I used to watch Man Vs Food while going through university, because watching an overindulgent man eat food you can’t afford is the perfect way to cement the hopelessness of a journalism degree. Adam Richman was the host – the man I used to watch. He would act like everything was the biggest challenge, but he had a gullet the size of a wheelie bin and a XXL stomach to boot. 90% of things he put away no worries.
In 2012, he decided to stop eating before he died and, as a result, the show was canned. Since then, he’s lost almost 30kg, and looks more like a human and less like those blimps that float above NFL games advertising cheesy Doritos or beer or whatever else is easy to market toward America’s bulging waistline.
Though losing weight wasn’t enough. Richman is now a vegan. A bloody vegan. All because he’s keeping fit for the forthcoming Soccer Aid. Talking with the Independent, he said:
I’ve been vegan for the past three months or so, because I’m in training for football right now. And for Soccer Aid I went 100 per cent vegan.
Now does that mean I’m not going to have a steak? No I absolutely will when I want to, but it’s just about picking and choosing my spots, and when I want to have that cow and I wanna have that bacon.
I’m going to make it count, I’m going to make it great quality.