Man Vs Food star loses four stone after quitting show – Daily TV round-up

Adam Richman was depressed over weight put on presenting food challenge show.

Adam Richman, the former star of 'Man Vs Food', has revealed that he has lost more than four stone after quitting the food and travel show.

The presenter, who had ballooned to 'the size of a small car' with a 40 inch waistline while making the show, said he had become depressed over his weight.

His last show in the series, where he travelled the US taking on increasingly huge food-eating challenges, aired last April.


Now he's lost 60lbs thanks to avoiding the huge portions he had devoured for several years on the show, and through regular exercise.

Before and after... host became 'depressed' over his weight (Copyright: Rex/Getty)

Speaking to People magazine about his new svelte appearance, which he hoped would also make his 'female prospects better', he said: “I could see my belly, It was unflattering. It sent me into depression.

“The crew [on a recent road trip] got a bunch of pizzas, and it was all I could smell. It sucked. But I had a Greek yogurt with raw almonds, water, and an iced coffee, and I was satisfied.”

He added that the show has also left restauranteurs with certain expectations of him.

“People expect me to order the biggest, richest dish, but it's nice saying no... I'm no human Dyson,” he said.

“When I watch old episodes , I see my doughy face. But I'm not filled with regret. 'Man v. Food' was the biggest career-defining opportunity. I went from anonymity to someone of note with access to amazing eateries.”

He now trains with weights, plays football and walks 10,000 steps every day, and hosts 'Fandemonium' on the Travel Channel, looking at the subject of fandom. [Metro/Daily Mail]

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