The Conversation: Epic Meal Time

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Two weeks after the start of a new year, millions of people are still watching what they eat and counting calories, hoping to uphold those weight-loss resolutions.

Today on the Conversation, ABC News' John Berman met a group of guys doing the complete opposite.

Harley Morenstein, 25, and his friends are behind the popular YouTube show, "Epic Meal Time."

"In this day and age, I feel like there's a big emphasis on organic foods or a lot of negative media in regards to obesity and stuff like that," Morenstein said. "We are there eating this, and [viewers] are eating vicariously through us."

VIDEO: In an age of watching what you eat, these guys aren?t.
The Conversation: Epic Meal Time

In each weekly episode, they set out to prepare and eat what they call epic food; the "world's greatest sandwich," for instance, made from nine bacon slices, three hot dogs, chips, cheese, gravy, a dozen eggs and maple syrup, all on a large french baguette.

Then there's the Thanksgiving feast that took the extravagance of a turducken so many steps further. They prepared a "bird in a bird in a bird in a bird in a bird in a pig.

"We were like, let's take the Turducken and wrap it in bacon. And we were like, wait, let's get more birds. Let's stuff a turducken with other birds like a quail and a cornish hen," said Morenstein, and then they stuffed that inside a pig.

So, did it taste good?

"It tasted delicious," he said, adding that it fed a crowd of 25, all of which are still alive.

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