Adam Richman’s 27 lbs. weight loss was evident after leaving Man vs. Food since he changed his diet plan (going vegan). Additionally, he has adopted a new fitness routine now. Despite rumors on the internet, Adam Richman did not have a heart attack and his health is completely fine in 2022.
The pioneer of food hunting and the ultimate food champion, Adam Richman is a name well known to TLC originally Travel and Living channel fans. A food fanatic hosting dine-in experiences and food challenges, Adam is identified as a TV personality and actor.
Since food was a crucial part of Adam’s everyday work, it was obvious for his weight to go overboard. Nonetheless, his comeback to a healthy transformation shocked everyone!
Beginning his television career with Guiding Light, Adam Richman was a recurrent face in commercials and theaters to be specific. Always a foodie at heart, Richman began keeping a travel journal of every restaurant he visited since 1995.
Introducing himself as a self-educated food expert and trained sushi chef, TLC’s Man Vs. Food became the turning point for the hardcore food lover. With the success of the show since its premiere in 2008, Adam’s weight too took off!
After officially retiring from competitive eating, Adam came forward with a shocking transformation. So, here’s everything we know about Adam Richman’s weight loss.
Adam Richman’s Weight Loss: How Retiring from Man Vs. Food Changed Adam’s Lifestyle for Good!
Living in the wonderland of scrumptious food, traveling from diners to diners across the country, taking on food challenges, winning some, and losing some, Adam Richman lived the life every foodie dreams of living.
But it wasn’t all rainbows, sunshine, or food heaven. It took a lot of effort and energy from the star and also took a toll on his weight as well as mental health.
Packing on pounds for the show and adding more to it with each episode, Adam Richman’s binge eating show eventually became something of an abyss that was staring back at him.
The absurd effect of the gluttony not just affected his body but equally had an impact on his mental well-being. So, for the sake of his own life, Richman quit the show in 2012 and stepped into his healthy era shedding all the weight.
For someone whose life revolved around the massive amount of food, binge-eating, and competitive eating, it would be hard to go back to eating like a normal person. From gulping down 190-pounds of burger alone to having to eat a bowl of salad, Adam Richman’s weight loss hasn’t been all that easy!
“It needs a lot of discipline to stop yourself from having another bite,” the ultimate eater shared in an interview with The Express Online in 2015.
Beginning his weight loss journey back in 2012 as soon as he left the show, Adam was not just a threat of lingering health problems but was also going through depression. Weight loss was a necessity for the host.
Richman opened up about his issues in Men’s Health back in 2013 in an article “Man Vs. Flab” where he shared he knew what he was getting himself into when he had to gulp down 72 ounces of steaks. He remorses the fact that it wasn’t just his weight but the gnawing health issues which made him make his long-term health a primary concern.
Consulting with a hematologist, a lipidologist, a cardiologist, and his own doctor, Adam Richman embarked on his weight loss journey.
First, he tried maintaining balance off his shooting time by exercising and eating healthy but little did the star know it wouldn’t compensate for all the huge calories he engulfed while shooting for the show.
Adam Richman firstly began cutting off white flour and starch. Working with his doctor and nutritionist in planning diet, Richman was determined to change the numbers on the scale which he says he will take to the grave!
For his extensive weight loss, the TLC host was put into a calorie-restricted diet that incorporated 100-calorie shakes and fiber-enriched tea, and fruit punch.
Luckily, the food legend’s body quickly adapted to his changed diet. Though the temptation was getting to him at times, Richman pushed through and transformed himself for good.
With 100 to 200 calories intake every two hours or so, healthy proteins like yogurt, lean meat, turkey jerky, and a gallon of water a day, Adam’s weight seemingly dropped and his energy soared.
Along with his physical workout sessions, Richman also began playing football. His soccer training includes squats, pushups, resistance-band work, and sprints. The 90-minute of running became part of his life and aided in making him healthier than ever.
The star shockingly lost 27 pounds and was in his best shape ever. Soon after Richman posed nude for Cosmopolitan showing off his toned physique and a bright smile on his face.
What’s That One Food Adam Richman is Never Gonna Eat Thanks to Man Vs. Food?
Hosting a show like Man Vs. Food, it’s natural to be done with food ever once in a while. As per Adam Richman, back in 2015, in an interview with Mirror, he revealed that he is so done with Oysters!
“After the oyster challenge in New Orleans, which was over half a decade ago, I think I may have had less than a dozen since,” he said. “It just turned me off.”
The ACME Oyster House’s challenge where he had to engulf 180 oysters became a traumatic experience for the food legend. Though Man managed to beat the food, Oyster took out Adam for life!
“I have a hard time with consuming anything that is still alive!” Adam Richman revealed reminiscing the feeling of 180 oysters passing down his gullet.