In a battle of man versus food, Adam Richman is proud to report that he won. The star of "Man V. Food" dumped the dairy, wiped out wheat and shed 60 pounds to prove that he was stronger than pizza, reported EnStars on September 16. Now he's happier, healthier and eager to dish up his recipe for weight loss success.
Adam began his weighty journey in 2008. When Travel Channel's "Man v. Food" kicked off, he kicked into eating mode, scoring at food challenges such as giant-sized ice cream sundaes and massive amounts of meat. The show crept up in ratings...and Adam's weight kept pace.
When the dubious joys of getting heartburn and belly bulge wore off, Adam shifted into a different version of the show called "Man V. Food Nation." Fans ate the food, while Adam lost weight by losing the white flour and dairy products in his diet. He also exercised.
But before going on his weight loss plan, Adam almost made himself sick a few times, he confessed to People magazine recently. Among his tummy-twisting challenges:
- Eating five pounds of pizza
- Consuming close to eight pounds of steak and fries covered in mushroom sauce and cheese (he developed severe "meat sweats" and had to stop)
Reflecting on how he feels after going from extreme eating to extreme weight loss, Adam told People: "Man V. Food was the biggest career-defining opportunity. I went from anonymity to someone of note with access to amazing eateries."
And his new attitude is summed up on his Twitter page: "TV Host, Producer, Author, Man-about-town, Centre Mid for Ivanhoe FC, and one Righteous Dude. *Quite done with food challenges, thank you*"
In addition, Adam has a new show that emphasizes the burden on the fans to celebrate for him in a vicarious eating frenzy. It's called "Fandemonium," and features Adam immersing himself "with legendary bases of obsessed fans, Sundays at 10 p.m. on The Travel Channel."