Man vs Food’s Adam Richman Poses Nude After Major Weight Loss
The Travel Channel’s former hit show Man vs. Food was basically one giant eating competition for host Adam Richman, and in the end, food obviously won out over man, because when he retired from the show in 2012, he was a whopping 70 pounds overweight. Once he ditched the show though, Adam says he overcame his bad habits and took control of his body, and you’d never guess that he was the same guy as the one posing nude in the July 2014 issue of Cosmopolitan U.K. In the photo spread, a rather buff-looking Adam Richman is lying on his back, wearing nothing but soccer cleats and socks, a giant smile and one very strategically-placed USA soccer ball.
When all is said and done, Adam lost a total of 70 pounds in 10 months, and every bit of that weight loss was done the all-natural way, i.e. without any plastic surgery. “To combat the monotony of gym workouts, I started playing soccer,” Adam said during a recent interview. “My soccer training includes squats, pushups, resistance-band work, and sprints.” And not only did the TV host strip down for Cosmo to show off his hot new bod, the photo shoot was also an effort to raise awareness about male cancer for Cancer Research UK. Healthy living is an important part of Richman’s new lifestyle, and that is the most important message he wanted to share with the world.
There’s no doubt that Adam has come a long way from 10 months ago, when he got on the scale and cringed. “It was depressing,” Richman has said about his “before” body. “But it wasn’t just my appearance – airplane seats felt cramped, I was wearing an XXL jacket, and I had less energy.” The TV host’s amazing transformation and the steps he took to turn his life around raises an important point about natural vs. artificial weight loss. Too many people today turn to plastic surgery to drop excess weight or alter their appearance, when the only way they’ll enjoy long-term results is if they go all in and really change their habits and overall lifestyle. Now that Adam has lost those 70 pounds, he feels healthier and his energy levels have skyrocketed.
“If you’re a guy who’s always been the fun-to-be-around teddy bear, then all of a sudden people are viewing you as sexy, it’s nice,” Adam said about his weight-loss transformation. “It’s great not having to be the plucky best friend, or the comic relief anymore.” Now, the biggest challenge the 39-year-old faces is staying on track health-wise, especially in social situations where he’s faced with plenty of temptation. “Do I miss the food? Sure…but not as much as I enjoy the benefits of being at a healthy weight,” Adam says. Looks like in this version of man vs. food, the man wins!