformations through clean living, why is there someone who demolishes burgers bigger than your head on this list?

Well, in her own words, it’s all about enjoying everything in balance. When you see Kate appear on the likes of The Lad Bible, you only see a small percentage of her life – which would certainly make anyone jealous of the amazing shape she’s in after the food she eats!

However, behind-the-scenes, she is smashing it in the gym regularly and living lean. With such a fascinating double-life of over-sized pizzas and diets, we just HAD to talk to her and find out just how she does it.

Kate Ovens

Training Plan

  • Mon.

    Monday: Lower body resistance training + Bike HIIT

    • Barbell back Squats: 5 sets 8 reps
    • Romanian Deadlifts: 5 sets 10 reps
    • Barbell Glute raises: 5 sets 10 reps
    • Weighted walking lunges: 3 sets 16 reps
    • Bike HIIT: 30 secs fast 30 secs slow X 15
    • Stretch
  • Tue.

    Tuesday: Upper body push + abs

    • Barbell bench press: 5 sets 8 reps
    • Dumbbell incline bench press: 5 sets 10 reps
    • Cable chest fly: 3 sets 12 reps
    • Seated dumbbell shoulder press: 5 sets 10 reps
    • Tricep rope extensions: 4 sets 12 reps
    • Ab circuit X2
    • Plank 1 min
    • Overhead sit-ups 1 min
    • Ab cycles 1 min
    • Reverse crunches 1 min
  • Wed.

    Wednesday: Upper body pull + spinning

    • Lat pulldown: 5 sets 8 reps
    • Barbell bent over rows: 5 sets 10 reps
    • Bent over reverse fly: 3 sets 12 reps
    • Barbell upright rows: 4 sets 10 reps
    • Dumbbell side raises: 4 sets 12 reps
    • 45 min spinning class
  • Thu.

    Thursday

    • Rest Day
  • Fri.

    Friday: Full body HIIT workout + abs

    • Bodyweight squats
    • Mountain climbers
    • Pressups
    • Jump Squats
    • Chair dips
    • Jump Burpees
    • Bear crawls
    • Sprint on spot
    • Jumping Lunges
    • Pressups

    1 min each exercise with 10 secs rest beween, Once circuit is complete repeat but do exercises for 45 seconds

    • Same ab routine as Tuesday
  • Sat.

    Saturday:

    • Park run (30-45 min run)
  • Sun.

    Sunday:

    • Rest day (seriously – I think I will die when this starts on Monday)

Meal Plan

There isn’t too much variation right now (been at uni so haven’t spent too much time in the kitchen, but planning on using The Food Grinder’s recipes now that I’ve graduated) and quite excited to change it up with the help of Muscle Food too.

Interview with Kate Ovens

How on Earth can you eat so much in your challenges, but keep in such great shape?

A LOT of hard work and resisting from temptation. I workout regularly and have a very healthy diet the rest of the time.

Tell me about the history of your work, When did the inspiration strike to compete in food challenges?

I’ve always loved watching Adam Richman in Man VS Food and always thought – that looks SO good, I reckon I could do that. So I started doing some research online and found a challenge near me and became the first girl to complete it. When the before and after photo went onto The LAD Bible – things kind of went from there.

Kate Eating Challenge

What has been your favourite food challenge?

Definitely the 27 inch pizza at Toni’s Pizzeria in Glasgow. Despite not finishing it but being so close – it was definitely one of the best pizza’s I’ve ever had in my life!

And were there any challenges you found to be a struggle? Any why?

Admittedly, I’m not the best at food challenges compared to some of the professionals out there so most have been a struggle.

But one I definitely struggled with was at Sharks Club in Newcastle – I LOVE their chicken wings so much, but the consistency was getting me towards the end. Luckily I pushed through and finished it but doubt I would have been able to do much more

Would you say you’re more of a sweet tooth, or do you favour the savoury?

It depends on my mood really. Normally I would say savoury but every now and again I would crave something SO sweet. I had a stage where I constantly craved pick & mix as my ‘treat’ – it did look weird being 20 something standing in the middle of Tesco surrounded by 7 year olds.

QUICK FIRE – Favourite film that includes food!

Easy – Ratatouille. When he eats the grape and the cheese – I instantly crave it despite never thinking about combining the two together ever in my life!

Would you rather be a vegetarian forever, or eat meat but have to catch it yourself?

Such a harsh question guys! I think I’d have to catch the meat myself in all honesty – it’s too big of a portion in my diet now. Think I would just end up going fishing a lot cause for some reason that feels less cruel?

What is your favourite cheat meal?

My diet between challenges would probably be a nutitionist’s dream. 5+ fruit and vegetables every day as well as lean meats and good carbohydrates with plenty of water. I do snack throughout the day – with yoghurt and cheese etc. And I do like a good cup of tea or coffee in the morning too

Kate Eating Challenge

Do you have any favourite healthy meals?

I love smoked salmon and scrambled egg. But just graduating from being a student – it’s not the most affordable meal either

And what does your fitness plan look like?

Let’s just say I thoroughly enjoy my days off. My good friend Scott Webber who’s a personal trainer, I’m pretty sure is planning my death with the regime he’s set out for me over the next few weeks. It’s intensive but I know it needs to be done as well to keep things in balance

How much more training do you have to do to compensate for these food challenges?

Normally I try and spread the challenges further apart – give around 3-4 weeks between challenges to keep my weight maintained. However, due to having a lot of exciting opportunities this summer, I will consequently be having to increase the workouts/intensity – which I am really not looking forward to but it’ll be worth it I know

Have you got a favourite exercise?

I really enjoy running. I got into running when I was 17 and have run a couple of half marathons, 10ks, 5ks etc for charity. My aim within the year would be to complete a marathon (if I have the time) and promote a charity donation page on my Facebook page

And is there one you hate?

Kate Pizza Eating Challenge

Burpees.

Who are your most inspirational figures when it comes to keeping fit and eating healthy?

I don’t particularly idolise anyone. I admire Julianne Hough as she’s a dancer and has an incredible body but I know she works incredibly hard to stay in shape too.

I think Furious Pete has an incredible mind-set about doing food challenges and staying in amazing shape by exercise as well. The people who work hard for their bodies are the ones I admire the most

Of course the videos you create face scepticism from people who look on what you do as dangerous. What would you say to these people?

I am very aware of my health and would not do challenges if I felt it was ever going to affect me badly. I do get regular check-ups with the doctors and I am very healthy and in shape. If anything were to change – I would stop doing the challenges. There’s no point risking my health for a few likes on Facebook.

But to anyone who wishes to take a challenge on. A one off is usually fine – just a bit of a laugh and won’t effect you too majorly. However, doing them regularly may face issues, which you just need to be careful and cautious with.

What are your plans in the future? Any more big food challenges coming up?

I’m speaking with a TV company in LA right now which could potentially be exciting but I can’t reveal anything more than that sadly. I have a challenge being arranged with Maxwell’s in London with maybe some special guests (fingers crossed).

kate at restaurant

Also I will be flying out to LA soon about filming something with Comedy Central – but again, I can’t tell you too much about that. I’m doing a burger challenge at a place called Honky Tonk in Clapham middle of August which I’m really excited for.

Soon I will be taking over HelloU’s snapchat and doing a breakfast challenge (I think). I do have a charity challenge being organised for October and am doing a challenge with Emma Dalton at Grillstock in November. So fairly busy on the challenge front at the moment… hence why the intense workout regime right now.

If you could pick anything off Muscle Food to do an eating challenge, what would it be?

Probably the chicken funnily enough – just see how many chicken breasts I could do. Or perhaps the protein pizza’s? I enjoyed those too!

Any words of advice for others looking to take part in food challenges?

Just be careful with what you do. Remember it’s only a bit of fun and don’t push yourself so far that you’re sick because it’s really not worth it. Exercise regularly and keep eating healthy. Enjoy yourself every now and again just don’t get too carried away too often :) everything in balance.

Muscle Food Final Thoughts

Every story featured on Muscle Food outlines that you can enjoy many things in life, even the occasional Man V Food challenge - but they must be done so in moderation. A good diet and workout plan are essential. All stories, exercise routines and diet plans are provided by the customer and have not been checked by a nutritionist or doctor. Results may vary for different individuals.